Medicare & You 2012

Find out what's new, what's covered, and what your rights are in this updated guide for 2012.

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CONTENTS

Section 1 - Signing Up for Medicare Part A and Part B


Signing Up for Part A and Part B • Should You Get Part B? • How Other Insurance Works with Medicare •
How Much Does Part A Coverage Cost? • How Much Does Part B Coverage Cost?
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Section 2 - What Medicare Part A and Part B Cover

Part A - Covered Services • Part B - Covered Services • What's NOT Covered by Part A and Part B?
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Section 3 - Your Medicare Choices

Decide How to Get Your Medicare • Your Medicare Coverage Choices • Things to Consider When
Choosing or Changing Your Coverage • Original Medicare • Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) •
Other Medicare Health Plans • Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
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Section 4 - Get Help Paying Your Health and Prescription Drug Costs

Extra Help Paying for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) • Medicare Savings Programs (Help with Medicare Costs) • Medicaid • State Pharmacy Assistance Programs (SPAPs) • Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (also called Patient Assistance Programs) • Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits •
Programs for People Who Live in the U.S. Territorites • Children's Health Insurance Program
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Section 5 - Protecting Yourself and Medicare

Your Medicare Rights • What is an Appeal? • Appealing Your Medicare Drug Plan's Decisions •
How Medicare Uses Your Personal Information • Protect Yourself from Identity Theft • Protect Yourself and Medicare from Fraud
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Section 6 - Planning Ahead

Plan for Long-Term Care • Paying for Long-Term Care • Advance Directives
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Section 7 - Helpful Resources and Tools

1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) • State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) •
Go Online to Get the Information You Need • Compare the Quality of Plans and Providers •
Medicare is Working to Better Coordinate Your Care • You Can Manage Your Health Information Online •
Medicare Publications • Caregiver Resources • SHIP Phone Numbers
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Section 8 - Definitions
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