Medicare

Whether you have Medicare coverage or are interested in learning more about government health insurance for seniors, Reader's Digest reviews what you need to know to keep you, the patient, smart, healthy and secure.

Doctors Spill Their Secrets to Getting the Best Medical Treatment
Doctors Spill Their Secrets to Getting the Best Medical Treatment

Dr. Oz explains how smart patients approach their health care. >>

A Lesson In Medicare for Caregivers
A Lesson In Medicare for Caregivers

Want to know more about Medicare? For caregivers, Medicare can seem confusing and complex. Here… >>

Rise Up Against Sitting Disease
Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

22 easy ways to add healthy movement to your everyday routine. >>

Shopping for Long-Term Care
Shopping for Long-Term Care

The average annual cost for a private nursing home room is $87,235 -- and rising. Here are a few… >>

5+ Keys to Living Longer and Better
5+ Keys to Living Longer and Better

Each of us can live strong, healthy, vibrant, energetic lives for a long time to come. The key?… >>

Medicare Advantage Plans: Are They for You?
Medicare Advantage Plans: Are They for You?

Here’s help figuring out whether Medicare Advantage is right for you, plus tips for finding a… >>

Medicare’s Future
Medicare’s Future

Should you make a change or stay the course? As you prepare to review your Medicare coverage… >>

Mark Your Calendar: Medicare Key Dates
Mark Your Calendar: Medicare Key Dates

Medicare has established new schedules for making changes to your coverage. Here’s what you need… >>

When Medicare Isn't Enough
When Medicare Isn’t Enough

Not sure Medicare will cover all your needs? Then consider a supplemental insurance policy. Here's… >>

Understanding Medicare
Understanding Medicare

From Part A to Plan N, enrollment period to penalties, here’s what you need to know about… >>

Medicare Enrollment Made Easy
Medicare Enrollment Made Easy

Starting October 15, here’s what you should do to get your perfect coverage. >>

Medicare Deadlines: The Price of Waiting
Medicare Deadlines: The Price of Waiting

Medicare is strict about deadlines; if you enroll late, you face penalties. Here are the optimal… >>

How to Checkup on Your Doctor
How to Checkup on Your Doctor

You can flip through Consumer Reports to find vacuums and cars, but it's way harder to ascertain… >>

9 Fail-Proof Ways to Ensure Your Family's Financial Well-Being
9 Fail-Proof Ways to Ensure Your Family’s Financial Well-Being

Nine fail-proof ways to ensure your family's financial well-being. >>

6 Great Reasons to Give Your Medicare Plan a Check-Up
6 Great Reasons to Give Your Medicare Plan a Check-Up

Only 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries review their plans during open enrollment, and even fewer… >>

5 Easy Medicare Enrollment Steps
5 Easy Medicare Enrollment Steps

Here’s how to review your current Medicare plan and make enrollment changes you’ll be happy… >>

20 Health Care Terms You Need to Know
20 Health Care Terms You Need to Know

Learn how to translate insurance jargon. >>

All About Your Medicare Card
All About Your Medicare Card

What's in your wallet? Your Medicare card is the key to getting coverage. Here, a look at the cards… >>

The Government Is Wasting Your Tax Dollars!
The Government Is Wasting Your Tax Dollars!

How Uncle Sam spends nearly $1 trillion of your money each year. >>

Medicare Alphabet Soup: A Glossary
Medicare Alphabet Soup: A Glossary

Don’t get lost in the jargon of Medicare. Here’s your cheat sheet. >>