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How Medicare Works After a Public Service Career

Retired government workers and military members have choices to make




Biden Budget Would Extend Medicare Solvency by 25 Years

Plan includes increased taxes for high-income earners and more prescription drug negotiations

What's New for Medicare Enrollees in 2023

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

New Medicare $35 Insulin Benefit Will Cut Costs

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


How New Medicare Law Affects Your Health

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

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 Advantage Plans Gain in Popularity

Extra benefits fueling trend, but experts question progress

Medicare Savings Programs Can Save Enrollees Thousands

AARP Foundation helps older adults sign up and reap the benefits

Medicare Enrollees to Save Billions Under New Rx Law

Lower drug prices mean less need for medical care, government analyst projects

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


Medigap Plans Help Bridge Gap of Original Medicare Costs

Supplemental insurance will cover some deductibles and copays

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


How Much Do You Know About the Medicare Program?

Take this quiz and discover how knowledgeable you are about the health insurance program


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?

Call toll free 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Eastern M-F, 877-634-8213


AARP Answers on YouTube

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