Does Medicare/Medicaid Cover Medical Alert Systems?

Currently, we are not able to accept Medicare, Medicaid, or any insurance as payment. We encourage our members to contact their health insurance provider to see if their plan will issue a reimbursement for a medical alert system. 

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How Can You Pay?

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Alert1 accepts payment from credit cards, debit cards, and checks through automatic withdrawal. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Ordering a medical alert system is simple and easy. Call our Sales Representatives at 1-800-693-5433 or order securely online.

Alert1 Medical Alert Systems

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As seniors age, they desire the assurance that they will receive help in a medical emergency. Medical alert systems are designed to give seniors this security. Our systems are connected through home landlines, cellular or GPS technology to cover seniors wherever they go. Alert1 offers both home and mobile alert systems to fit your needs. These devices can include fall detection which senses a fall and contacts emergency services in case the senior is unable to.

When a senior presses their medical alert button, it connects them to our CSAA 5-Diamond Certified Command Center. Our operators will contact 911 or family members while they stay on the line until help arrives.

Alert1 provides monthly or annual plans to accommodate our member’s financial needs. The monthly plan gives the member the ability to sign up for our program without feeling locked into a contract. When a member signs up for the annual service plan, they receive a discounted monthly cost for paying annually. The annual plan offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. If a member decides a medical alert system is not right for them, we can refund 100% of the payment if the system has been tested within the first 30 days.

Medicare and Medicaid

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Seniors aged 65 and older are able to qualify for Medicare. Medicare is the federal health insurance program that covers a variety of health care expenses. There are different parts to Medicare that cover different services.

Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care. Medicare Part B covers certain doctors' services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services. Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) is a private health insurance plan which contains services from Part A, Part B, and additional benefits. Medicare Part D is optional prescription drug coverage.

Medical alert systems are not typically covered by Part A or Part B, Medicare. Certain Medicare Part C plans may cover medical alert systems in special circumstances.

Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health coverage for people with limited incomes. Each state has varying rules about eligibility for Medicaid. Benefits and services provided are change from state to state.

Dual eligible citizens can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid at the same time. Citizens who are eligible for both programs have most of their health care costs covered.

Long-Term Care Insurance

If you have supplemental long-term care insurance, you may qualify for reimbursements on your medical alert service.

This type of insurance helps pay cost of long-term care for aging seniors. The insurance covers care not typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid or employer health insurance.  

Long-term care insurance policies reimburse policyholders a daily amount to pay for care services and supports in the home, a community organization, or other facilities.

Check with your insurance provider to see if you qualify for coverage.  

Medical Alert Discounts

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If you cannot afford a medical alert system and your health insurance provider does not offer reimbursements, there are a variety of funding assistance options for our members.

Members who are veterans, AARP or AAA members can receive discounts on their monthly service charge.

Alert1 offers a refer-a-friend discount. For every friend referred to Alert1, you receive a free month of service. As soon as they sign up, you both receive a free month of quality service. Learn more at our refer a friend page.

Members who wish to add a spouse, partner, or an additional user may receive a deal on their service. A second additional user can be added for 50% off of the original charge.

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We hope you decide to join the Alert1 family. Maintain your independence and stay protected. Alert1 is the preparation you need in the event of an emergency. Help is just a push of a button away.