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CICOA Receives Grant to Provide Public Education on Medicare Issues

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions will use a grant from Universal American to provide information and assistance to Medicare recipients across Central Indiana.

Indianapolis, IN, December 20, 2009 --( CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions recently received a $15,000 grant from Universal American to provide public education to consumers across central Indiana about Medicare issues. CICOA will use the grant to provide information and assistance to Medicare recipients, family members and caregivers about Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Health Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Low-income Subsidies, and Medicare fraud issues.

In addition to preparing and delivering four formal presentations, CICOA will provide assistance to 200 to 400 individuals calling the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) to speak with staff State Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) counselors. CICOA also will conduct 50 to 100 face-to-face counseling sessions and will process 50 or more enrollments or eligibility determinations for Low Income Subsidies and claims appeals. Finally, CICOA will produce and distribute10,000 informational fliers about Medicare’s Low Income Subsidy Programs.

CICOA sought private philanthropic funding of these services to fill the gap caused by shrinking federal and state funding. Universal American offers Medicare Advantage plans and other products.

About Universal American Corp.
Universal American (NYSE: UAM), through our family of healthcare companies, offers benefit plans designed to promote collaboration among our members and their healthcare professionals. This Healthy Collaboration(SM) improves the health and well-being of over two million people with Medicare every day.

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is the premier source of information and access to resources for seniors and persons with disabilities living in Central Indiana. Through a network of agencies, service groups and volunteers, CICOA provides home care services including personal home care, home-delivered meals, home health care, senior transportation services, respite care and caregiver assistance. Annually CICOA provides in-home care management to more than 3,750 clients, delivers more than 515,000 nutritious meals to homes and 34 neighborhood sites, and offers respite care and supplemental services to 1,500 caregivers. CICOA’s Aging & Disability Resource Center handles more than 44,000 calls per year from people seeking assistance with aging and disability issues. CICOA is a leader in community change with its Lifelong Living Communities Initiative designed to make central Indiana the most elder-friendly community in the country.

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Dana Robinson

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