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  • More drug savings coming through 2020

    The percentage you save in the coverage gap (Medicare prescription drug coverage) will increase each year through 2020. In addition, you'll continue to get the 65% discount on covered brand-name prescription drugs.
  • New Medicare Card Video

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing new Medicare cards to protect the safety and security of people with Medicare.
  • How Many Seniors Are Living in Poverty?

    Payments from Social Security and Supplemental Security Income have played a critical role in enhancing economic security and reducing poverty rates among people ages 65 and older. Yet many older adults live on limited incomes and have modest savings.
  • Applying for Medicaid Benefits

    How do you apply for Medicaid?
    Because Medicaid is administered by the states, each state has its own eligibility requirements and available benefits. Considerable variation can exist.
  • Waiting for Retirement - Should you sign up for Medicare at 65?

    Even if you plan on waiting until full retirement age or later to receive Social Security retirement benefits, consider signing up for Medicare. If you're 65 or older and aren't yet receiving Social Security benefits, you won't be automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B.
  • Medicare Coverage - Understanding Coverage Basics

    Medicare is a federal program that provides health insurance to retired individuals, regardless of their medical condition, and certain younger people with disabilities or end-stage renal disease. Here are some basic facts about Medicare that you should know.