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Area Agency on Aging
Five County Association of Governments
1070 W. 1600 S. Building B
St George, UT 84770

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Benefits Enrollment Center

We help enroll seniors with limited means into the benefits programs for which they are eligible so that they can remain healthy and improve the quality of their lives.

The Center for Benefits Access supports 87 Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs) around the country to help low-income people with Medicare access programs that pay for healthcare, food, and more. Using web-based tools and person-centered approaches, the BECs help low-income seniors and persons with disabilities find and enroll in all the benefits programs for which they are eligible, and create coordinated, community-wide systems of benefits access.

Core benefits for people with Medicare

The BECs focus on connecting Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes to these core benefits:

BECs also help seniors and younger adults with disabilities to apply for other programs, such as Supplemental Security Income, State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs, local transportation assistance, tax relief, and more.

Funding for BECs

BECs are supported with funding from the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA), administered through the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). The Center for Benefits Access has supported the creation of BECs since 2009.

Achievements to date

From the start of their work in 2009, the BECs have assisted over 535,000 older adults and people with disabilities with over 800,000 applications for benefits estimated to be worth over $1.3 billion.

For more information about the BECs’ successes and challenges, read our series of lessons learned reports or check out this 2017 evaluation report of BEC promising practices.

 

Millions of financially vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities qualify for—but are not yet enrolled in—benefits that could help them pay for prescription drugs, medical care, food, or heat for their homes.


Contact us to see how we can assist you today!

"One in three Americans aged 65+ is economically insecure—lacking the resources needed to meet basic food, housing, and medical needs. Millions of financially vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities qualify for — but are not yet enrolled in — programs that could help them pay for prescription drugs, medical care, food, or heat for their homes."

- National Council on Aging