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How to Apply for Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare- Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 to sign up for Medicare part A or Part B. For general information about enrolling, visit

Medicaid- To apply for Medicaid call the Moraine Lakes Call Center at
1-888-446-1239, or access them on line at

Converting to Direct Deposit- As the federal government continues to look for ways to save money, we want to help our residents understand anything that affects them. Currently, the U.S. Department of Treasury is requiring all federal benefits be paid electronically. This move to direct deposit will save taxpayers $1 billion over ten years and is considered safer and more reliable than paper checks. All federal payments, including Social Security, SSI and Veteran Affairs must be deposited directly into a bank account. If you are still receiving paper checks, we encourage you to convert to direct deposit as soon as possible.

We remind you that you are able to have your benefits deposited directly into the Lakeland Health Care Center Resident Trust Account. Signing an authorization for direct deposit into this account provides directions for how your funds will be managed. As an example, you can give instructions to pay your monthly cost-of-care contribution out of your trust account. Perhaps you will authorize the business office staff to pay your insurance premiums from this same account. This is an interest bearing account and you will receive monthly statements showing all activity. You are able to access your bank account by visiting the front desk any day of the week. Our staff is happy to help you set up a trust account and is also available to help you convert to direct deposit in another bank account of your choice.

Options for Converting to Direct Deposit

- Contact Margie Giese or Tiffany Rice, in the business office, to have funds directly deposited into the resident trust account.

- Phone 1-800-333-1795

- On-Line at

- Or, on paper by filling out and mailing to the Social Security Administration form FMS1200 - found on

*Any refund due to you as a result of Medicare or Medicaid eligibility being retroactively determined will be issued within thirty (30) days. Please contact the Lakeland Health Care Center's Business Office Supervisor for assistance.

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