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Medicare Open Enrollment: Everything You Need to Know

When it starts, when it ends, and how it works for original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

   

   

      

Medicare Part B Premium Will Decrease in 2023

The annual Part B deductible that beneficiaries must meet is also going down next year

Medicare’s $35 Insulin Premium Deal Could Be Tricky to Get

Glitch on the program’s website means consumers likely will need help picking best Part D plan

Medicare Advantage and Part D Premiums to Drop in 2023

Average monthly costs for a private Advantage plan could see a decline of nearly 8 percent

     

When Medicare Changes in New Rx Law Go Into Effect

A year-by-year implementation timeline of the Inflation Reduction Act’s health provisions

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 with limited incomes sign up for the cost-saving programs

Medicare Made Easy

Understanding Medicare’s Four Basic Parts

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

8 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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More AARP Tools & Resources

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

Check out our Medicare Made Easy video playlist

      


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