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Medicare For Dummies

Barry, Patricia


4. Auflage November 2020
448 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-68993-5
John Wiley & Sons

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Medicare made simple

Medicare brings valuable benefits to more than 58 million people and growing, but most of us don't even know the basics of how Medicare can work best for us. That's where Medicare For Dummies, 4th Edition comes in, explaining how this complex system functions and helping you confidently navigate your way through the maze to get the most out of your coverage.

This indispensable resource untangles Medicare in friendly, straightforward language. Step by step, you'll learn when and how to enroll, ways to avoid costly mistakes, and how to find the plan that brings the most benefit to you and your family.
* Reduce out-of-pocket expenses
* Know your rights and protections
* Choose the best policy for you

Using this reassuring and comprehensive guide, you'll be able to get the answers to all your questions, find guidance on how to act--and then get on with getting the benefits you need.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Medicare 7

Chapter 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Medicare: What It Is and How It Works 9

Chapter 2: Spelling Out What Medicare Covers (A Lot, but Not Everything) 19

Chapter 3: Understanding What You Pay Toward Your Costs in Medicare 45

Chapter 4: Reducing Your Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Medicare 63

Part 2: The Hows and Whens of Medicare 93

Chapter 5: Qualifying for Medicare 95

Chapter 6: Enrolling in Medicare at the Right Time for You 111

Chapter 7: Discovering How to Sign Up for Medicare 145

Chapter 8: Understanding How Medicare Fits In with Other Health Insurance 169

Part 3: Making Smart Choices among Medicare's Many Options 193

Chapter 9: Making Sense of Medicare's Many Options 195

Chapter 10: Choosing Wisely If You Go with Traditional Medicare 215

Chapter 11: Making Smart Choices If You Opt for Medicare Advantage 241

Chapter 12: Getting Help in Making Medicare Choices 255

Part 4: Navigating Medicare from the Inside 269

Chapter 13: Starting Out as a New Medicare Beneficiary 271

Chapter 14: Getting the Inside Scoop on Using Certain Medicare Benefits 301

Chapter 15: Changing Your Medicare and Medigap Coverage 331

Chapter 16: Knowing Your Rights 351

Part 5: The Part of Tens 367

Chapter 17: Top Ten Medicare Mistakes 369

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Stay Healthier beyond Age 65 377

Part 6: Appendixes 385

Appendix A: Sources of Help and Information 387

Appendix B: Glossary 399

Index 405
Patricia Barry is a recognized authority on Medicare who has written extensively about the program for consumers. For nearly two decades, as a senior editor of AARP's publications, she wrote hundreds of articles on Medicare and served as the online "Ask Ms. Medicare" columnist, answering thousands of questions sent by Medicare beneficiaries across the nation.