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Biggest Medicare Changes for 2022

Look for higher premiums and deductibles in the new year




Medicare Advantage Plans Gain in Popularity

Extra benefits fueling trend, but experts question progress

New Rule Would Reduce Coverage Gaps

Starting in 2023, enrollees wouldn’t have to wait as long for benefits to kick in

10 Prescription Drugs That Cost Medicare the Most

AARP research finds brand-name manufacturers still increasing prices


Nearing 65? It May Be Time for You to Sign Up for Medicare

Take a 10-minute tour to learn what you need to know about Medicare, Medigap and Medicare Advantage

​​Medicare to Cover At-Home COVID-19 Tests​

​Beneficiaries can pick up kits at pharmacies with no out-of-pocket costs

CMS Chief Outlines Her Vision for the Program

AARP interviews ​​Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new head of Medicare

Pros and Cons: Exploring the Differences in Coverage

How beneficiaries get their care differs depending on the option they choose

Don't Get Rejected, Overcharged for Medigap

Knowing when to sign up can help you get the coverage you need

How Older Workers Make Medicare Mistakes

Take these steps to avoid big surprise medical bills in the future

Medicare Made Easy

Understanding Medicare’s Four Basic Parts

A guide to hospital, doctor, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug care

7 Things That Medicare Does Not Cover

You’ll need to plan ahead to pay for some common medical expenses

Do You Know How Much Medicare Costs?

Monthly premiums, other out-of-pocket expenses can add up

Medigap Plans Help Bridge Gap of Original Medicare Costs

Supplemental insurance will cover some deductibles and copays

What You Need to Know About Part D Prescription Drug Plans

How to make sure that the medicines you are taking are covered

New Medicare Benefits for Chronic Conditions

What you should consider during the open enrollment period

Combining Medicare and Medicaid Can Save You Money

Becoming a ‘dual eligible’ can help with out-of-pocket medical expenses

How Much Do You Know About the Medicare Program?

Take this quiz and discover how knowledgeable you are about the health insurance program

10 Common Medicare Mistakes to Watch Out For

How to avoid financial penalties and picking the wrong plan

Medicare Makes It Easier to Compare Care Online

New interactive tool searches doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, rehab, hospice and more

Medicare Eligibility: Do You Know if You Qualify?

Here are the requirements to be eligible for health care coverage

Enrolling in Medicare

5 Steps to Help You Sign Up

Learn when to enroll

Signing Up for Parts A and B Online

A guide to your initial enrollment period

2 Other Opportunities to Enroll

What to do if you miss a deadline

Financial Assistance for Premiums, More

How to get help paying for Medicare

Finding a Medicare Advantage Plan

Learn how to sign up online

Enrolling in Part D Coverage Online

Sign up for a prescription drug plan

Choosing a Supplemental Plan

How to buy Medigap online

Get Live Help with Enrollment

Talk to someone via phone or chat

Does Medicare Pay For ...

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Tools and Resources

AARP’s Medicare Question and Answer Tool

Fast access to the questions you have about how the program works

Medicare for Dummies — Get the Benefits You Deserve

In "Medicare For Dummies," AARP’s Medicare expert helps you navigate the confusing maze

Quiz: Does Medicare Pay For That?

Find out what the health insurance program covers, and what it does not cover

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