Last fall, Medicare beneficiaries in Southeastern Pennsylvania were facing a loss of several Medicare Advantage plans impacting over 64,000 beneficiaries and overwhelming local SHIP/APPRISE programs.  CARIE’s Dorothy S. Washburn Legislative Committee wrote a Medicare Advantage White Paper that was sent to numerous officials at CMS and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.  The paper includes recommendations based on the collective experience of the committee in working to assist these beneficiaries.