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Answers and information about Medicare, prescription drug coverage and health insurance involves searching through hundreds of pages at government and private websites. To help seniors and caregivers get started in their search, our editors have compiled this digest of Michigan Medicare help and information resources.
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Medicare Web Page:
MMAP (Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program)

languages: English
"MMAP’s Mission: To empower seniors and other people on Medicare to make educated health coverage decisions. Since 1984, MMAP (Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) has provided free education and personalized assistance to people with Medicare and Medicaid, their families and caregivers..."
more from MMAP (Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program):
Medicare Web Page
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (also known as Medicare Part D)
languages: English
Q and A about the Medicare Prescription Drug plans for seniors, as well as how you can get ready to take advantage of this new option.

Medicare brochure or publication:
Medigap Insurance Comparison Guide
languages: English; 36 pages
Although the coverage and details might be from 2005, there is a great quantity of valuable explanations about "What a Medigap policy is"; "Why you might want to buy a Medigap policy"; "When you can buy a Medigap policy"; and "Where to get more information"
Medicare brochure or publication:
Michigan Medicare Drug Plan Ratings

file size:5 pg.  languages: English
"...This AARP rating tool contains information about “stand-alone” Medicare plans in your state that cover only prescription drugs...."
Medicare brochure or publication:
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) Implementation: Complex Design Ensures Difficult Choices

source:Michigan League for Human Services
file size: 7 pg.   languages: English
from the document: "In the very near future, senior citizens across Michigan and across the country will begin studying materials produced by the federal government and the pharmacy drug plans that were awarded contracts by the federal government to implement the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit..."
Medicare Web Page:
Medicare Part D Helpful Tips and Resources

source:Michigan Pharmacists Association
languages: English
Tips for Avoiding Problems with Medicare Part D:
Medicare Web Page:
Michigan: Medicare Hospital Payments

source:Kaiser Family Foundation /
languages: English
Range of Medicare Payments (Low-25th Percentile/High-75th Percentile) for Top Five Elective Inpatient Hospital Procedures, FY2005
brochure or publication: The State Legislator’s Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

source:American Legislative Exchange Council
file size: 28 pg.   languages: English
Briefing document prepared for State legislators with costs, dates, State Pharmacy Assistance Programs, State Health Insurance Assistance Program issues, and other topics.
brochure or publication: brochure or publication: Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) Implementation: Complex Design Ensures Difficult Choices

source:Michigan League for Human Services
file size: 7 pg.   languages: English   Oct. 2005
from the document: "...For the first time in the history of the Medicare program, the cost and benefit coverage for an individual will be based on his/her income and assets."
brochure or publication: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage facts

source: University of Michigan Health System / MMAP (Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program),
file size: 2 pg.   languages: English
Fact sheet provides an overview of Michigan Medicare Supplemental Insurance.
medicare brochure or publication: Medigap Insurance Comparison Guide (Michigan)

source: Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program
file size: 36 pg.   languages: English
"...This workbook will tell you: ... What a Medigap policy is; ... Why you might want to buy a Medigap policy; ... When you can buy a Medigap policy; ... Where to get more information; .... How to choose a Medigap policy that provides the best policy you can afford; and .. How to choose a policy that best meets your need of reducing out-of-pocket health care costs..."
more from Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program:
medicare web page
The new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
languages: English
"All people in Medicare need to learn how this new coverage will affect them. Here’s how you can get ready to take advantage of this new option. ...."

medicare web page: Medicare Recipients Warned to Beware of Medicare Fraud and Identity Theft - CONSUMER ALERT

source: Michigan Department of Attorney General ,
languages: English
"The Attorney General provides Consumer Alerts to inform the public of unfair, misleading, or deceptive business practices, and to provide information and guidance on other issues of concern..."
medicare web page: Medicare Advantage plans for 2007

source: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
languages: English

Medicare brochure or publication:
Your Medicare Rights and Protections

source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
44pp   languages: English
Fairly detailed explanations and descriptions about your Medicare rights and protections.
Medicare brochure or publication:
Landscape: 2007 Michigan Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans

source:CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
file size:3 pg.   languages: English  date:2007
Michigan 2007 Medicare Part D Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans. Data as of September 12, 2006. Includes all contracts/plans regardless of 2007 approval status. Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded."

Medicare brochure or publication:
Landscape: Michigan Medicare Advantage, Cost Plans, and Demonstrations

file size:30 pg.   languages: English
"Michigan 2007 Medicare Advantage, Cost, and Demonstration Plans. Data as of September 29, 2006. Includes all contracts/plans regardless of 2007 approval status. PACE, Special Needs Plans, and Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded."

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