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Medicare for dummies
Barry, Patricia (Medicare expert) author.
2nd edition.
Publication Information:
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]

Physical Description:
xii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Learn to: Navigate Medicare's complexities; pinpoint when you need to sign up; choose the coverage option that's right for you; make smart, cost-saving decisions"--Cover.
General Note:
Includes index.
Part 1. Getting started with Medicare. The nuts and bolts of Medicare: what it is and how it works ; Spelling out what Medicare covers (a lot, but not everything) ; Understanding what you pay toward your costs in Medicare ; Reducing your out-of-pocket expenses in Medicare -- Part 2. The hows and whens of Medicare. Qualifying for Medicare ; Enrolling in Medicare at the right time for you ; Discovering how to sign up for Medicare ; Understanding how Medicare fits in with other health insurance -- Part 3. Making smart choices among Medicare's many options. Making sense of Medicare's many options ; Choosing wisely if you go with traditional Medicare ; Making smart choices if you opt for Medicare Advantage ; Getting help in making Medicare choices -- Part 4. Navigating Medicare from the inside. Starting out as a new Medicare beneficiary ; Getting the inside scoop on using certain Medicare benefits ; Changing your Medicare and Medigap coverage ; Knowing your rights -- Part 5. The part of tens. Ten proposed changes to Medicare you should know about ; Ten ways to stay healthier beyond age 65 -- Part 6. Appendixes.
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