Websites for Medicare Questions, August, 2015

Q: 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?

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

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

Medicare

www.medicare.gov

  • Check your enrollment
  • Compare Medicare Health Plans and/or Part D Drug Plans
  • Enroll in a Medicare Plan
  • and numerous other resources and information

MyMedicare
www.myMedicare.gov

  • Search and review your Medicare claims and Medicare Summary Notices
  • Track your preventive services
  • Keep track of your healthcare providers
  • View your healthcare plans, prescription drugs, and supplemental insurance all in one place.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

www.socialsecurity.gov

  • 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
  • and many other helpful tools

National Council on Aging
www.NCOA.org

Get matched with programs to you pay for medications, health care, food, utilities, and other information geared toward seniors

Healthcare Marketplace
www.healthcare.gov

Purchase insurance plans (typically not for Medicare beneficiaries)

Indiana Family and Social Services

www.in.gov/fssa

  • Check your eligibility for Medicaid
  • Learn more about assistance with Medicare costs
  • Apply for the Medicare Savings Program
  • and other information and resources for affording personal care

Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging
www.iaaaa.org

  • AAAs deliver home and community-based services to older adults and people with disabilities of any age and their caregivers.
  • Find a 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 their Medicare benefits or with other Medicare related issues, call at 1-800-452-4800, 866-846-0139 TDD. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.