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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Medicare

Center for Medicare Advocacy

The Center for Medicare Advocacy focuses on the needs of Medicare beneficiaries, people with chronic conditions, and those in need of long-term care. The website provides a great deal of information clarifying many Medicare topics, and each year, the Center represents thousands of individuals in appeals of Medicare denials, as well as responds to approximately 7000 telephone and email inquiries.

Extra Help

Helps people with limited resources and income pay for the costs—monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments—related to a Medicare prescription drug plan.

Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare health plans offered by private insurance companies that contract with Medicare to provide you your Parts A, B and sometimes D, benefits.

Medicare Part D Plans

Prescription drug coverage for people with Medicare.

Medicare Plan Finder

This invaluable tool can be used to find the most appropriate and affordable prescription drug and Medicare Advantage plans available based on your personal needs.

Medicare Rights Center (MRC)

The largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare. Their enrollment projects help people with limited incomes access benefits that can help pay their Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-pays. They also offer a hotline and education services to help inform Medicare recipients of their rights and how to best use and navigate their benefits.

Medicare Savings Programs

Help pay your Medicare premiums and other costs if you have limited finances. There are three main programs, and each has different income eligibility limits.

Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)

Insurance that can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles.

Medicare.gov

Provides extensive information about all aspects of Medicare: rights and protections, plan choices, prescription coverage, billing, appeals, a Medicare glossary, and much more.

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP)

Provide free, in depth, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers. 

Help with Medical Costs

American Kidney Fund

Need-based programs help patients with health insurance premiums, transportation costs, prescription medications, and many other necessities related to health care.

Benefits.gov

Search for government programs that assist with costs related to health care.

Blood and Marrow Transplants Financial Aid Resources

Offers a wide range of resources to assist people in need of blood or marrow transplants. Links range from free air transportation for patients in financial need who must travel to receive medical treatment to basic fundraising help.

Bone Marrow Foundation

Funding helps to cover the myriad costs associated with transplants, such as donor searches, compatibility testing, bone marrow harvesting, medications, home and child care services, medical equipment, transportation, cord blood banking, housing, and other expenses associated with the transplant.

Cancer Care

Financial Assistance program helps with treatment-related costs, such as transportation, home care and child care.

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