Additional Healthcare Resources

In addition to GSK Resources and Healthcare Reform Resources, the following additional resources may also provide information on how to manage different aspects of your health.

Medicare Resources

2011 Choosing A Medigap Policy: A Guide To Health Insurance For People With Medicare

This booklet contains information on choosing a Medigap policy to supplement the original Medicare plan.

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4 Ways to Help Lower your Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

This fact sheet provides information and resources to people with Medicare who need help paying for their prescription medicine costs.

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

This Web Site provides detailed information and references for Medicare regulations and guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the operation of the Medicare Program.

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Closing the Coverage Gap - More Prescription Drugs Are Becoming Affordable

This fact sheet, targeted to Medicare Part D patients, explains the discount on brand-name medicines and coverage for generic medicines during the coverage gap. It also explains how these benefits will increase over time until the coverage gap is closed by 2020.

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How to Apply Online For Medicare Only

This document is a guided step-by-step process for submitting an online application for Medicare.

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Medicare (SSA Booklet)

This booklet provides an explanation of the Medicare program, services offered, who eligible, help for low-income persons,and information on signing up.

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Medicare and Other Health Benefits: Your Guide to Who Pays First

An explanation of how Medicare works with other types of insurance to pay the patient’s medical bills.

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Medicare.gov

Government Web site that provides consumers with basic information on Medicare including enrollment information. The medicare.gov Web site also provides information and resources for long term care planning, home health agencies, nursing homes, medical equipment suppliers, and dialysis facilities.

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Programs that Can Help You Pay Your Medical Expenses

A fact sheet with information about Federal and state programs for people with limited income and resources.

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Quick Facts about Medicare's Prescription Drug Coverage for people in a Medicare Health Plan with Prescription Drug Coverage

This fact sheet provides basic information about Medicare's prescription medicine coverage for people with a Medicare health plan with prescription medicine coverage.

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Social Security Administration: Application for Medicare

This page on the Social Security Administration Web site allows an individual to apply for Medicare, check the status of their previously submitted application, or apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription medicine costs.

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Tips for Using Your New Medicare Drug Coverage

This tip sheet provides helpful tips on what to bring to the pharmacy when you have a new prescription medicine plan.

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Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods

Tip sheet is designed to help you learn more about enrollment in the different parts of Medicare, including who can sign up, when you can sign up, and how the timing can affect your costs.

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What Is Medicare/Medicaid?

This publication provides a brief overview of Medicare and Medicaid.

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Welcome to Medicare

This booklet is included in the Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) package that Medicare mails to people who are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part B. It gives a basic overview of Medicare and includes key decisions that people who are new to Medicare need to make.

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Your Medicare Benefits

This booklet explains healthcare services and supplies covered under Medicare Part A and Part B.

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Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help) Resources

Appeal of Determination for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

This form can be submitted to the Social Security Administration if an applicant’s application for Extra Help is denied and they would like to appeal the decision.

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Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

This document provides general instructions for completing the application for "Extra Help," and includes an example of the paper application (SSA-1020B).

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Apply Online for Help with Prescription Drug Costs

Provides basic information on LIS and includes brief instructions for submitting an online application through the Social Security Administration Web site.

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Resource and Income Limits

This document provides guidance on the financial qualifications for Extra Help and defines resources and income.

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Review of Your Eligibility for Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Costs: Some Things You Should Know

This document explains the Social Security Administration’s process for reviewing patients currently receiving Extra Help for continued assistance.

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Social Security Administration: Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost

This page provides information on the Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program also known as “Extra Help,” and includes: eligibility information, forms and publications related to LIS application process, and a link to the online application form where patients or patient representatives may complete the online application and submit to the Social Security Administration.

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Tips for Completing the Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

This document provides advice and additional helpful information to consider when completing the application for "Extra Help."

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What You Need To Complete the Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

This document provides guidance on the documents and information that should be available when completing the application for Extra Help.

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