SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
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Medicare provides a health insurance plan for people who are 65 or older. People who are disabled or have permanent kidney failure may enroll at any age. Medicare has several parts: hospital insurance, medical insurance, and a prescription drug benefit. Hospital insurance, sometimes called Part A, covers inpatient hospital care and certain follow-up care. Medical insurance, sometimes called Part B, pays for physician services and some other services not covered by hospital insurance. Prescription drug benefit, Part D, is available as well.
Call 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE) for additional information or visit www.medicare.gov
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FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS with Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage program. This program started April 4, 2022, and continues until the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends. People with Medicare Part B can get up to eight free over-the-counter tests each calendar month through the end of the COVID-19 PHE.
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Healthline Media, Inc.'s is a provider of health information and provided this website: What is the Best Medicare Plan for Seniors? - https://www.healthline.com/health/medicare/what-is-the-best-medicare-plan-for-seniors Non-government resources for information about Flex Cards
Medicare Flex Cards are not provided by Medicare, but they may be part of some private insurance plans such as Medicare Advantage plans. Here are links to more info.
- PolitiFact is a program of The Poynter Institute, a journalism institute based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Their core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/jan/12/facebook-posts/medicare-flex-cards-are-not-advertised/
- Elite Insurance Partners & MedicareFAQ.com is an insurance brokerage that pairs consumers with knowledgeable agents to find Medicare coverage. EIP also helps with dental, vision, cancer, heart attack, stroke, life, long-term care, and disability insurance. EIP is based in Palm Harbor, Florida and is licensed to sell insurance in 48 states. https://www.medicarefaq.com/blog/medicare-flex-card/
--------------------------------------------During COVID-19: Services are available by phone (866-931-6087) or online at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices. SSA office is only providing limited, dire need, in-person services by appointment only. Call the SSA office to see whether your service needs can be met over the phone or if you'll need assistance in person.Over the phone services can include applications for Disability, Retirement, and SSI. Prepare to provide your Social Security number as that may be needed.Websites: