Find answers at these online sites

Sometimes my friends and I have questions about our Medicare benefits and other topics related to Medicare. Are there any helpful websites when we have a quick question?

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program is always a great resource for people with Medicare. SHIP’s website,, covers a little bit of everything related to Medicare.

The following websites are some of our favorites for Medicare beneficiaries.

Medicare –

You can:

· Check your enrollment

· Compare Medicare Health

Plans and/or Part D Drug Plans

· Enroll in a Medicare Plan

· Numerous other resources

MyMedicare –

Let’s you:

· Search and review your Medicare claims and Medicare Summary Notices

· Track your preventive services

· Keep track of your health care providers

· View your health care plans, prescription drugs and supplemental insurance all in one place.

Social Security –

Helps you:

· Get or replace a Social Security card

· Apply online for retirement benefits

· Apply online for disability benefits

· Apply online for Medicare

· Apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs

· Many other helpful tools

National Council on Aging –

This site:

· Helps match you with programs to help pay for medications, health care, food, utilities,

· Offers other information geared toward seniors

Healthcare Marketplace –

Helps you purchase insurance plans (typically not for Medicare beneficiaries)

Indiana Family and Social Services –

Let’s you:

· Check eligibility for Medicaid

· Learn more about assistance with Medicare costs

· Apply for the Medicare Savings Program

· Other information and resources for affording personal care

Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging –

AAAs deliver home and community-based services to older adults, and to people with disabilities of any age and their caregivers. On this website, you can:

· Find comprehensive list of resources relevant to older adults and people with disabilities living in Indiana.

· Find an agency near you.

If you or someone you know needs help understanding Medicare benefits or with other Medicare related issues, call 1-800-452-4800, or 866-846-0139 TDD.

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