ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin



Benefit Specialist Program



What is a Benefit Specialist

Disability Benefit Specialist (Ages 18-59)  

Elderly Benefit Specialist  (Ages 60+)

At the Racine County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) we have trained Information and Assistance Specialists who can help people identify their need(s), sort through options and make choices that are best for them.  When further assistance with benefits is needed, we have two Benefits Specialists on staff. Our Benefits Specialists are available to disabled persons ages 18 to 59, and those over the age of 60 to navigate the complex systems of public and private health insurance.

There are numerous programs such as Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP), Medicare Part A, B, C, and D, and Senior Care that can be overwhelming and our Benefits Specialists are available by appointment to assist in these matters. If you require this type of assistance please visit our contact page. If you are unsure if this is the person that can potentially assist you, our Information and Assistance Specialists will be able to connect you with the appropriate resource.


Benefit Information



     Medicare Workshops are offered by the ADRC - See the Classes and Workshops page.

Medicaid Programs


YouToons Video Explains Health Insurance -- from the Kaiser Family Foundation  In the 5-minute animated video produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered Http://  The YouToons break down important insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks. The video explains how individuals pay for coverage and obtain medical care and prescription drugs when enrolled in various types of health insurance, including HMOs and PPOs. 



Additional Information & Resources

Wisconsin State Health Insurance and Assistance Program

Medigap Helpline: 800-242-1060

Prescription Drug Helpline (over age 60)  855-67 PART D or 855-677-2783

Prescription Drug Helpline (under age 60)  800-926-4862

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Benefits Checkup - Free and simple.