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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Medicare Rights Center

Getting Medicare right

four stars

91.45

266 West 37th Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 869-3850   Web Site
EIN: 13-3505372

Board Leadership
Bruce C. Vladeck
Chair

CEO
Joe Baker
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. Since 1989, we've been helping people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits, navigate the Medicare system and secure the quality care they deserve. We're the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. Since 1989, we've been helping people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits, navigate the Medicare system and secure the quality care they deserve. We're the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Total value of Medicare benefits secured for clients
5,882,250
Total number of Medicare counseling sessions
15,310
Total consumers and professionals provided with Medicare information through helplines, webinars, presentations, and trainings
355,856
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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medicare Rights Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Medicare Rights Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 91.45 four stars
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 86.44 three stars
Public Citizen Foundation (DC) 85.95 three stars
Freedom Alliance (VA) 92.32 four stars
Goldwater Institute (AZ) 87.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $888,343
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $397,372
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,285,715
   Program Service Revenue $2,174,489
Total Primary Revenue $3,460,204
   Other Revenue $15,350
TOTAL REVENUE $3,475,554
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,211,147
   Administrative Expenses $287,803
   Fundraising Expenses $240,581
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,739,531
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-263,977
   
Net Assets $2,526,870

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Helplines $1,284,459 40.0%
Educational Outreach $963,344 30.0%
Enrollment Services $481,672 15.0%

Ratings History
Medicare Rights Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 91.45 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.32 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 81.88 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 83.06 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 79.68 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 85.39 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3505372
Name in IRS Master File MEDICARE RIGHTS CENTER INC
NTEE Code E05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$262,432 7.01% Joseph Baker President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 91.45 four stars
MapLight (CA) 94.48 four stars
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 86.44 three stars
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 97.10 four stars
Taxpayers for Common Sense (DC) 85.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Medicare Rights Center
266 West 37th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 869-3850
fax: (212) 869-3532
EIN: 13-3505372

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Board Leadership

Bruce C. Vladeck
Chair

CEO

Joe Baker
President

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