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How to Use The Official Site of the U.S. Social Security Administration (or ) is the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Most of the management of your retirement, disability, and government health benefits can be

Applying for Medicaid: How to Complete a Medicaid Application

Medicaid is a state-administered program for low-income and disabled U.S. citizens and legal aliens. Although many of the coverage details are determined by individual states, each state must prov the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare is the official website for the U.S. government's Medicare program. provides official benefit information regarding Medicare, including different coverage options, costs,

Getting and Replacing Your Medicare Card

Your red, white, and blue Medicare card is proof that you are enrolled in Original Medicare. It is the most important piece of identification you own as a Medicare beneficiary, and you will gen

What Is the Medicare Tax?

The Medicare tax is a payroll tax that applies to all earned income and supports your health coverage when you become eligible for Medicare. The tax is automatically deducted from your paycheck

Avoid and Report Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Medicare tries to ensure business with quality doctors and health-care providers, both to help its beneficiaries and for the program's own well-being. However, in the normal course of medical bus

How to Use Medicare’s Free Service for Accessing Personalized Medicare Information is Medicare's free, secure, online service for managing personal information regarding Original Medicare benefits and services. Original Medicare beneficiaries can create an accou

Medicare Claims & Reimbursement

Although your doctor or other health care provider is generally responsible for filing a Medicare claim for each health care service, sometimes you will have to fill out a Medicare claim yourself

Applying for a Replacement Medicare Card

As a Medicare beneficiary, your Medicare card is one of the most important pieces of identification you own and should be guarded carefully. It is proof that you have Medicare and is usually neede

Medicare Forms and Where to Find Them

You can find most Medicare forms on The specific forms you need will depend on what you are trying to do. Below are some common situations where you may need to submit a form to M

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The Five Levels of Original Medicare Appeals

If you disagree with a decision made by Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, regarding coverage details or cost amounts, you have the right to file an appeal. There are five levels to the Origina

Changing the Address on a Medicare Card and Correcting Medicare Billing

How to change the address on your Medicare card If you have recently moved and did not update your address, you should report this change to Social Security and request a new Medicare card. You c

Medicare Plan Annual Notice of Change (ANOC)

The Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) is a document listing any changes in plan coverage, service area, or costs that will go into effect the following January. All Medicare plans are required to sen

Medicare Information from Government Resources Is Just a Click Away

If you're looking for Medicare information, there are several government resources you should know about. Medicare is a United States government health insurance program. Whether you enroll in the and How to Get Information about Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the government agency that administers the Medicare program, along with other federal programs, like Medicaid and the Affordable Care Ac

About Medicare Appeals

There are several reasons why you might choose to file a Medicare appeal, but it generally boils down to a disagreement with a coverage or a payment decision. Whether you have Original Medicare (P

Will My Social Security Benefits Go Up in 2019?

With Social Security benefits updated in 2019, how does this affect you? How much will Social Security benefits go up in 2019? The Social Security Administration (SSA) reports that benefits wi

What Extra Medicare Advantage Benefits Do People Want?

Summary: When asked which Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits Medicare beneficiaries most like to have in a plan: 30% wanted help at home with cooking and cleaning 28% wanted help with

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