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Your Guide to Medicare Open Enrollment

As pandemic rages on, it’s especially important to review your coverage and make changes by Dec. 7



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New Medicare Rule Encourages Home Dialysis

Feds also promise increased financial support for kidney donation

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AARP Answers: Medicare and the Coronavirus

The latest on free testing, telehealth, elective surgeries and more

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CMS Loosens Rules for Coronavirus Testing

Medicare and Medicaid will no longer require a doctor’s prescription for COVID-19 screening


The CDC explains how social distancing can decrease pressure on the health care system

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Latest Updates on Coronavirus for Older Americans

As states reopen, high-risk individuals are asked to stay home in early phases

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How Older Workers Make Medicare Mistakes

Take these steps to avoid paying big bills after you turn 65

Medicare Basics

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Understanding Medicare’s Four Basic Parts

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

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7 Things That Medicare Does Not Cover

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

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Do You Know How Much Medicare Costs?

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

Cover the gap

Medigap Plans Help Bridge Gap of Original Medicare Costs

Supplemental insurance will cover some deductibles and copays

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What You Need to Know About Part D Prescription Drug Plans

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

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Medicare Advantage Plans Adding Benefits for 2020

Extras can range from nutrition visits to even cleaning your carpet

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Combining Medicare and Medicaid Can Save You Money

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

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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

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10 Common Medicare Mistakes to Watch Out For

How to avoid financial penalties and picking the wrong plan

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Medicare Makes It Easier to Compare Care Online

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

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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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Medicare for Dummies

Medicare for Dummies — Get the Benefits You Deserve

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

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How Much Do You Know About Medicare?

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

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AARP’s Medicare Question and Answer Tool

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

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