If you’re about to turn 65, you have some important decisions to make about Medicare that can have a serious impact on your health care and your finances. And we’re here to help with some straightforward answers to frequently asked questions.
What is Original Medicare?
It’s the federal health program for people who are 65 and older or people with disabilities.
How does it work?
With Original Medicare, money comes out of your Social Security check each month to help pay for some of the health care services you need — like visits to your doctor or a stay in the hospital.
What if I need benefits Original Medicare doesn’t cover?
That’s why Medicare Advantage plans like those from Elderplan were created — so you get more benefits, savings and choices. For example, with Elderplan you can choose from among plans with benefits and/or value-added services such as:
- $0 visits to your regular in-network doctor
- Low-cost generic prescription drug coverage
- Over-the-counter benefits
- Low-cost hospital stays
- $0 preventive dentist visits
- Discounted acupuncture
- Free gym membership
- And much more!
Why should I trust Elderplan to help me choose a Medicare plan?
Based in New York City, not-for-profit Elderplan has been helping people who are about to turn 65, and/or people who are disabled, transition into Medicare for more than 30 years. Our helpful Benefit Advisors know all the ins and outs of Medicare plans, so they can help you find a plan that lines up with what you need and how you want to live. So if you’re turning 65 soon, check out our plan options.
Links to Government Resources
We’ve compiled a list of websites that may be helpful or of interest to you.
- Medicare: English | Español
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): English
- National Institute on Aging: English
- Centers for Disease Control: English | Español
- New York State Department of Health: English | Español*
- Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program: English | Español*
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