Access to Benefits Coalition
This site helps "Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes know about and make the best use of all available resources for accessing prescription drugs and reducing their costs." Includes a
questionnaire to help you determine what benefits you may qualify for.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The federal government's gateway to information on Medicare and Medicaid services.

Elderly Face Insurance Scams

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Help Guide

Helpguide's mission is to empower you and your loved ones to understand, prevent, and resolve health challenges.

Provides insurance quotes on all types of insurance. (Note: Includes paid ads.)


Official web site for information on Medicare services. Includes tools for finding doctors, comparing health plans, and locating counselors.

Medicare News Watch

A useful site for identifying Medicare plans by zip code. Also includes tools for finding other Medicare information.

Medicare Rights Center

This organization is "the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare."

Medicare Today

Provides information on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. Includes a "plan finder".

The Seniors EyeCare Program

(SEP) helps to ensure that all eligible seniors have access to medical eye care and promotes annual, dilated eye exams. SEP raises awareness about age-related eye disease, including cataracts, provides free eye care educational materials and facilitates access to eye care. Excluded are eyeglasses, prescription drugs, hospital services, fees of other medical professionals.

Senior Journal Guide to Assistance for Senior Citizens and the Elderly

An online journal for the elderly. New topics each month.

Social Security Online: Medicaid Information

Provides basic information on this "jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people."

The Urban Institute

The nonpartisan Urban Institute publishes studies, reports, and books on timely topics including aspects of insurance for the elderly.

Yahoo!® Finance: Insurance Center

A good starting point for locating information on all types of insurance. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

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