Sources for Updates on Medicare

By Patricia Barry

Copyright © 2015 AARP

New regulations and some new Medicare services are brought out from time to time. Also, payment requirements (for example, Part B premiums), Part D coverage levels, and Extra Help out-of-pocket expenses are changed annually. You can find ongoing updates from these sources:

  • Medicare Interactive: This free, searchable, comprehensive consumer guide is developed and regularly updated by the Medicare Rights Center.

  • The Center for Medicare Advocacy: This group provides news and updates on Medicare in weekly alerts.

  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: This nonprofit group provides information and analysis on health care issues. Check for news and updates on Medicare.

  • AARP Medicare and health insurance information: You can find online news, consumer guides, articles, and discussion boards about Medicare and Medicaid and about other forms of health insurance (such as updates on the Affordable Care Act).