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This area of the website offers resources for many different circumstances in the Medicare journey. Our exclusive Medicare Basics Guide is a great place to start for individuals new to the complexities of the Medicare system.

Medicare Basics Booklet

Download our no-cost Medicare Basics Booklet. Everything you need to know about Medicare, including Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D.

Medicare Caregivers

If you care for someone who has Medicare, see this breakdown of the parts of Medicare, enrollment periods, and benefits available for caregivers.

Medicare Coverage for Transgender Individuals

Find out what procedures are covered under Original Medicare, what isn’t considered “medically necessary,” and how to get hormone therapy covered.

Medicare Coverage for Veterans

How does Medicare work with VA health benefits? See what extra benefits you receive through Medicare, when to enroll, and compare Original Medicare with Medicare Advantage.

Tricare for Life and Medicare

Learn about Tricare Insurance. What is Medicare wraparound coverage? How do veterans and family members qualify? How does Tricare for Life work with Medicare?

CHAMPVA and Medicare

Learn about Champva benefits for family members of deceased or injured veterans. What factors affect whether you qualify? What benefits are available? How do you apply?

Medicare Videos

Videos covering the basics of Medicare, including the parts of Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, enrollment periods, and more.

How do I Know if I have Medicare or Medicaid?

Unsure if You’re Enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid? Verify Your Current Medicare and Medicaid Status & See If You Can Enroll in a Dual Special Needs Plan.

Health Resources

Benefits of a Primary Care Physician

See the benefits of having a primary care physician in-network with Medicare and what medical services are available to you.

Benefits of Value-Based Care

Learn the benefits of value-based care, including quality of care, affordability, coordinated care, and the additional resources available to patients.

Value-Based Providers

Compare value-based healthcare payment models with traditional fee-for-service payment models.

Importance of Routine Footcare

Learn the importance of routine footcare. How does it affect your physical health? How does it relate to diabetes care? What will Medicare cover?

Importance of a Balanced Diet

Learn about the benefits of a healthy diet, how to get nutrition guidance, and what nutritional services Medicare covers.

Importance of Regular Exercise

Benefits of exercise for adults over 65. How much should you work out? What types of workouts should you do? What are the physical & mental benefits?

Dermatology Questions

Your dermatology questions answered: What is a dermatologist? What skin conditions can they help with? What procedures does Medicare cover?

Enrollment Eligibility

Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs each year from October 15 to December 7. What is the Annual Enrollment Period vs. Open Enrollment Period?

Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)

Your Initial Enrollment Period generally surrounds your 65th birthday but may occur if you otherwise become eligible for Medicare for the first time.

Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

You may be eligible if you experience a qualifying life event such as moving to a new zip code, losing employer coverage, or change in Medicaid status.


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Last Updated: October 13, 2023

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