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Simple answers to your hard questions about Medicare.
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Medicare Made Clear provides simple information and clear answers about Medicare insurance plans and choices for current and future beneficiaries, retirees, caregivers and health care providers.

If you or someone you know is eligible for Medicare, now may be the time to get the information you need to make an informed decision. Choosing Medicare coverage doesn't have to be hard, but it's important to review your health care needs and finances before making a selection. We're here to help you understand your Medicare plan choices and find a plan that's right for you.

Medicare Made Clear from UnitedHealthcare® helps keep you informed about Medicare. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter to stay current with news and updates about Medicare.

Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare.

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Some people are surprised when they learn that Original #Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t cover prescription drugs. Do you know what else isn’t covered? Find out now. http://bit.ly/2cu25zG
Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t cover everything. But you have options, like Medicare Advantage or Medicare supplement insurance offered by private insurance companies.
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Are you a #caregiver helping a loved one understand #Medicare and make informed coverage decisions? National Medicare Education Week offers local events and online resources that may help. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2c92ZAb
Family caregivers may be called upon to help their loved ones understand Medicare. The Caregiver Action Network has resources to help you.
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Which of the following #Medicare topics are you most interested in learning more about? Tell us and we’ll do our best to deliver! Please choose just one so we can get a clear picture of your preference. Thanks!

a) Prescription drug coverage
b) Medicare Advantage plans
c) Original Medicare Parts A and B
d) Medicare supplement insurance
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Thank you! Most of you said you’d like to learn more about prescription drug coverage. Watch for more posts on this topic in the weeks ahead!

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#Medicare #supplement insurance plans help pay some out-of-pocket expenses not paid by Original Medicare. You could get help paying co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2bm96AQ
Medicare supplement insurance (also called Medigap) may be added to Original Medicare (Parts A and B) to help cover some costs not paid by Medicare.
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Abbreviations abound in the #Medicare world. Which of the following refers to a document that explains changes to your plan benefits and costs?
a) ANOC
b) EOB
c) AEP
d) CMS
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Thanks for playing! If you answered “a) ANOC,” you are correct. It stands for Annual Notice of Changes and it comes from your #Medicare plan. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2bBqqG2 #MedicareMadeClear

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National Medicare Education Week is Sept. 15-21. During the week, informational events will be held in cities throughout the country—maybe near you! With Medicare Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7) starting just one month later, this is a good time to brush up on your #Medicare knowledge and get answers to your questions. Learn more: [http://bit.ly/2bh7x9m
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If you have Original #Medicare and would like help paying for some out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance, then a Medicare supplement insurance plan may be an option. http://bit.ly/2bmabsB
Medicare supplement insurance (also called Medigap) may be added to Original Medicare (Parts A and B) to help cover some costs not paid by Medicare.
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Do you review the statements and notices you receive from #Medicare or your Medicare plan? You may appeal if you think there’s an error. Find out more. http://bit.ly/2chxtUE
The Medicare appeals process lets you file an appeal if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare or by your Medicare plan.
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You can file an appeal if #Medicare or your plan denies your request for a health care service, supply or prescription that you think you should be able to get. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2cE69li
The Medicare appeals process lets you file an appeal if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare or by your Medicare plan.
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What is hospital observation status and why should you care? Learn now from #MedicareMadeClear. It could save you money. http://bit.ly/2cq4awy
When you are in the hospital on observation status, you may pay more than you would as an inpatient for the same care.
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When you ask a simple question, you expect a simple answer. That’s not always easy when the question is about #Medicare. We’re giving it a try, though, starting with 10 of the top Medicare questions we hear. Tell us how we did. http://bit.ly/2bHAxFE
Your main Medicare question may be answered here. We’ve compiled 10 of the most common questions we hear and answered them in clear and simple language.
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Are you drowning in #Medicare mail? How do you know what’s important and what’s not? Here’s one thing you need to know: http://bit.ly/2bysTjr
Your Medicare plan’s Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) explains coverage and cost changes going into effect for the coming year.
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