Your Financial Future:
Learn Medicare basics through WISER's Medicare Basics fact sheets and related resources.
Make sure you know about your health care options before and after retirement. Use these fact sheets and reports to learn more about payment, prescription drugs, insurance and more.
WISER Fact Sheet: Healthier and WISER
Sources of Information on Long-Term Care:
Talking to You Loved Ones About Long-Term Care-- Information on how to discuss the issue of long-term care with family members and friends and why it is so important to have these conversations sooner rather than later: http://www.longtermcareliving.com/prep/conversation/index.htm
Eldercare Locator-- funded by the Administration on Aging—provides help finding community services for seniors and caregivers to older adults in every community. See http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx or call 1-800-677-1116.
American Council of Life Insurers-- Information on long-term care insurance, how to buy it and the tax treatment of premiums is available at http://www.acli.com/ACLI/Consumer/Long-Term+Care/Default.htm
National Council on Aging--Information on long-term care and caregiving at http://www.ncoa.org or call 1-800-373-4906.
Own Your Future Planning Kit--information about practical steps you can take to plan ahead for your long-term care needs. Available in English and Spanish. http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/Planning_LTC/Campaign/Kit/index.aspx
Sources of Information on Medicare, Medicaid and Medigap Insurance:
Social Security Administration--For information about eligibility or applying for Medicare, call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213 or go to www.ssa.gov.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-- The federal agency that administers the Medicare program and oversees the state Medicaid programs 1-800-633-4227 or go to www.medicare.gov.
Medicare Rights Center-- Information about Medicare benefits for consumers and caregivers. http://www.medicarerights.org/
For more helpful resources on Health Care, click here.
- Signing Up for Medicare: It's Not Necessarily Automatic
- WISER Woman's Guide to Insurance
- Medicare Basics
- Healthier and WISER
- Understanding Medicare Preventive Benefits
- Benefits Checklist: Your Current & Future Paychecks
- Prevent Medicare Fraud: 10 Do's and Dont's
- A Long-term Care Overview
- 10 Questions to Ask Before Buying Long Term Care Insurance