Our Medicare section offers comprehensive, official information provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The official government handbook, "Medicare & You 2011," includes sections on Medicare coverage choices, choosing a prescription plan, financial assistance, your Medicare rights, and more.
To view, download or print "Medicare & You 2011" in PDF format, please click here.
For more information about the Medicare Advantage Plans, other Medicare Health Plans, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available in your area, visit www.medicare.gov on the Web or call (800) MEDICARE (800-633-4227). TTY users should call (877) 486-2048.
For more information about private insurance enrollment for Medicare D, click here.
The Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HICAP) offers free individual counseling about Medicare and other health-care issues. HICAP counseling is available in every county in Texas. To find a HICAP counselor in your county, please click here or contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, call (800) 365-6131 or (956) 682-3481 and ask to be transferred to a benefits counselor.
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