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Medicare Resources

If you'd like to know more about Medicare, here are some links to additional resources that might be helpful.

The following resources are from, the official U.S. government website for people with Medicare:

  • Medicare and You: A summary of Medicare benefits, coverage options, rights and protections, and answers to the most common questions about Medicare.
  • Your Medicare Benefits: A booklet explaining health care services and supplies covered under Parts A and B.
  • Medicare Eligibility Tool: A calculator that can show you the dates you're eligible for enrolling in Medicare.
  • Your Medicare Coverage: Find out which tests, items and services are covered by Medicare.
  • Medicare's free, secure online service for accessing personalized information regarding your Medicare benefits and services.
  • Free Medicare Publications: Find, read, print or order free Medicare publications.

Here are additional resources from trusted sources:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: The U.S. government's official website for Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: The official website for the Department of Health and Human Services, the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
  • MyAdvocateTM with Altegra Health: Available to all beneficiaries who meet certain federally defined financial qualifications for enrollment in a Medicare Saving Plan (MSP) administered by the Medicaid eligibility authority in each state.
  • MyAdvocateTM Part D CompleteTM: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Extra help for beneficiaries who qualify, to complete the application for enrollment.
  • MyAdvocateTM Recertification Assistance: Advocacy help with completing the annual redetermination or recertification process for dual eligible Special Needs Plan (SNP) beneficiaries.

If you're the child, spouse or friend of someone with Medicare, here are links to resources that can help you as you care for your loved one:

  • Caregiver Action Network: The nation's leading family caregiver organization, a nonprofit organization that provides education, peer support and resources free of charge.
  • National Alliance for Caregiving: A nonprofit coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.
  • Well Spouse Association: A nonprofit organization that advocates and addresses the needs of individuals caring for chronically ill or disabled spouses/partners.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance: A community-based nonprofit organization focused on the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.
  • Lotsa Helping Hands: An organization that powers online caring communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers' lives.
  • Children of Aging Parents (CAPS): A nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to assisting caregivers of elderly or chronically ill people.
  • Gilbert Guide: Provides caregivers with search tools for assisted and independent living facilities.
  • Provides information and support for caregivers of aging parents, spouses or other loved ones.
  • Living Wills and the Five Wishes: A popular website focused on living wills, Five Wishes has become America's most popular living will because it is written in everyday language and helps start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness.

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The information on this page is current as of 10/01/2015.

Y0079_7169 CMS Approved 11102015