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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Medicare Rights Center

Getting Medicare right

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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 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total value of Medicare benefits secured for clients
5,601,590
Questions answered for consumers and professionals on national helpline
18,775
Total visits to Medicare Interactive website
3,016,260
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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
Project Vote Smart (IA) 86.04 three stars
Project On Government Oversight (DC) 96.22 four stars
Taxpayers for Common Sense (DC) 92.02 four stars
Freedom Alliance (VA) 90.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,348,877
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $366,346
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,477,773
Total Contributions $3,192,996
   Program Service Revenue $801,959
Total Primary Revenue $3,994,955
   Other Revenue $-17,329
TOTAL REVENUE $3,977,626
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,177,411
   Administrative Expenses $299,226
   Fundraising Expenses $244,676
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,721,313
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $256,313
   
Net Assets $2,841,336

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 $1,270,964 40.0%
Educational Outreach $953,223 30.0%
Enrollment Services $476,612 15.0%

Ratings History
Medicare Rights Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 03/01/2019 91.45 four stars
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
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$285,298 7.66% Joseph Baker President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 91.45 four stars
Taxpayers for Common Sense (DC) 92.02 four stars
The Campaign Legal Center (DC) 90.45 four stars
Goldwater Institute (AZ) 87.22 three stars
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (DC) 85.56 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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