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Wayne Resource Guide Medicare Questions


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore MD
800.633.4227
TTY/TDD 877.486.2048
www.medicare.gov
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency that administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state. English and Spanish-speaking Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) at 800- MEDICARE can answer your questions. 800-MEDICARE CSRs can give you information about Medicare coverage and costs, health plan options, and your Medicare claims. For example, 800-MEDICARE CSRs can: answer general Medicare questions, order Medicare publications for you, help you compare Medicare health plans, Medigap policies, and prescription drug plans, answer questions about your claims and other insurance coverage, check your eligibility for certain preventive services, give referrals to helping agencies and partners such as State Medicaid agencies, help you find a participating Medicare provider, help you find and compare hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes and dialysis facilities in your area. 800-MEDICARE (800.633.4227) 24 hours, 7 days a week, including some federal holidays.

Wayne County Department of Aging & Youth
1519 Nye Rd., Lyons
315.946.5624
www.co.wayne.ny.us
Medicare 101: 65 and older? Need help understanding Medicare? The Wayne County Department of Aging & Youth is continuing its very popular "Medicare 101" classes through 2010. Medicare is available to most people at age 65, but may be available earlier than that to individuals who have disabilities. If you're new to Medicare or will be joining in the next few months, sign up for a class and learn more about the Medicare enrollment time-line, an overview of coverage options, Medicare Advantage plans, supplemental insurance policies, Medicare savings programs, and Medicare Part D - the newest Medicare program that helps to cover prescription drug costs. Classes run approximately 1½ hours.



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