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  • This is what the home page of the Medicare.gov looks like when you first access the page.
  • This is not a comprehensive list, but some of the more frequently used tools/resources. You can see all that is available to you by going to www.medicare.gov
  • Click on “Compare”
  • Click on “Find & Compare Plans”
  • Click on “Begin General Search”
  • Answer each of the questions as they apply to you
  • Click on “continue”
  • “Enter my drugs”-Enter in the name of medication, dose, amount of pills, how often you fill your scripts.
    Drug ID & Password-if you started a plan comparison already or did one the previous year, you can use these fields to enter in username/pw
    “Continue to drug list”-a list of all the part d plans available (sorted by cheapest plan)-for people who don’t take any meds)
  • Enter name of drug-will come up with a search.
  • Double check dose, quantity, and frequency for each of your prescriptions and then click “continue” for the next step.
  • Click on 3 plans you are interested in to compare and contrasts costs/coverage
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    • 1. Understanding Your Benefits & Options: A Guide To On-line Resources: Presented by North Central Area Agency on Aging
    • 2. Understanding Your Benefits: Useful websites: • www.medicare.gov • www.mymedicare.gov • http://www.ssa.gov/
    • 3. Medicare Website: www.medicare.gov You may need to create a username and password to access specific info about your Medicare benefits
    • 4. Why Use Medicare.gov? • Part D Plan finder tool • Enrollment into Part D (specific rules apply to this) • Comparing Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies in your area • Find a doctor/health care specialist who takes Medicare • Electronic Copy of “Medicare and You” book • Access to Medicare publications and documents Reference: www.medicare.gov
    • 5. Example Of Medicare On-line Resource: Part D Plan Finder Tool
    • 6. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont.
    • 7. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont.
    • 8. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont.
    • 9. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont.
    • 10. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont.
    • 11. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont.
    • 12. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont.
    • 13. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont. *You can create a password to save your work
    • 14. Part D Plan Finder Tool Cont. You can compare up to 3 plans:
    • 15. My Medicare Website: www.mymedicare.gov
    • 16. Why Use My Medicare.gov? *See quick guide for comprehensive list of resources you can access through this website* • Some of the features and benefits offered: – View Claim Information (excluding Part D Claims) – Order Duplicate Medicare Summary Notices (MSN) – Access quality information about your provider – View plan enrollment and quality information for your Prescription Drug, Medicare Advantage and other insurance plans – Compare health and drug plans Reference: http://mymedicare.gov/
    • 17. My Medicare Cont. Take a tutorial of how to use My Medicare New users will need to create a username and password
    • 18. Social Security Administration (SSA) Website: http://www.ssa.gov/
    • 19. SSA Cont. Request a password through http://www.ssa.gov/ You may need to request a password to view some of your on- line benefits
    • 20. Why use SSA website? *See quick guide for comprehensive list of resources you can access through this website* • Some of the features and benefits offered: – Apply for Social Security benefits – Find out what benefits you may qualify for – Estimate future benefits – Find out more info on the Social Security benefits you are receiving – Apply for financial assistance Reference: http://www.ssa.gov/
    • 21. CHOICES Is Here To Help • As the State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Connecticut, CHOICES provides Free and Unbiased information and assistance in navigating the benefits and options available to you through Medicare. • Specially trained staff, counselors and volunteers are available to speak with you or set up an appointment to go over your unique options. Just call- 1-800-994-9422
    • 22. Additional Resources • CHOICES Program • Medicare • My Medicare Matters • CMA • SSA • Infoline 1-800-994-9422 1-800-MEDICARE www.mymedicarematters.org 1-800-262-4414 1-800-772-1213 211