Written byPatricia Barry, a nationally recognized authority on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, this invaluable resource offers:
• Tips on reducing out-of-pocket expenses
• Guidance for knowing your rights and protections
• Ways to choose the best policy for you
With this definitive guide, you’ll get answers to the most common and not so common questions about Medicare, to get the most out of your coverage.
Patricia Barry is a recognized authority on Medicare who has written extensively about the program for consumers. For 18 years, as a senior editor of AARP's publications, she wrote hundreds of articles on Medicare and served as its online "Ask Ms. Medicare" columnist, answering thousands of questions sent by Medicare beneficiaries across the nation.
This easy-to-understand, consumer-friendly guide helps you findout whether Part D affects any drug coverage you already have andweigh the consequences of going without coverage. You’ll findways to compare plans, identify the one that covers your drugs atthe least cost, and make sure you sign up at the right time. Andyou’ll learn how to minimize your expenses, use the“right” pharmacies, and troubleshoot any problems withyour coverage. Discover how to:Decide whether you need Part DUnderstand how Part D works, from costs to coverageChoose and enroll in the best plan for youGet up and running with Part DHandle the coverage gapLower your drug costsJoin and switch plansComply with long-term-care rules and rightsChallenge plan decisionsAvoid scams and hard-sell marketing
Now, more than ever, you need clear, reliable information thathelps you understand Part D and make smart, cost-saving healthcaredecisions. You need Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage ForDummies.
As you face retirement, you need to make smart choices and plan for a new phase of your life. You need to know where to put your savings, the ins and outs of the four Medicare programs, ways to integrate exercise into your daily retired life, and more. This handy guide also provides tips for taking care of yourself while you're also taking care of your parents, children, and grandchildren. Retirement For Dummies tackles the topics you need to know about.
Open the book and find:
Ways to lead a healthier lifestyle
Explanations of Medicare
Organizations and resources that can offer help, direction, and support
Exercises for your mind and body