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Medicare Interactive’s Free Resources Make Medicare Easier

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The Medicare Rights Center’s free and independent online reference tool, Medicare Interactive (MI), medicareinteractive.org, is a hub for Medicare help. MI provides hundreds of answers to Medicare questions in easy-to-understand language, vetted by staff attorneys. The site receives over three million visits annually from people looking for assistance with Medicare enrollment, understanding health coverage options, appealing denials of care, and more.  

In addition to comprehensive Medicare answers, MI offers free, downloadable materials, including webinars, toolkits, and guides. Monthly Medicare Minute webinars—short, engaging presentations on current Medicare topics, such as Medicare cost assistance programs—help people with Medicare learn more about benefits and make the most of their Medicare coverage and offer the opportunity to ask questions (recordings are available). Free webinars on Medicare coverage in response to coronavirus and the recordings are also available on MI. 

MI toolkits include a variety of resources to help people with complex Medicare topics, such as coverage options for people with both Medicare and Medicaid and Medicare’s coordination with other types of insurance. The series of Advocacy Toolkits are specifically tailored for New York State advocates helping older adults and people with disabilities, using Medicare Rights’ 30+ years of counseling and advocacy experience and streamlining it into useful resources. 

MI guides provide in-depth information about specific Medicare topics, like Fall Open Enrollment and coverage of preventive care, to help older adults, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and the professionals who serve them navigate Medicare. 

Visit medicareinteractive.org/register to create a free Medicare Interactive profile and receive notifications about the coming month’s Medicare Minute presentation, bookmark your favorite pages, and access exclusive toolkits. 

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