Important Medicare and Social Security Guides
Use the guides and links below to help you sign up for Medicare, run rates, apply for assistance, file appeals, and more.
MEDICARE GENERAL INFORMATION
Medicare Preventive Services – Find a list of preventive and screening services that are free to all Medicare beneficiaries. The list includes how often you are eligible for each service.
Medicare 101 Handbook – Annual publication with a wealth of information about your Medicare benefits.
Income Related Monthly Adjust Amounts (Part B) – Income based chart showing how much you’ll pay for Part B.
Income Related Monthly Adjust Amounts (Part D) – Income based chart showing if you’ll pay an extra premium amount for Part D.
Original Medicare Costs – Find the basic costs associated with Part A and Part B (deductibles and coinsurance amounts).
Get Help Paying Medicare Costs – Information about the programs that are available to help you pay for your Medicare and prescription drug benefits. Find eligibility requirements as well as how to apply.
Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) Flyer – This program can help pay Part B premium and coinsurance costs. Find out if you might be eligible and how to apply.
Extra Help Program Flyer – This program can help pay for your prescription drug plan costs. Find out if you might be eligible and how to apply.
Appeal a Medicare Claim – Access the forms to appeal a Medicare coverage or payment decision.
There are a number of programs available to individuals on Medicare that can help cover everything from health and prescription costs to food and utilities. To learn about each of these programs and the requirements to qualify, watch the following short videos created by The National Council on Aging.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Medicare Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs