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Medicare.gov - The Official U.S. Government Site for people with Medicare.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site includes information on several health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Medicare Consumer Rights & Responsibilities - Stratis Health works to protect the health care rights of Medicare beneficiaries and to improve the quality of care provided to all patients. This site lists Medicare patients' rights and offers Minnesota Medicare beneficiaries a toll-free phone line: 1-800-444-3423.
Medicare Personal Plan Finder - Medicare.gov gives seniors the Medicare Personal Plan Finder tool. It helps seniors find a list of Medicare health plan choices in their geographic area, along with benefit descriptions and other information to help choose the plan that's right for them.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans - Information from the federal government on Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.
Medicare Drug Benefit Calculator - Kaiser Family Foundation allows seniors to enter their prescription drug costs to determine what they will pay under the new Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Minnesota Senior Federation - Minnesota Senior Federation offers information about health care for those over 65. The Health Plan Information Center is staffed by senior volunteers who answer telephone requests for health care and Medicare information as well as other health care options.
AARP's Health Insurance & Medicare Page - The American Association of Retired People (AARP) is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the needs and interests of persons aged 50 and older. This page helps consumers understand Medicare and other health insurance options. Available in Spanish.
Medicare Supplement Insurance Rates - (PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) The Minnesota Department of Commerce publishes an up-to-date, comprehensive Annual Premium Guide for Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance. Rates are listed by health plan and coverage level. The Department of Commerce also rates for Medicare Select policies and Individual Plan Medicare Products.
Medicare & Medicare Supplemental Insurance: What You Need to Know - (PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) The Minnesota Department of Commerce created this consumer guide to summarize Medicare coverage, identify the gaps in Medicare coverage, and describe the choices available for supplementing your Medicare insurance in Minnesota.
Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Plans - Consumer protection tips from the Minnesota Department of Commerce on purchasing Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage.
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This page last updated on 07/14/06.
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