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Medicare For Dummies
     

Medicare For Dummies

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by Patricia Barry
 

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Learn to:

  • Navigate Medicare's complexities
  • Pinpoint when you need to sign up
  • Choose the coverage option that's right for you
  • Make smart, cost-saving decisions

The fast and easy way to get up to speed on Medicare

It's time for you (or a loved one) to enroll in Medicare, but Medicare is a maze. You must

Overview

Learn to:

  • Navigate Medicare's complexities
  • Pinpoint when you need to sign up
  • Choose the coverage option that's right for you
  • Make smart, cost-saving decisions

The fast and easy way to get up to speed on Medicare

It's time for you (or a loved one) to enroll in Medicare, but Medicare is a maze. You must choose among many options to pick the one that's best for you personally. To do that, you need accurate information that steers you clear of bad advice and costly pitfalls. Medicare For Dummies is the friendly guide you need to navigate Medicare successfully and get the best out of the system.

  • The nuts and bolts — understand how Medicare works, what it covers, and what it costs
  • The hows and whens — find out how you qualify for Medicare, when you should enroll according to your personal circumstances, and how Medicare fits in with other health insurance you may have
  • Make smart choices — discover the many options available in Medicare, and find out how to make confident choices that are right for you
  • From the inside out — grasp how to use Medicare effectively, from managing routine costs and dealing with doctors to filling prescriptions and reducing your out-of-pocket expenses

Open the book and find:

  • A plain-English explanation of how Medicare works
  • What Medicare covers
  • Guidance on reducing out-of-pocket expenses
  • How you qualify for (and when you should enroll in) Medicare
  • The scoop on using certain Medicare benefits
  • Ways to switch to a different Medicare plan
  • Proposed changes to Medicare you should know about
  • Tips on staying healthy beyond age 65

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118532782
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Barry is features editor of AARP Media as well its online "Ms. Medicare" columnist. A recognized authority on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage who has written extensively for consumers, Patricia has answered thousands of questions sent by Medicare beneficiaries across the nation.

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