November 03, 2009

Gov. Nixon encourages Medicare users to contact CLAIM for free counseling

In broadcast advertisements airing on radio stations throughout Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missouri seniors who use Medicare to contact the CLAIM program for help with questions and answers about their health insurance.

CLAIM is a Columbia-based nonprofit organization funded by the Missouri Department of Insurance and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CLAIM volunteers offer free, unbiased help for Medicare recipients, either by phone or through one-on-one counseling.

Hear Gov. Nixon's commercial here.

About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.