Medicare is the main insurance for people 65 and older and also provides coverage for some people with disabilities. It is the nation’s largest health insurance program – covering 49 million Americans in 2012. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the program, provides lots of information on its Medicare website. Here is additional information about the program.
Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled
Estate Recovery Program The Estate Recovery Program provides information about which members and programs are affected, how the recovery of an estate is made in order to collect repayment for certain services, and situations where repayment may not be recovered from an estate.
Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare
About Medicare in Wisconsin
What makes Wisconsin unique is the availability of Medicare Supplement Insurance. It is one of just three states to offer its own version of it. Most states can offer up to 10 standardized plans, meaning that plan coverage details do not change no matter where they are purchased. Medicare beneficiaries in Wisconsin looking for supplemental coverage have a few options. These include the Wisconsin Basic Plan, which covers certain Part A and Part B coinsurance/copayment costs; the first three pints of blood used each year; and state-mandated benefits. The Basic Plan also provides additional mental health and home health care coverage beyond what Original Medicare pays for.