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.

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… >>

Medicare’s Future
Medicare’s Future

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

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… >>

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?… >>

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… >>

Medicare Enrollment Made Easy
Medicare Enrollment Made Easy

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

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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

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

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… >>

Get the Most Out of Your Medicare Plan
Get the Most Out of Your Medicare Plan

Few people on Medicare used preventive health checks in the past. Health care reform laws have… >>

The Don't-Do List: 4 Treatments and Tests to Reconsider
The Don’t-Do List: 4 Treatments and Tests to Reconsider

What doctors do is important. Equally important: what they don't do. >>

Make Your Doctor Visits Work for You
Make Your Doctor Visits Work for You

Is your doc bossy? Do you feel rushed? Here’s how to prepare for doctor visits, and feel… >>

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… >>

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… >>

Rise Up Against Sitting Disease
Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

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

Understanding Medicare
Understanding Medicare

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

Medicare: What's New for 2012
Medicare: What’s New for 2012

What's changing with Medicare for 2012? New rules, new deadlines, new coverage for the new year… >>

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… >>