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Medicare Information

Our staff at Southwest Montana Aging and Disability Services are trained to help you with Medicare, whether it is explaining benefits or signing up for a Prescription Drug Plan or finding a Medicare Supplement.  If, however, you would like to explore options on your own, here is some informaiton to help guide you along.  Remember that we are always here to answer questions .

Helpful Websites:  "Just Click on the button."


The official Medicare Website, contains a wealth of information about Medicare benefits and includes the

Medicare Part D Plan Finder where you can go to compare and enroll in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.

The official Montana Commissioner of Securities and Exchange Website or State Auditor's Office.  This site has some great information overall, but particularly for seniors.  Just look on the right hand side of the home page and click on seniors.  On the seniors page you will see, again on the right hand side, the Medicare Supplemental Guide and the Medicare Supplemental Rate Comparison Guide.  These are wonderful publications to help you choose a Medicare Supplement.

Do you or someone you know need help with paying for a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?  At the Social Secuirty Website you can apply for the Low Income Subsidy.  If a beneficiary meets the income and asset limits, they can enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan with lower or zero premiums, lower or no deductibles and lower co-pays for their drugs.

The Big Sky Rx program is a State Pharmacy Assistance Program that helps Medicare Beneficiaries with their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan premiums.  Click this link for more information and to download an application.

Forms and Informational Documents;

Other Services and Programs

Below are links to other service organizations in Montana who may be able to provide assistance, or contact our agency and we will help connect you with the program or service that best meets your needs.

The Adult and Disability Resource Center website can help you search for multiple programs and services available in Montana.  Click here to explore this wonderful resource.

The Senior and Long Term Care Division oversees a variety of services including Adult Protective Services, Information and Assistance, Legal Services, Area Agencies on Aging and the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Click here to find out how to access the Montana Aging Services Network.

The Lifespan Respite Program provides fouchers to help caregivers care for a loved one.  Click on this site to see how to apply

Do you know of someone being exploited, abused or neglected.  Click here to learn about Adult Protective Services and how to make a referral.

The Belmont Center in Butte Montana offers a variety of services including meals, social activities, transportation and in-home services.  Check out their website for more information.

Do you need assistance with food or medical expenses.  This link will take you to on-line applications for programs such as Medicaid or food stamps.  You can then contact our office if you have questions or need help filling out an application.

Great information on Alzheimer's including services, events and training. 

Need legal assistance but are unable to afford such services.  This link provides a guide to free and low- cost legal aid, assistance and services in Montana.

Not sure what benefits are available or if you would qualify? This link can help you find benefits and determine if you would qualify.


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