| Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

A Feast of Information: Medicare Made Clear’s Free Guides

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare free guidesPerhaps there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But if you’re hungry to learn more about Medicare, you’re in luck. Medicare Made Clear offers you two free guides chock-full of good information.

What are these free guides?

A light meal: Medicare Made Clear Answer Guide

If you’re looking for your Medicare information in a quick bite, then the Medicare Made Clear Answer Guide might be enough to satisfy your appetite. The Answer Guide can help you understand the basics of Medicare: Original Medicare Parts A and B. It covers Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage), Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) and Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) plans, too.

You can also find basics on choosing a Medicare plan. And there’s a Resource Guide with food for thought on getting more answers.

The all-you-can-eat-buffet: Medicare Made Clear Show Me Guide

Need something more substantial to satisfy your appetite for Medicare information? Then the comprehensive Medicare Made Clear Show Me Guide is for you. The Show Me Guide contains everything that’s in the Answer Guide. It also has:

  • A more detailed explanation of costs connected with the different parts of Medicare

  • More specifics on different types of Medicare Advantage plans

  • Real-world scenarios to help choose the right Medicare plan for you

  • A Frequently Asked Questions section and Medicare Glossary

  • A listing of each State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) office in the U.S.

How do I get the free guides?

It’s easy! Go to the Resources area of the Medicare Made Clear website and go to the “Free Guides” page. Enter your name, email address and ZIP code and click “Submit.” Medicare Made Clear will send you links to both guides for you to access in PDF (Portable Document Format). You can also sign up to receive Medicare alerts and updates from Medicare Made Clear.

What can I do with the guides?

  • Download either or both guides to your computer. Then you can refer to them in their electronic format as you wish. If you need to download them again, the links in your email from Medicare Made Clear will continue to work.

  • Print out the guides to have paper copies available for your reference.

  • Share the guides in electronic or printed format with friends and family as you wish.

Still hungry for more reliable information on Medicare?

Make a visit to the full-service restaurant of Medicare information that Medicare Made Clear offers! Take a look at the Medicare Made Clear website for a complete overview of Medicare programs. The Medicare Made Clear blog offers deeper dives into how Medicare works, as well as features on senior health and well-being. Or you can check out the Medicare Made Clear video gallery to learn about Medicare for short, interactive “TV dinners.”

For more information, contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048. If you have questions about Medicare Made Clear, call 1-877-619-5582, TTY 711, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

 

Resources:

Medicare Made Clear Resource Center – MedicareMadeClear.com

Medicare Made Clear Blog – MedicareMadeClear.com

Medicare & You 2012 – Medicare.gov


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