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​Your Guide to Medicare Open Enrollment

It’s important to review your coverage and make changes by Dec. 7




Medicare Advantage Plans Gain in Popularity

Extra benefits fueling trend, but experts question progress

CMS Chief Outlines Her Vision for the Program

AARP interviews ​​Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new head of Medicare

Drug Costs Reform Deal Struck in Congress

Medicare price negotiation and out-of-pocket caps included in agreement


Pros and Cons: Exploring the Differences in Coverage

How beneficiaries get their care differs depending on the option they choose

Medicare Expands Telehealth Services During Outbreak

Virtual doctor visits limit exposure risk and can slow spread of coronavirus

How Older Workers Make Medicare Mistakes

Take these steps to avoid big surprise medical bills in the future

Medicare Basics

Understanding Medicare’s Four Basic Parts

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

7 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

Following the Rules

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

Does Medicare Pay For ...

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Tools and Resources

Medicare for Dummies — Get the Benefits You Deserve

In "Medicare For Dummies," AARP’s Medicare expert helps you navigate the confusing maze

How Much Do You Know About Medicare?

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

AARP’s Medicare Question and Answer Tool

Fast access to the questions you have about how the program works

Latest Medicare News

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