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Medicare is a national social insurance program available to individuals who are receiving Social Security income benefits including older adults and people with disabilities. Medicare.gov provides information and assistance to beneficiaries. 

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BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC. BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. In particular, two benefit programs targeted under MIPA: (1) Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - The LIS program, also known as "Extra Help" provides assistance to Medicare Part D beneficiaries in paying for their monthly prescription drug cost; and (2) Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) - These benefits, available through the state Medicaid agency, help consumers with low incomes…

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Medicare.gov, the official U.S. Government site for Medicare, provides tools for recipients to find and compare doctors, hospitals and other providers. Through this tool, you can find out about the services offered, make side-by-side comparisons on the care they provide and more, and get helpful tips on choosing providers and plans.
It's convenient, quick and easy. There's no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It takes less than 10 minutes. Social Security will process your application and contact you if more information is needed. Otherwise, you'll receive your Medicare card in the mail. Medicare is managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Social Security works with CMS by enrolling people in Medicare.

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Annual Open Enrollment - October 15 through December 7 - Time to Review Your Coverage This is an extraordinary time for health care in our Nation's history. We are working to make sure you have health care you can depend on—care that's focused on you, and is safe, effective, and timely, at a cost you can afford. You may have heard about some of the exciting new changes Medicare has been making to help improve your health care—like more free preventive services and lower prescription drug costs. There are some actions you can take right now to help keep yourself…

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