Medicare will not be available to many of us until we are age 65, but for those with long term disabilities or those who have been diagnosed with specific diseases, Medicare is available much sooner. Here are 3 things you should know if you are waiting on disability and how it affects your Medicare benefits.
Article courtesy of The Medicare Blog.
Many people could be saving money on premiums and prescriptions, and don’t even know it. Recently, a 90-year-old woman in Oklahoma came to her local State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP) because she was unable to pay for her prescriptions and her Medicare Part D premium. A counselor at the SHIP helped her apply for Extra Help and found her a new Part D plan that better fit her needs.
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