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Medicare Eligibility: Age, Qualifications, Requirements

Here are the requirements to be eligible for health care coverage

Medicare Initial Enrollment

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How to Sign Up: A Guide to Medicare Enrollment

When you can enroll for health coverage, the best ways to do it and how to avoid penalties

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10 Common Medicare Mistakes to Avoid

Errors can prove costly to new enrollees of the insurance program

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Exploring Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Which path you take will determine how you get your medical care — and how much it costs

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Can You Enroll in Both Medicare and Medicaid?

Becoming ‘dual eligible’ can provide some financial relief for those with low income

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Medicare Prior to Enrolling

Though complicated and costly, the federal insurance program helps older Americans afford health care

Picking Your Plans

Cover the gap

How to Choose the Right Medigap Plan

Supplemental insurance helps bridge the gap of costs not covered by original Medicare

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What Prescription Drugs Does Part D Cover?

Make sure the medications you take are covered when choosing a plan

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Benefits for Medicare Advantage Expanding

Find out how you may be entitled to some new nontraditional services

Tools and Resources

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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Test Your Knowledge About Medicare Coverage

Discover how much you really know about the national health insurance program

Medicare Resources

Helpful Resources for Understanding Medicare

The system is complicated, but there is help available online and by phone

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