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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 Virginia Medicare help and information resources.
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brochure or publication:
2007 Virginia Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Comparison Guide

source:Virginia Bureau of Insurance
file size: 169 pg.   languages: English
(2006) "...this Guide offers information to familiarize you with the types of Medicare supplement insurance plans available, and how these policies and plans could be compatible with your individual needs and circumstances. Use this Guide to help you understand the “Medigap” options offered in Virginia and the importance of supplementing your Medicare coverage..."
more from Virginia Bureau of Insurance:
web page:
Insurers Offering Medicare Products
languages: English
"The Bureau of Insurance offers the following lists of insurance companies licensed in Virginia: Medicare Supplement and Select Insurance Companies, and Medicare Advantage Plans..."

Medicare brochure or publication:
file size: 11 pg.   languages: English
(REVISED 12/11/07) PART I – APPROVED POLICIES FOR INDIVIDUALS AGE 65 OR OLDER "This list is given to you for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the State Corporation Commission of any product or service or of any person or organization offering any product or service..."

Medicare brochure or publication:

source:Virginia State Bar
file size: 126 pg.   languages: English
"Laws & Programs Affecting Senior Citizens in Virginia..." (2005 Edition)

Medicare brochure or publication:
Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) brochure
source:Virginia Department for the Aging
file size: 2 pg.   languages: English
"The Center for Elder Rights offers a variety of legal, consumer, aging, and long-term care information and assistance for older Virginians and their families..."
also from Virginia Department for the Aging:
Medicare publication:
Be Informed, Be Aware, Be Involved Brochure
2 pages; languages: English
Short brochure with tips to help fight Medicare and Medicaid abuse, fraud, and waste.
Medicare Web Page:
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
languages: English
"The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) is bringing Prescription Drug Coverage to Medicare beneficiaries. This prescription drug coverage is designed to help you pay for the prescriptions you need, and will be available to all people who qualify for Medicare..."

Medicare Web Page:
Medicaid and Medicare Part B Enrollees

source:Virginia Department of Social Services
languages: English
The Social Security Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services are working together to let you know about special state programs that could help elderly persons on a fixed income to pay their Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) premium and other medical costs. Many people save more than $600 a year by participating in these programs.

Medicare Web Page:
(Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

source:Medicare: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
languages: English
Find and compare plans for all states, including Virginia Medicare Prescription Drug plans

Medicare Web Page:
Rx Partnership (RxP)
languages: English
"... RxP is an innovative public/private partnership to increase access to free prescription medications for Virginia's eligible uninsured...."

Medicare brochure or publication:
Virginia 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:

source:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
file size:1 pg.  languages: English
"...•52 Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) serving people with Medicare for 2008 •27 PDPs offering enhanced benefits or services (a net change of 1 plan) •88.3% of people with Medicare could switch to a PDP with a lower premium in 2008...."

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