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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 Nebraska Medicare help and information resources.
 
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Nebraska Medicare Prescription Drug Coalition - RESOURCES FOR UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE PART D

source:The Answers4Families project (Nebraska Network for Children and Families)
languages: English

"...The drug benefit is voluntary. No one HAS to sign up for it. But, it is important to know that you will pay a 1% higher premium for each month you delay signing up after May 15, 2006..."

 
more from The Answers4Families project (Nebraska Network for Children and Families):
Medicare brochure or publication:
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH MEDICARE’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT?
2 pages; languages: English
"Information andD Enrollment Assistance are Available..."

Medicare brochure or publication:
Medicare's Prescription Drug Benefit: Who, What, When, Where & Why
2 pages; languages: English
"Information AND eNROLLMENT Assistance are Available..."

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Medicare brochure or publication:
The Medicare Prescription Drug

source:Nebraska Department of Insurance
file size: 2 pg.   languages: English
Basic information about coverage and plan details, as well as information about Medicare Prescription Drug Plan assistance for those with limited income.

 
more from Nebraska Department of Insurance:
Medicare brochure or publication:
Qualifying for Extra Help and Joining a Medicare Drug Plan
6 pages; languages: English
(Jan 2007) "...People with Medicare with limited income and resources may qualify for extra help paying for Medicare prescription drug coverage costs. If they qualify, they will get help paying for their drug plan’s monthly premium, yearly deductible, and prescription copayments..."

Medicare brochure or publication:
Have You Reached the “Doughnut Hole” in Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?
languages: English
"...Several Medicare prescription drug plans have a gap in coverage, sometimes referred to as a “doughnut hole.” In 2006, after you have accumulated $2,250 in total covered drug costs (what you and the plan have paid), you pay 100% of your covered drug costs until you have spent $3,600 out-of-pocket...."

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Medicare Web Page:
Nebraska Medicare Participating Physicians/Suppliers Directory

source:Wheatlands Administrative Services, a new subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas,
languages: English

View all Nebraska physicians/suppliers
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Medicare brochure or publication:
Do You Have the Right Medicare Part D Plan?"

source:Lincoln Area Agency On Aging
1 page; languages: English

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Medicare brochure or publication:
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Personal Information Worksheet

source:Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
file size: 4 pg.   languages: English
Worksheet to help gather all the information you need to choose a Medicare drug plan that meets your needs.

 
more from Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services:
Medicare Web Page:
Medicare Supplemental Insurance
languages: English
"All Medicare supplemental plans sold in Nebraska must comply with one of ten plans approved by federal law. The plans are labeled "A" through "J"...

Medicare Web Page:
Nebraska Medicare for Older Adults
languages: English
"Medicare is a health insurance program sponsored by the federal government. Claims are processed by private insurance companies called intermediaries and carriers. Nebraska has two intermediaries for Part A:...

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Medicare brochure or publication:
Nebraska Medicare Drug Plan Ratings

source:AARP
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...."
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Medicare Web Page:
Nebraska: Medicare Hospital Payments

source:Kaiser Family Foundation / statehealthfacts.org
languages: English
Range of Medicare Payments (Low-25th Percentile/High-75th Percentile) for Top Five Elective Inpatient Hospital Procedures, FY2005
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Medicare Web Page:
The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D)

source:Medicare Rights Center
languages: English  
from the web page:...(Part D) covers most outpatient prescription drugs (the kind you get at the pharmacy or through mail-order). Unlike Medicare health benefits, though, Part D is only offered through private plans..."
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Medicaid brochure or publication:
A Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Nebraska

source:healthinsuranceinfo.net
file size: 35pg.   languages: English
from GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. As a resident of Nebraska, you have rights under federal and state law that will protect you when you seek to buy, keep, or switch your health insurance, even if you have a serious health condition. This guide describes your protections as a resident of Nebraska.
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Medicare brochure or publication:
State Pharmacy Listing - Aetna Medicare RxSM Plans - Nebraska State

Aetna Medicare
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Medicaid 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.
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