MAC Centers helping you to identify needs and service providers

MAC Centers are welcoming and accessible places located across the state where older people and people with disabilities, as well as their families and representatives, can obtain unbiased information and assistance in locating long-term care services and supports or applying for benefits. They provide a central source of reliable, objective information about a broad range of programs and services. MAC Centers also help people understand and evaluate the various options available to them regardless of income or eligibility for publicly funded long-term care.

Who do MAC Centers help?

Mac Centers are here to help older people and people with disabilities, along with their families and representatives, find long-term care services and supports to keep them living well and independently.

How do MAC Centers help?

MAC specialists provide assistance within a local center, over the phone, within a person’s home or in another convenient location. All assistance is free and confidential.

For more information, visit your local MAC Center, go to or call toll free 844-822-4MAC (4622).


Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 is a multi-faceted piece of legislation related to Medicare. One important provision of MIPPA was the allocation of federal funding (through Section 119) for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP), Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) to help low-income Medicare beneficiaries apply for programs that make Medicare affordable.

MIPPA grantees specifically help low-income seniors and persons with disabilities to apply for programs that help pay for their Medicare costs. The Medicare Part D Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help) helps pay the Medicare Part D premium and reduces costs of prescriptions at the pharmacy. The Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) helps beneficiaries pay for Medicare Part B.