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To report suspected Medicare or Medicaid fraud or abuse
call NYS Medicare Fraud Hotline Number 1-800-333-4374



Understanding Medicare
A basic overview of the program with definitions. 



AARP's Medicare Resource Center * These pages also include advertising for AARP sponsored services

Medicare Basics    Eligibility & Enrollment    Managing Your Medicare    Medicare Options    Medicare Q&A Tool
Official U.S. Government Site for people on Medicare including the latest information on Medicare enrollment, benefits, and other helpful tools.

Medicare Eligibility & Premium Calculator
Use this calculator to get an estimate of when you’re eligible for Medicare and your premium amount.

Help with Medicare Choices
Take the quiz and find out what options you need to consider.
Medicare's free, secure online service for accessing personalized information about your Medicare benefits and services.
Medicare Interactive (MI) is a free and independent online reference tool thoughtfully designed to help older adults and people with disabilities navigate the complex world of health insurance.

Medicare Plan Finder
Enter your zip code, choose a general or personalized search. Follow the prompts to find a plan that’s right for you.

Medicare & You handbook (2023)  
Includes information about how you can get the most out of your Medicare, including Medicare health and prescription drug plan choices and coverage; how to protect yourself and Medicare from fraud, background on advance directives, and resources for detailed information and personalized help.

Medicare Savings Program
You can get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments if you meet certain conditions.

New York StateWide Action Council, inc. 
A grassroots membership non-profit organization made up of individual senior citizens and senior citizen clubs from all parts of New York State. Helps senior citizens  advocate for their interests and needs regarding services, programs and policies including Medicare.

Social Security Administration                                                                                                                                                                                         SSDI and SSI benefits for people with disabilities. Learn about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Community and Local Links 

Erie County Department of Senior Services (716) 858-7883.
Information about all types of health insurance for Older Adults including free in-person counseling services. If you have a question regarding health insurance, please e-mail us: - you'll get help with your questions and issues.

Information for Medicare Beneficiaries 
Consumer safeguards, plan descriptions and a list of Insurers offering Medicare Supplemental and Advantage plan Insurance in New York State​ including rates lookup by zip code.

New York StateWide Senior Action Council, inc
StateWide’s certified counselors provide FREE personalized, confidential, unbiased information about Medicare options including prescription drug plans.
Call 1-800-333-4374 or email for more information or and appointment.

Library Materials

Click on the following topics for a quick search in the Library’s Catalog

Medicare general 

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