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Making Sense of Medicare


Poll Results

Seniors and boomers find Medicare confusing, our new survey shows.

What you need to know about your health care choices

Did you know that every day this year, 10,000 baby boomers become eligible for Medicare?

If you're one of them—or even if you already have Medicare—you may find it isn't always easy to understand the program and how to make the most of it.

We're here to help. NCOA is teaming with UnitedHealthcare to bring you clear information on Medicare, so you can make the best choices for your situation.

Get the facts

Explore more online

There are lots of online resources when it comes to understanding Medicare. But which ones are the best? Start with these:

Medicare Made Clear
Find simple answers to your hard questions about Medicare, so you can make informed decisions about your health care.
Visit the official U.S. government site for Medicare, where you can apply for Medicare, compare plans, find doctors, and see what's covered.

My Medicare Matters
Get Medicare basics, learn how to choose or switch Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, find out about preventive services, and even ask a question of our experts.

Find out if you qualify for Medicare's Extra Help program, which can help you pay for your prescription drug costs.

Straight Talk for Seniors™ on Health Reform
Get the straight facts on how health reform affects you and your Medicare coverage.

For professionals

Get copies of our video and radio PSAs 



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