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2014 Medicare Costs
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2014 Medicare Costs
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This fact sheet provides the premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). It also includes information about the income-related monthly adjustment amounts for Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage).
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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4 Programs that Can Help You Pay Your Medical Expenses
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4 Programs that Can Help You Pay Your Medical Expenses
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A fact sheet with information about Federal and state programs for people with limited income and resources.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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A Quick Look at Medicare
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A Quick Look at Medicare
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This brochure provides basic information about how Medicare works.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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About the Health Insurance Marketplace
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About the Health Insurance Marketplace
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This bi-fold details how Americans can prepare for the new benefits available under the Affordable Care Act, which extends health services and coverage for millions. Learn how to find out if you are eligible for free health services.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Accountable Care Organizations and You: Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) for People with Medicare
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Accountable Care Organizations and You: Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) for People with Medicare
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This fact sheet gives a general overview about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs
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Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs
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This application allows you to apply for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act for you and your family.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Coordination of Benefits: Getting Started
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Coordination of Benefits: Getting Started
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This brochure provides an introduction and broad overview of coordination of benefits, including how Medicare works with other insurance and who pays first.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Enrolling in Medicare Part A & Part B
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Enrolling in Medicare Part A & Part B
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This booklet explains how to enroll in Medicare Part A & Part B.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Get Ready to Enroll in the Marketplace
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Get Ready to Enroll in the Marketplace
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Provides detailed information on what you need in order to apply for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Key Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace
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Key Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace
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Provides key timeline for the important customer focused dates of the new affordable care act coverage.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Life Changes Require Health Choices. Know Your Benefit Options
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Life Changes Require Health Choices. Know Your Benefit Options
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Marriage, childbirth, death, divorce: Life events change the health care options available to you and your dependents. Learn what you need to do to ensure you have the coverage you need at every stage of your life. (Previous item number: 521Y)
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Marketplace Application Checklist
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Marketplace Application Checklist
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Tells you what you need to apply for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act as well as the employer coverage tool.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Medicare & You 2014
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Medicare & You 2014
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Summary of Medicare benefits, coverage options, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare.
Available: as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Medicare Basics: A Guide for Families and Friends People with Medicare
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Medicare Basics: A Guide for Families and Friends People with Medicare
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If you are assisting a parent, grandparent or other relative or friend with health care decisions, get this comprehensive Medicare guide. It covers everything from hospital and physician services to preventive care, home health care, long term care.
Available: as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Medicare Coverage Outside the United States
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Medicare Coverage Outside the United States
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With a few limited exceptions, Medicare won't pay for health care or supplies you get outside the U.S.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services
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Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services
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This booklet explains ambulance coverage under Original Medicare. It provides information on coverage, payment, and rights and protection issues.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: How to Request a Coverage Determination, File an Appeal, or File a Complaint
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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: How to Request a Coverage Determination, File an Appeal, or File a Complaint
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This fact sheet explains to people with Medicare how to request a coverage determination, file an appeal, or file a complaint if they are enrolled in a Medicare drug plan.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Medicare and Other Health Benefits: Your Guide to Who Pays First
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Medicare and Other Health Benefits: Your Guide to Who Pays First
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Some people with Medicare have other coverage that must pay before Medicare pays its share of your bill. This guide tells how Medicare works with other kinds of coverage and who should pay your bills first.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Protect Yourself from Fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace
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Protect Yourself from Fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace
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This factsheet explains how to learn and access the health insurance marketplace, protect your personal information and report anything suspicious.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Quick Facts About Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and How to Protect Your Personal Information
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Quick Facts About Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and How to Protect Your Personal Information
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Describes the "Medicare-Approved" seal, and covers what information you should share and under what circumstances. (Previous item number: 523N)
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Social Security: A "Snapshot"
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Social Security: A "Snapshot"
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This publication provides a snapshot of the most important features of the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare programs.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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The Value of Health Insurance
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The Value of Health Insurance
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This publication provides an overview of what health insurance covers, including 5 things to know about health insurance.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Things to Think About When Choosing a Health Plan
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Things to Think About When Choosing a Health Plan
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Provides guidance on what costs and health needs to consider when choosing a health plan.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Welcome To Medicare
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Welcome To Medicare
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This booklet gives a basic overview of Medicare and includes key decisions that people who are new to Medicare need to make.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Your Medicare Benefits
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Your Medicare Benefits
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This booklet explains health care services and supplies covered under Medicare Part A and Part B.
Available: as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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