The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) Area Agency on Aging is home to several programs that assist older adults in maintaining their independence and remaining in their communities.
The insurance counseling program called Senior Insurance Assistance is one of these programs. Our trained staff bring more than 30 years of experience in the health insurance field to assist you.
Our Senior Insurance Assistance program is also a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) office, and while the PPACG AAA serves only El Paso, Park and Teller counties, our SHIP program serves those counties as well as Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Lake and Las Animas counties. We visit those rural areas on a rotating basis, but we are always available to county residents by phone toll-free at 888-696-7213.
Our staff and volunteers are trained in the most current insurance information by the Colorado Division of Insurance. We do not sell any insurance, only give free guidance and support to those receiving Medicare benefits or to those who soon will be.
Our staff is here to help you understand Medicare and your health insurance plan so you will feel secure in your health insurance choices. We will help you review and compare insurance plans, including supplemental programs, employer group health plans, Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans and long-term care insurance programs. We will help you review and understand your insurance statement or bill, if you are concerned about proper billing. We can also advise and educate you about other insurance-related programs and how to get the greatest benefit for which you are qualified. And, if you are disputing an insurance claim or appealing a decision by Medicare or another health insurer, we can help you with that too.
If you are new to Medicare, come attend one of our free monthly Medicare 101 classes. These classes are taught by our experienced staff and will give you a chance to ask questions and make follow-up appointments with a familiar face. We look forward to seeing you at the PPACG Area Agency on Aging soon!
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is located at: 14 S. Chestnut St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 and may be reached at 888-696-7213 or 719-635-4891
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging Senior Insurance Assistance program. Their office may be reached at:
888-696-7213 or 719-635-4891