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  • APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling Program

    Information on APPRAISE Health Insurance Counseling Program. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medical Assistance and Long-Term Care Insurance. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Benefit Publications from the Social Security Administration

    Large collection of publications providing information on the various programs such as: disability benefits, appeal process, benefits for people with HIV, how workmans' compensation can affect your disability benefits, children with disabilities, info on receiving your payments, benefits for those who are blind or have low vision, details on ticket to work incentives, info on working while disabled, retirement benefits, government pension offset, medicare, windfall provision, survivors benefits, SSI, SSI for non-citizens, food stamps and other nutrition progams, protecting your on social security numbers, and more. Many publications available in Spanish. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Choosing a Medicare Managed Care Plan - A Guide for Medicare Beneficiaries

    Report listing Medicare Managed Care Plans in Pennsylvania by region, giving comparisons on monthly premiums and co-payments, how well each plan does on several quality measurements, descriptions of the benefits they offer, and the results of patient satisfaction surveys. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
  • Community HealthChoices

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services about Community HealthChoices, a program that will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience with a goal of increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Community HealthChoices (Video)

    This video from the Pennsylvania department of Human Services explains the new Community HealthChoices program. Community HealthChoices will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience — serving more people in communities rather than in facilities, giving them the opportunity to work, spend more time with their families, and experience an overall better quality of life. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • HealthCare.gov

    HealthCare.gov is a federal government Website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where you can get information on health care options that are available and sign up for health care benefits. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health Reform & Medicare (Video)

    This video from HealthCare.gov discusses what the Affordable Care Act means for Medicare recipients. Read More

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    HealthCare.gov
  • Hospital Compare - A quality tool provided by Medicare

    This tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • If You're Self Employed

    Fact Sheet from the Social Security Administration for people who are self-employed regarding paying Social Security and Medicare taxes, earning credits, calculating net earnings, and more. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare

    Booklet from the Social Security Administration providing basic information and overview of the Medicare program. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare Drug Plan Finder

    The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare.gov: Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)

    Information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit from Medicare.gov. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole

    Explanation of Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole from HealthCare.gov. Content Detail

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    HealthCare.gov
  • Medicare - Preventive & Screening Services

    Information about preventive services that may be covered by Medicare. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare Publications

    Listing of publications from Medicare.gov on a vairiety of issues. Publications are in PDF format with links to copies converted to web pages. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español