Medicare Educational Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (or about to be!)

Here are links to resources you can use to educate yourself on your Medicare Benefits and Insurance Options. Open Enrollment is here to allow changes from one Medicare Advantage Plan to Another: See your options HERE  

Thinking of changing Medicare options? See your options HERE

When to sign up for Medicare HERE   

  • Medicare.gov explanation of the various dates and life events you need to be aware of
  • Easy website for California beneficiaries to Search and Compare Medicare options HERE

How to file a complaint (grievance) HERE   
  • We hope you never have to, but here is how

Do you have Diabetes, Chronic Heart Failure, or Cardiovascular Disease? You need to review Chronic Illness Medicare Advantage Plans for greater, specialized, benefits HERE

Medicare generally does NOT cover you when traveling outside of the USA - see HERE

How to compare Medigap policies (Medicare supplemental insurance) HERE

How Medigap policies cover care outside of the USA HERE

How to find medical care providers HERE

Find the official forms you need HERE

Find the Medicare and You 2021 official Medicare guide HERE

If Medicare sends you mail, find out what to do with the correspondence HERE

All about Prescription Drug Coverage in Medicare Part D HERE  
  • Prescription Drugs are not part of Original Medicare, so here are your options 

Aetna's Educational Video on The Parts of Medicare (3 minutes) HERE

  • A quick overview of Part A, B, C Advantage, and Part D

5 Minute Educational Video on Medicare Options HERE

  • Expands on the parts of Medicare to show insurance choices you can make

15-minute video "Understanding Your Medicare Benefits and Options" HERE

  • Deeper presentation on Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug Plans, and Medigap Supplemental Coverage

Easy website for California beneficiaries to Search and Compare Medicare options HERE

Will you make the $94,000 mistake? HERE
  • Compares the out-of-pocket costs of an extended hospital stay with and without a Medigap Supplement Policy

Don't count on Medicare alone when traveling out of the U.S.A. HERE
  • A reminder that Medicare is NOT COVERAGE outside of the country

The Best Medical Alert Systems 2021 Find the right medical alert system to keep you safe and sound at home and on the go. https://www.Health.com/health-reviews/the-best-medical-alert-systems

How to Prevent Falls at Home as you Age in Place
Simple ways you can make your home safer with home safety checklists and tips for fall prevention. https://www.health.com/home/prevent-falls-at-home

Aging in Place: Why You or a Loved One May Want to Grow Older at Home. Tips and resources for making your home safe as you age. https://www.health.com/home/aging-in-place-why-you-or-a-loved-one-growing-older-at-home

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