Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 or older and certain disabled people.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program

Helps seniors find answers to the important questions you have on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, and other health insurance issues.

Medicare Enrollment or Lost Medicare Cards:
To apply for Medicare, contact your local Social Security office or the national Social Security toll free number 800-772-1213. Also, contact Social Security if you lose your Medicare card.

Medicare Coverage and Medicare Claims:
For questions about Medicare coverage or claims, except for Medical Equipment or Home Health, contact:

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
P.O. Box 1418
Little Rock, AR 72203

For questions about coverage of claims for Medical Equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies, contact:

Palmetto Government Benefits Administrators
P.O. Box 100234
Columbia, SC 29202-3234

For questions about coverage or claims for Home Health contact:

Palmetto Government Benefits Administrators
P.O. Box 7004
Camden, SC 29020

Medicare Fraud and Abuse
To report Medicare fraud and abuse, call: 800-Medicare

Medicare Assignment
To receive a guide listing all Arkansas physicians who accept assignment on Medicare patients contact Medicare at: 800-Medicare

Quality of Care Complaints
If you have a question about the quality of care you received in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or home health agency, contact:

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
P.O. Box 180001
Fort Smith, AR 72918-0001

Medicare Supplement Insurance
For questions or complaints about Medicare Supplemental Insurance policies or for information for comparing policies, contact:

Arkansas Insurance Department
1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-1904