Medicare is very complicated to figure out on your own. There are typically many plans and features from which to choose, and it is difficult to compare plans. Fortunately, there are several resources to help you.
- One handy resource is the government’s official website for Medicare, The site allows you to compare plans and enroll online.
- Another useful resource is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) which provides free unbiased health information. SHIP is part of a national network of state health insurance assistance programs located in every state.
- Allsup’s fee-based service, Allsup Medicare Advisor® helps both new enrollees and annual re-enrollees make the best possible selection in Medicare plans. Allsup experts analyze your medical needs and care preferences to report the most affordable Medicare plans in your area from which you can choose. You can get more information from Allsup.
CAUTION: Medicare insurance can be maintained if an individual attempts to return to work, but as with SSDI there are very strict rules that apply. Without adherence to these rules, both your Medicare and SSDI benefits may be jeopardized.
Content for this section provided by Allsup, Inc. and Mark Rubin, J.D.