Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Texas Medicare Supplements

Enrollment in Medicare is handled in two ways: either you are automatically enrolled or you must apply. If you are getting Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits before you turn 65, you are automatically enrolled and your Medicare card will be mailed to you about three months before your 65th birthday. If you are not receiving retirement benefits, you must apply by contacting a Social Security Administration office or, if appropriate, the Railroad Retirement Board. You should apply three months before your 65th birthday to avoid a possible delay in the start of your coverage. If you have been a disabled beneficiary under Social Security or Railroad Retirement for 24 months, you will automatically get a Medicare card in the mail.
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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Medicare Part D)

Medicare sets standard costs for the prescription drug benefit each year. Private companies approved by Medicare offer plans with different costs and selections of prescription drugs. You can select a plan based on the prescriptions you take and select a company that is most effective for you. To reduce your costs, enter your medications on Medicare’s secure online Find health and drug plans website. You will pay more if your prescriptions are not in the plan formulary or the plan restricts or limits their use.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Plans for Different Needs

When it comes to Medicare, one size definitely does not fit all. What works for your neighbor may not be the best bet for you. Which is why it’s great to have choices. To find plans that may be a good fit for you, enter your ZIP code in the field below and click the "Find plans" button.
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Contact Information and Websites of Organizations for Medicare

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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Replacing lost Medicare cards during disaster or emergency

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If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, other Medicare health plan, or a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, contact your plan to replace a lost or damaged membership card. Get your plan’s contact information from a Personalized Search (under General Search), or search by plan name. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). 
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Replace Stolen or Lost Medicare Card

If you have any questions about using your Medicare card, I’m here to help. You can learn about my background below in my profile. If you’d like more information on other Medicare plans, we can set up a time to talk by phone or email; just use the links below. Or, you can use our Compare Plans buttons to browse plan options on your own. To get assistance more quickly, just call us at the number below to reach me or another one of our licensed insurance agents.
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Replacing your Medicare card if it is lost, stolen, or damaged

If your Medicare card has been lost or stolen, watch out for Medicare fraud. Check your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) for services you did not receive and, if you spot any, call the Inspector General’s fraud hotline at 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477) to report them. When it investigates the potential fraud, Medicare will not use your name if you do not want it to.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Enrollment Facts

Special enrollment period (SEP): This is for you if you delayed Medicare enrollment after 65 because you had health insurance from an employer for whom you or your spouse was still actively working. The SEP allows you to sign up for Medicare without risking late penalties at any time before this employment ends and for up to eight months afterward. (However, a small employer with fewer than 20 workers can legally require you to sign up for Medicare at age 65 as a condition for continuing to cover you under the employer health plan — in which case, Medicare becomes your primary insurance and the employer plan is secondary. But this decision is up to the employer, so you need to check it out before you turn 65.)
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13 Medicare facts you need to know

Separate calendar year caps on coverage of independent occupational therapy and physical and speech therapy services returned January 1, 2006. The annual limitation was initially enacted for 1999, but Congress granted and then extended a moratorium on implementation through the end of 2002. Implementation was further delayed by administration decision until September 1, 2003. The limitation was then eliminated effective December 7, 2003. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 eliminated the annual limit through the end of 2005. In the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Congress added a provision for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make an exception to the annual limit if the provision of additional services is “medically necessary.” The exceptions process allows for specific diagnoses and procedures to receive Medicare coverage even after a beneficiary has met his or her therapy cap for the year. Alternatively, a provider can request an exception if the particular problem to be treated is not automatically covered under the given exceptions. This exceptions process was scheduled to end June 30, 2008, but was extended through December 31, 2009.
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More Medicare Information

If you live in Puerto Rico you will not receive Medicare Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B) automatically. You will need to sign up for it during your initial enrollment period or you will pay a penalty. To sign up, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You also may contact your local Social Security office. You can find your local Social Security office by using our Office Locator.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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MyMedicare.gov: Customer Service

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Contact Social Security By Phone

By calling 1-800-772-1213, you can use our automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day. If you cannot handle your business through our automated services, you can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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What’s Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?

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Some Medigap policies also offer coverage for services that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, like medical care when you travel outside the U.S. If you have Original Medicare and you buy a Medigap policy, Medicare will pay its share of the Medicare-approved amount for covered health care costs. Then your Medigap policy pays its share.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Supplement Plans

To be eligible to enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan, you must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B. A good time to enroll in a plan is generally during the Medigap Open Enrollment Period, which begins on the first day of the month that you are both age 65 or older and enrolled in Part B, and lasts for six months. During this period, you have the guaranteed-issue right to join any Medicare Supplement plan available where you live. You may not be denied coverage based on any pre-existing conditions during this enrollment period (although a waiting period may apply). If you miss this enrollment period and attempt to enroll in the future, you may be denied coverage or charged a higher premium based on your medical history.
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AARP® Medicare Supplemental Insurance by United Healthcare

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. If you’re considering a Medicare supplement plan, talking to an agent/producer may offer the direct assistance you’re looking for.
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Medicare Plans for Different Needs

When it comes to Medicare, one size definitely does not fit all. What works for your neighbor may not be the best bet for you. Which is why it’s great to have choices. To find plans that may be a good fit for you, enter your ZIP code in the field below and click the "Find plans" button.
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Medicare Supplement Plans Archives

When you apply for a Medigap policy (Medicare Supplement insurance), you have certain rights, which, by federal law, can protect you from being denied coverage. If you already have a policy, you also have rights to protect you from having to keep a plan that… Read more
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Oxford Medicare Insurance Plans

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The Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap) Plans it provides supplement your Original Medicare benefits. These are the benefits you receive at age 65 from the federal government. Medigap insurance plans help you pay certain expenses, such as Part A and B deductibles that are payable, any coinsurance, and copayment amounts. Its plans fill the gaps in your Medicare coverage, allowing you the freedom to select your doctor, your hospital, or your preferred specialist. It has 10 Medigap plan options to choose from (Plan A-D, F-G, and K-N). Each of the plans provide basic benefits for hospitalization under Medicare Part A. Your Plan A option provides you with support for basic additional costs, and Plan F is the most comprehensive coverage offered. The benefits from Oxford even provide an option to pay for medical expenses incurred while traveling in a foreign country.
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Contact UnitedHealthcare®

If you are a Provider and require assistance, you may contact UnitedHealthcare plans by calling the toll-free General Provider line. Please do not call the Customer Service number listed throughout this website. Providers are routed by their Tax ID.
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Prescription Drug Coverage

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Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

A copayment/coinsurance: This is the amount you pay out of pocket each time you buy a prescription; it’s your share of the cost after Medicare has paid its part and you’ve reached your plan’s deductible (if any). A copayment is typically a flat amount that you pay (for example, you may pay a $10 copayment when you fill a prescription), while a coinsurance is a percentage you may owe (for example, you might pay a 10% coinsurance for generic medications). These costs can vary from plan to plan, and also vary depending on drug tiers and which stage of the benefit you are in at the time that you fill the prescription. Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage place covered medications into different cost tiers, and the prescription drugs in higher tiers tend to cost more than those in lower tiers.
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Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia.
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Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

UnitedHealthcare’s pharmacy network offers limited access to pharmacies with preferred cost sharing for the 2017 AARP MedicareRx Walgreens plan in urban West Virginia and North Dakota, suburban Maine, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Dakota, California, Hawaii, and rural Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii and Alaska. There are an extremely limited number of preferred cost share pharmacies in urban Vermont and rural North Dakota. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use. For more information, please call 1-800-753-8004 (TTY 711), 8 a.m.–8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week.
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