Jan 8

Understanding Medicare Benefits


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The best way to take full advantage of your Medicare benefits is to be aware of the terms of your coverage. A summary of general Medicare coverage information for 2017 is available online at:  https://www.medicare.gov/pubs/pdf/10050-Medicare-and-You.pdf.

Another resource is your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program or “SHIP,” which is a federally funded organization that responds to Medicare questions from the general public. The SHIP program in New Hampshire is called ServiceLink.  Additional information regarding how ServiceLink is able to assist with Medicare questions is available online at:  http://www.servicelink.nh.gov/medicare/index.htm.

Finally, the Medicare Rights Center provides very detailed information, including information related to challenging Medicare coverage denials. The web site for the Medicare Rights Center is: http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/.