| Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Resources at Your Fingertips

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

medicare resourcesDo you need financial assistance to help pay some of your Medicare costs? Do you know how to find out if your health test or procedure is covered by Original Medicare? With information spread out all over the Internet, it can be hard to find the answers you’re looking for.

Here’s a list of resources that may help you find the answers you need.

Your Medicare Costs Overview: Learn about programs that may help you save money on health care and drug costs.

Medicaid: A joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. The Medicaid program also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, like nursing home care and personal care services.

Medicare Savings Programs: Find out if your state will help pay for your Medicare premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments if you meet certain conditions.

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): A Medicare and Medicaid program that helps people meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility.

Drug Costs: If you meet certain income and resource limits, you may qualify for Extra Help from Medicare to pay the costs of Medicare prescription drug coverage.

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP): Get local assistance with general Medicare questions or Medicare-related complaints, or if you need answers to questions related to individual Medicare plans.

More Help: Find extra resources at state insurance departments, senior websites, other government websites, and other health care resources.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging: Find out what services are available in your community to help older adults stay in their homes safely and comfortably.

Medicare.gov: Find out if Original Medicare will cover your health test, item, or other services. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medicare supplement insurance plan, contact your insurance provider directly to ask what is covered under your individual plan.

My Medicare.gov: A secure online service for accessing personalized information about your Medicare benefits and services.

Social Security Administration Office: Get answers to questions about Social Security retirement and disability benefits, and about Extra Help paying for all or part of your Medicare plan. 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday; TTY users, call 1‑800‑325‑0778

Medicare Helpline: Get answers to all your Medicare questions. 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; TTY users, call 1-877-486-2048

MedicareMadeClear.com: Providing information, tools and resources to help you make informed Medicare decisions.

For more information, explore MedicareMadeClear.com or 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.

Resources:

Medicare Made Clear: Information, tools and resources to help you make informed Medicare decisions.

Medicare.gov: Visit the official U.S. government site for Medicare.

Medicare & You: Get the official U.S. government Medicare handbook.

 

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