Medicaid (Mass Health) & Medicare, Do you have both?

Major changes will take place in 2013 for those who have both Medicaid (MassHealth) and Medicare.

It is important for you to understand these changes and be informed about how this new system will affect you and your family member.  One of the changes includes how (disability) community supports and services will be delivered.  There will also be changes in health care services.

The Center will host a meeting on January 17, 2013 for you to learn about this change and to ask questions.  Staff at The Arc of Massachusetts who have followed this issue will be the presenters.  You should attend if you have both MassHealth and Medicare and are between the ages 21 – 64 years.

Family members and community support professionals supporting individuals with both insurances are also encouraged to attend.

Dates of The Arc Meetings on Combining Medicaid and Medicare:

January 17, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Center of Hope Foundation/The Arc
100 Foster Street Southbridge, MA 01550

If you are unable to make the January 17 meeting, a similar one will be held on February 7, 2013.  See details below.  The Arc of Massachusetts may also hold a webinar for those unable to make a meeting.

February 7, 2013 
5:30p.m. – 7p.m.
The Arc of South Norfolk
789 Clapboardtree Street
Westwood, MA 02090

Please RSVP to Beth at and state which meeting you will join.  Also email Beth if would like to request a webinar on this change.