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The Make Medicare Work Coalition (MMW) is a collaboration to promote access to affordable health care options in Illinois. MMW is led by AgeOptions, Health & Disability Advocates, and Progress Center for Independent Living. We provide materials, training, and technical assistance to professionals serving older adults and people with disabilities to enable them to help their clients access health care and prescription drug services and supports. MMW was created through generous support by the Michael Reese Health Trust, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Chicago Community Trust.

Below are some of our MMW resources and educational materials (please note: the materials on this page may change frequently based on current topics of interest.)


MMW Email List

Click the link below to become a member of the Make Medicare Work Coalition and receive emails with our new materials, alerts, and registration information for our trainings and events. To join the MMW list, you must be a professional or a volunteer who is affiliated with an organization.


New! MMW Videos in ASL


Resources for Professionals Working with People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


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Other MMW Resources

MMW Webinar- Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Updates- (November 9, 2016)

This webinar provided important updates for the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period that began November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017Alicia Siani from EverThrive Illinois joined us and provided an overview of the Illinois Marketplace plans offered in 2017, new functionalities of the Marketplace, important deadlines for consumers, and where to go for additional assistance.

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Interactive Toolkit: Navigating Healthcare Coverage Transitions
For Professional Benefit Counselors who Serve Individuals 65 and Older or Adults Under 65 with a Disability

This guide was created for professional benefit counselors to assist consumers who are 65 and older or adults under 65 with a disability in navigating healthcare coverage options. It includes detailed instructions on how to enroll in and transition through various forms of healthcare coverage without a gap in coverage, disruption in services, or financial penalties.  This guide will not provide an overview of the basics of Medicare or Medicaid. However, MMW does provide Basic Trainings throughout the year.  To view the dates of our Basic Trainings, please refer to our MMW calendar and training guidelines at the top of this page.

AgeOptions Client Health Benefits In-take Sheet (updated 12/22/15)

This intake sheet was created to assist counselors in obtaining all of the necessary information to counsel consumers on their Medicare options once they turn 65.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Click the link above to view a chart created by Health and Disability Advocates comparing the similarities and differences between the SSDI and SSI programs.