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Big Medicare Changes Coming in 2024

More Rx drug savings, higher premiums, new MA rules

   

      

Will Original Medicare Survive in the Long Run?

New enrollees increasingly moving to Medicare Advantage

Millions on Medicare to Save Money from $2,000 Drug Cap

Analysis finds 1.5 million would have saved money if new law was in effect in 2021

48 Drugs With Price Increases Above Inflation Face Penalties

Beneficiaries will see lower coinsurance for these Part B medications

     

AARP Asks Court to Okay Drug Price Negotiations

Delaying the new law would harm older Americans, legal brief says

Medicare to Negotiate Prices on These 10 Prescription Drugs

Popular but pricey blood thinners, diabetes medications, cancer treatments make historic list

How New Medicare Law Affects Your Health

Answers to questions about how the new law affects insulin, vaccines, other Rx prices and more

     

Medicare Advantage Plans Gain in Popularity

Extra benefits fueling trend, but experts question progress

Changes on Tap for Medicare Advantage Plans

New rule would streamline broker commissions and more

Would a Government Shutdown Affect Medicare?

Medical care, hospital services and prescription drugs would still be available

Medicare Insulin Benefit

The New Medicare Benefit Lowers Insulin Costs

Beneficiaries with prescription drug coverage will pay no more than $35 a month for insulin

What You Need to Know About the Medicare Insulin Cost Cap

Answers to common questions about the new coverage for beneficiaries with diabetes

Medicare $35 Insulin Benefit Will Cut Costs for Millions

Beneficiaries have all of 2023 to switch plans for a lower price on that diabetes treatment

     

Sanofi Is Third Drugmaker to Lower Insulin Price

Starting in 2024 it will cut price of the diabetes medicine by 78 percent

Novo Nordisk Second To Cut Insulin Prices

Beginning in 2024, company will lower prices for both vials and prefilled insulin pens

Eli Lilly to Reduce Prices of Some Older Insulins

Company says it will match the new Medicare $35 cap for people with private insurance

Medicare Made Easy

Understanding Medicare’s Four Basic Parts

A guide to hospital, doctor, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug care

9 Things That Medicare Does Not Cover

You’ll need to plan ahead to pay for some common medical expenses

     

Do You Know How Much Medicare Costs?

Monthly premiums, other out-of-pocket expenses can add up

     

10 Things to Know About Medigap Plans

Your guide to buying Medicare ​supplemental health insurance

What You Need to Know About Part D Prescription Drug Plans

How to make sure that the medicines you are taking are covered

     

New Medicare Benefits for Chronic Conditions

What you should consider during the open enrollment period

Combining Medicare and Medicaid Can Save You Money

Becoming a ‘dual eligible’ can help with out-of-pocket medical expenses

     

What's New for Medicare Enrollees in 2023

The new year brings a cap on insulin copays, free vaccines, lower premiums and more

     

10 Common Medicare Mistakes to Watch Out For

How to avoid financial penalties and picking the wrong plan

Medicare Makes It Easier to Compare Care Online

New interactive tool searches doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, rehab, hospice and more

Medicare Eligibility: Do You Know if You Qualify?

Here are the requirements to be eligible for health care coverage

Enrolling in Medicare

5 Steps to Help You Sign Up

Learn when to enroll

Signing Up for Parts A and B Online

A guide to your initial enrollment period

2 Other Opportunities to Enroll

What to do if you miss a deadline

Financial Assistance for Premiums, More

How to get help paying for Medicare

     

Finding a Medicare Advantage Plan

Learn how to sign up online

Enrolling in Part D Coverage Online

Sign up for a prescription drug plan

Choosing a Supplemental Plan

How to buy Medigap online

Get Live Help with Enrollment

Talk to someone via phone or chat

Does Medicare Pay For ...

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Medicare Enrollment Guide

Your primer to help you as you first enroll

    

Learn at an Online Event

Enroll in seminars or see anytime on demand

Medicare Q&A Tool

Fast access to questions that are on your mind

    

'Medicare For Dummies' Book

Buy the 4th edition of our popular paperback

Have Medicare Questions?

Head to the AARP Help Center, available online 24/7

    

AARP Answers on YouTube

Check out our Medicare Made Easy video playlist