Senior Medicare Patrol

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program empowers seniors through increased awareness and understanding of Medicare programs. The program provides free unbiased and up-to-date health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers.

This knowledge helps seniors protect themselves from the economic and health-related consequences of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error, and abuse. SMP projects also work to resolve beneficiary complaints of potential fraud in partnership with state and national fraud control/consumer protection entities including Medicare contractors and state Medicaid fraud control units.

Why We Do It

The activities of the SMP program serve to enhance the financial, emotional, physical, and mental well-being of older adults – thereby increasing their capacity to maintain security and independence in retirement, and to make better financial and healthcare choices.