"Medicare & You" is a handbook that summarizes Medicare benefits, options for coverage, and the rights and protections granted to Medicare recipients. It also provides answers to questions people frequently ask about Med... More »

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The Medicare Extra Help program assists those with limited income and resources in paying for the premiums, deductibles and copayments of their Medicare part D prescription drug plan. Medicare recipients can apply for th... More »

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As of 2015, the open enrollment period for the Medicare Advantage Program is between October 15 and December 7 every year, according to Medicare. During this time, a Medicare subscriber can switch their Medicare Advantag... More »

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Among other benefits, Medicare counselors can help the less knowledgeable understand the mechanics of the program, information that may be useful to, for example, participants who intend to appeal denials of coverage, ac... More »

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Medicare is a federal health care program offering medical coverage for all Americans age 65 and older, along with younger people with disabilities and those with end-stage renal disease, a chronic kidney disease. Medica... More »

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The main difference between Medicaid and Medicare is that Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage for persons age 65 and older or who are disabled, regardless of income, while Medicaid is a state-admi... More »

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As of 2016, benefits offered through Medicare Part D plans from AARP include low co-pays for prescriptions filled with the Preferred Retail Pharmacy network, a free 90-day supply of certain medications from OptumRx home ... More »

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