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CMS.gov – How to Get Medicare Information

CMS.gov is a government website by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This government agency is part of the Department of Health & Human Services. CMS oversees the Medicare program, along with Medicaid and other programs. What can you... Read more


What are SocialSecurity.gov and ssa.gov?

Ssa.gov is the Social Security Administration's official website. You can also type SocialSecurity.gov into your browser and it goes to the same site. What is the Social Security Administration? The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a government... Read more


Enrolling Medicare Part D

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t include coverage for most prescription drugs you take at home. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who regularly take prescription drugs, you might have to pay out of pocket for your medications unless... Read more


Comparing Medicare Part D Plans

Every Medicare beneficiary has access to at least one stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan in 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This means that you, like most other Medicare beneficiaries, will have dozens... Read more


How do I Choose a Medicare Part D Plan That is Best for Me 

Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage offered by private insurance companies. You can get Medicare Part D coverage through a stand-alone plan that works together with Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or through a Medicare Advantage plan. This... Read more


Is Medicare Part D Part of Medicare Advantage?

If you’ve been introduced to Medicare, you know that Medicare likes to separate out parts of your health care coverage and name these parts according to letters from the alphabet. Medicare Part A is hospital insurance. Medicare Part B is medical insurance.... Read more


When Can I Sign up for Medicare Part D?

Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage, as you may know. You might decide you need this coverage, but when can you get it? We'll fill you in on when and how to enroll in Medicare Part D. Why sign up for Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D is optional... Read more


Can I Change Medicare Advantage Plans Anytime?

Thinking about changing Medicare Advantage plans? Maybe you've been comparing Medicare Advantage plans and discovered one that works better for you. Why change Medicare Advantage plans? Medicare Advantage plans deliver your Medicare Part A and Part B... Read more


How to Enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan

Did you find a Medicare Advantage plan that you feel meets your needs? Now that you've found the plan you want, here's how to enroll in the Medicare Advantage plan of your choice. How to enroll in Medicare Advantage You might be surprised at how easy it can... Read more


Seven Medicare Advantage Benefits To Consider

If you get a Medicare Advantage plan, you may get extra Medicare Advantage benefits not typically provided by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Not all benefits are covered in the same way by all plans. Here are seven benefits to consider. 1. Medicare... Read more



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