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Latino Partners

Latino/Hispanic Partners

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is making sure that Latino/Hispanic Americans have access to quality health insurance and health care through national and local organizations. CMS provides its resources in multiple languages for our partners to communicate to their audiences to better serve individuals and families who qualify for Medicare, need health insurance, wellness and prevention information.

Below are some resources for our Latino/Hispanic partners.

Medicare

Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those with disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure. If you’re eligible at age 65, your initial enrollment period begins three months before your 65th birthday, includes the month you turn age 65, and ends three months after that birthday. However, if you don’t enroll in Medicare Part B during your initial enrollment period, you have another chance each year to sign up during a “general enrollment period” from January 1 through March 31. Your coverage begins on July 1 of the year you enroll. Read our Medicare publication for more information. For more information visit https://www.medicare.gov/ .

Some people are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. They are called Dually Eligible. Medicaid may also cover services not normally covered by Medicare (like long term supports and services and personal care services).

Si necesita una publicación en español, por favor llame al 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Click on the link for more information about the new Medicare "What's Covered App"!

https://www.medicare.gov/sites/default/files/2019-01/12035-whats-covered-app.pdf

New Medicare Card/Nueva tarjeta de Medicare

We’re removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. We’ll mail the new Medicare cards from April 2018 through April 2019.

Learn how we’ll mail the new Medicare cards in phases by geographic location. Medicare’s Open enrollment period is October 15 – December 7.

New Medicare Card Infographic Spanish

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/12018-S-10-Things-to-Know-About-New-Medicare-Card.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Partners-and-Employers/NMC-Spanish-Fillable-Flyer-A.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Partners-and-Employers/Spanish-NMC-Flyer.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Partners-and-Employers/Spanish-NMC-Tear-Off.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Outreach-and-Education/Tear-Off-for-After-Card-Mailing-Ends-Spanish.pdf

https://www.medicare.gov/newcard/ 

Click here for slides in English and Spanish you can share for presentations to groups of people with Medicare.

Other publications/Otros publicaciones:

Medicare y usted

Bienvenido a Medicare

Su guía para elegir un asilo de ancianos

La guía para escoger un hospital

Medicare y asistencia médica a domicilio

Cobertura de cuidado de salud en centros de enfermería especializada de Medicare

Su lista de verificación de alta

Si necesita una publicación en español, por favor llame al 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Medicare Webpages:

https://es.medicare.gov/publications/

https://www.medicare.gov/pubs/pdf/10050-S-Medicare-and-You.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/New-Medicare-Card/Partners-and-Employers/NMC-Guide-to-Sharable-New-Medicare-Card-.pdf

https://productordering.cms.hhs.gov/CreateAccount.aspx

https://productordering.cms.hhs.gov/login.aspx

https://productordering.cms.hhs.gov/ProductListing.aspx?pcatid=7&scatid=2 

Additional publications in Spanish are available at www.medicare.gov/publications 

Medicaid

The open enrollment period for Medicaid is all year round and is a program is for people with low incomes. Medicaid is a joint federal and state government program that helps with medical costs for people with limited income and resources. To enroll in Medicaid, go to www.HealthCare.gov , https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/ or visit your state Medicaid agency. Each state has different rules about eligibility and applying for Medicaid.

For more information on how to enroll in Medicaid, click here: https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/getting-medicaid-chip/.

Some people are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. They are called Dually Eligible. Medicaid may also cover services not normally covered by Medicare (like long term supports and services and personal care services).

For more information on the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, see our fact sheet: https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11306.pdf.

Health Insurance Marketplace/Mercado de seguros de salud

The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage. When you fill out the Marketplace application, we’ll tell you if you qualify for Private insurance plans or Medicaid or CHIP. You might qualify for lower costs based on your household size and income. If you don’t qualify for lower costs, you can still use the Marketplace to buy insurance. Plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and preventive care. 

To enroll and for more information, go to www.HealthCare.gov , https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/ or call 1-800-318-2596. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325. Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can also click on Find Local Help (buscar ayuda local) to see a list of Navigators and Assisters who can help you enroll in your community.

For questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace/Para preguntas para Mercado de seguros de salud:  

https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/

https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/contact-us/

https://marketplace.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/outreach-latino-communities.pdf  

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)/Program de seguro de salud para ninos

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is open for enrollment year round.

CHIP covers kids and teens with limited incomes, disabilities, and other circumstances.

Visit https://espanol.insurekidsnow.gov/ or call 1-800-318-2596. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325. Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669).

Please send any questions to Partnership@cms.hhs.gov.