Phil’s Medicare Weblinks

This list literally was years in the making. Please let me know if a link is broken. Thanks.

My Medicare
https://www.mymedicare.gov/

Help with your Medicare choices
https://www.medicare.gov/medicarecoverageoptions/

When can I join, switch, or drop a plan?
http://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan.html

Special Enrollment Periods
[THIS LINK APPLIES TO MA AND PART D]
https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan/special-circumstances-special-enrollment-periods

Get started with Medicare
https://www.medicare.gov/basics/get-started-with-medicare

Original Medicare enrollment periods
https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/get-parts-a-and-b/when-sign-up-parts-a-and-b/when-sign-up-parts-a-and-b.html

Medicare’s annual enrollment period is October 15 – December 7
http://www.cms.gov/Center/Special-Topic/Open-Enrollment-Center.html

Medicare Advantage open enrollment period
https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan.html#collapse-3192

Working past 65
https://www.medicare.gov/basics/get-started-with-medicare/medicare-basics/working-past-65

Request for Employment Information
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS-L564E.pdf

Application for Enrollment in Medicare Part B
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS40B-E.pdf

Medicare savings programs for lower-income beneficiaries
http://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/medicare-savings-program/medicare-savings-programs.html

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and Medicare
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/medicare/75-12-final.pdf

Medicare & You
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.medicare.gov/pubs/pdf/10050-Medicare-and-You.pdf

Contact Medicare
https://www.medicare.gov/Contacts/

Medicare costs
https://www.medicare.gov/basics/costs/medicare-costs

Does your provider accept Medicare as full payment?
https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/part-a-costs/assignment/costs-and-assignment.html

Concierge care
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/concierge-care.html

IRS Publication 969
Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p969.pdf

How a non-working spouse can get premium-free Part A
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0600801008

What Part A covers
https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/part-a/what-part-a-covers.html

What Part B covers
https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/what-part-b-covers.html

Form to Terminate Part A and/or B
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS1763.pdf

Inpatient hospital care
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/hospital-care-inpatient.html

Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care
(automatic download of PDF)
www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10153-Medicare-Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Care.pdf

Medicare Hospice Benefits
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/02154-Medicare-Hospice-Benefits.PDF

How Hospice Works
https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/what-part-a-covers/how-hospice-works

Hospice
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/hospice-and-respite-care.html

Medicare Dental Coverage
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coverage/MedicareDentalCoverage/index.html

Is my test, item, or service covered?
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/your-medicare-coverage.html

Home health services
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/home-health-services.html

Find a home health agency
https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html

Durable medical equipment (DME) coverage
https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/durable-medical-equipment-coverage.html

Your Guide to Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.medicare.gov/sites/default/files/2022-02/11461-DMEPOS-Competitive-Bidding-Program-Guide.pdf

Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Services
https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10128-Medicare-Coverage-ESRD.pdf

Who are the MACs
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Contracting/Medicare-Administrative-Contractors/Who-are-the-MACs.html#ABandHH+H

Medicare Part B Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts
https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/2024-medicare-parts-b-premiums-and-deductibles

What Is the Difference Between AGI and MAGI on Your Taxes?
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/irs-tax-return/what-is-the-difference-between-agi-and-magi-on-your-taxes/L7kHckNS3

IRMAA Life-Changing Event form
(may not be updated with 2023 IRMAA brackets)
https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-44-ext.pdf

Medicare Premiums: Rules for Higher-Income Beneficiaries
https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/medicare-premiums.html

Medicare Part B IRMAA Premium Appeals
https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/omha/the-appeals-process/part-b-premium-appeals/index.html

Avoid late enrollment penalties
https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/part-b-costs/part-b-late-enrollment-penalty

Acknowledgment of Request for Medicare Premium Part A Termination
(automatic download of PDF)
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms/images/Other/G-CMS-L458-1.pdf

How do I terminate my Medicare Part B (medical insurance)?
https://faq.ssa.gov/en-us/Topic/article/KA-02713

Request for Termination of Premium Hospital and/or Supplementary Medical Insurance
(automatic download of PDF)
www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS1763.pdf

Request for Reconsideration
[Used to appeal Social Security Medicare enrollment decisions]
(automatic download of PDF)
https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-561.pdf

Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Arrangements
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coordination-of-Benefits-and-Recovery/Workers-Compensation-Medicare-Set-Aside-Arrangements/WCMSA-Overview.html

What’s Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?
http://www.medicare.gov/supplement-other-insurance/medigap/whats-medigap.html

2022 Choosing a Medigap Policy
(automatic download of PDF)
www.medicare.gov/sites/default/files/2022-03/02110-medigap-guide-health-insurance.pdf

Find a Medigap policy that works for you
https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/medigap-home.aspx

When can I buy Medigap?
http://www.medicare.gov/supplement-other-insurance/when-can-i-buy-medigap/when-can-i-buy-medigap.html

Medigap guaranteed issue rights
https://www.medicare.gov/supplements-other-insurance/when-can-i-buy-medigap/guaranteed-issue-rights

Kaiser Family Foundation
Medigap Enrollment and Consumer Protections Vary Across States
(automatic download of PDF)
http://files.kff.org/attachment/Issue-Brief-Medigap-Enrollment-and-Consumer-Protections-Vary-Across-States

PART C – MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

Medicare Advantage Plans
https://www.medicare.gov/sign-upchange-plans/types-of-medicare-health-plans/medicare-advantage-plans

Find Medicare health & drug plans
https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx

Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNP)
https://www.medicare.gov/sign-upchange-plans/types-of-medicare-health-plans/special-needs-plans-snp

PART D – PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Your Guide to Prescription Drug Coverage
(automatic download of PDF)
https:es.medicare.gov/publications/11109-Medicare-Drug-Coverage-Guide.pdf

Monthly premium for drug plans
https://www.medicare.gov/part-d/costs/premiums/drug-plan-premiums.html

How Part D works with other insurance
http://www.medicare.gov/part-d/how-part-d-works-with-other-insurance/part-d-and-other-insurance.html#collapse-2324

Extra Help for Part D drug costs
http://www.ssa.gov/medicare/prescriptionhelp/

Costs in the coverage gap (the “donut hole”)
https://www.medicare.gov/drug-coverage-part-d/costs-for-medicare-drug-coverage/costs-in-the-coverage-gap

Part D late enrollment penalty
http://www.medicare.gov/part-d/costs/penalty/part-d-late-enrollment-penalty.html
Find a Pharmaceutical Assistance Program for the drugs you take
https://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/

HELP

Filing complaints about your health or drug plan
https://www.medicare.gov/claims-appeals/file-a-complaint-grievance/filing-complaints-about-your-health-or-drug-plan

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
https://www.shiphelp.org/

Medicare Rights Center

The Center for Medicare Advocacy
http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
https://www.naela.org/

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
http://www.n4a.org/

OTHER RETIREE HEALTH PLANS

TRICARE For Life
http://www.tricare.mil/tfl

Veterans Health Administration
http://www.va.gov/health/programs/index.asp