Welcome to Medicare

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 well. Medicare offers a number of preventive services to help keep you healthy and to find diseases early when treatments work best. Look at the checklist on the next page and take it with you on your next visit to your doctor or other health care provider. Use it to review and keep track of the preventive services that are right for you. Our goal is to help you achieve better health, better care, and lower costs.

One important new Medicare benefit—offered free of charge—is the Yearly "Wellness" visit. This is a chance for you and your doctor or other health care provider to review your health and talk about what you can do to stay as healthy as you can. To help you figure out what can help you stay well, your clinician may ask you to answer a short questionnaire called a Health Risk Assessment, as part of this visit. For more information about this and other important preventive services, visit www.medicare.gov/share-the-health.

Official Medicare Handbook

Click here to get the most recent booklet

2013 Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Comparison Guide

Click here to view Nevada's Medicare Supplement Guide

2012 Medicare Report; Donut Hole Savings and Preventive Services Update

Click to view the 2012 Medicare Report;
Donut Hole Savings and Preventive Services Update

Marketplace FAQs

Click to view the Medicare and
Marketplace FAQ's

We also have other helpful resources for you.
Visit www.medicare.gov
or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get specific answers to your questions.

You can also call your Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
or visit www.medicare.gov

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