Texas

Medicare

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  • Covering the Cost of Medicare

    Helpful information to help you pay your out-of-pocket expenses associated with Medicare. Content Detail

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    Texas Department of Insurance
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare

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    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • HICAP: Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program

    Information about the HICAP Program and how to reach a benefits counselor for assistance with issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance (Medicare supplement and long-term care), guardianship, social service programs, and insurance fraud against seniors. Content Detail

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    Texas Department of Insurance
  • Services Available Through Area Agencies on Aging

    The Texas Department on Aging (TDoA) has many ways of helping older adults, their families, and caregivers. With a single toll-free phone call (1-800- 252-9240) you can connect with the nearest of our 28 affiliated Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) statewide. Knowledgeable AAA employees will then help you obtain the assistance you need from our Aging Network or from other public and private organizations. Content Detail

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    Texas Department on Aging
  • Medicare Basics Overview

    What is Medicare? Who is eligible? Enrolling in Medicare. Content Detail

    By:
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and SSI: A General Guide

    Provides an overview of these federal benefit programs. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Prescription Drug Coverage

    Medicaid drug coverage for low income Texans having problems with Medicare Instructions for pharmacies relating to Medicaid billing for dual eligibles CMS announces Medicare Rx prescription drug plans Content Detail

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    Texas Medicare Rx
  • Services for Disabled Adults/Children and for Senior Citizens

    Read about services available to people with disabilities and to senior citizens. Includes contact information. Content Detail

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    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance

    If you have shopped for long-term care insurance for yourself or for someone else, you´ve probably encountered complicated options, unfamiliar terms, and difficult calculations. Since long-term care insurance isn´t standardized in Texas, every policy is different. In general, there are some questions you should ask about each policy you´re considering. Content Detail

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    Texas Department of Insurance
  • The Cost of Long-Term Care

    Long-term care can be expensive. The cost depends on the amount and type of care you need and where you receive it. Most long-term care costs are paid by Medicaid, a federal-state assistance program for people who qualify. People with low incomes may already qualify for Medicaid, and those with moderate incomes may be able to "spend down" their assets to qualify. Content Detail