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Overview

Approximately 25 – 30% of people with MS are in Medicare, a public health insurance program for senior citizens and the disabled. In this section learn more about eligibility, coverage, enrollment, costs, and drug plans. Check-out our list of resources when discussing benefits with your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor.

Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period

The Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period is from October 15th – December 7th. If you need help reviewing plans for 2019 call an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867 and ask to schedule a plan search.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare is a government entitlement program administered by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Visit Medicare’s official website.

Visit Medicare.gov

Visit Medicare.gov

Medicare Improvement Standard Settlement

Learn about a court settlement that helps ensure that Medicare beneficiaries can access therapy services they need to prevent decline and maximize independence.

Read Settlement Fact Sheet

Read Fact Sheet

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