Relay for Extra Help

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has identified that North Carolina has more than 80,000 Medicare recipients who potentially qualify for the Low-Income Subsidy “Extra Help” cost-saving programs, but have not yet enrolled.  During this UNC-TV special, host Deborah Noel and a panel from SHIIP will discuss the “Relay for Extra Help” campaign, which encourages Medicare recipients to help each other by relaying the message to their local communities that financial assistance is available – even for those who might not typically receive federal assistance.

SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage, long-term care insurance and other health insurance information to North Carolina’s 1.5 million Medicare recipients and their caregivers. SHIIP’s trained volunteers provide one-on-one counseling in all 100 counties.