Medicare Minutes are short, engaging presentations on current Medicare topics hosted by the Medicare Rights Center. Each month’s presentation is streamed live right here on your Medicare Interactive profile, and will help you learn more about your benefits and make the most of your Medicare coverage.
Upcoming Medicare Minute
Common Open Enrollment Notices
Thursday, August 19 • 3:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
In the month or two leading up to Fall Open Enrollment, you likely receive notices with information about changes to your coverage for the coming year. During this Medicare Minute, you’ll learn what to look for in these notices so that you can evaluate how well your coverage will meet your needs.
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Previous Medicare Minutes
Troubleshooting Medicare Coverage Problems
July 15, 2021
Certain strategies can help you better understand your Medicare coverage and problems that may arise. During this Medicare Minute, you’ll learn how to identify and troubleshoot common Medicare issues, as well as how to avoid them in the first place.
Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Appeals
June 17, 2021
If Original Medicare or your Medicare Advantage Plan denies coverage for a health care item or service you receive, you have the right to appeal the decision. In this Medicare Minute, you'll learn about how to read appeal notices and begin an appeal with Original Medicare or your Medicare Advantage Plan.
Medicare Cost Assistance Programs
May 27, 2021
If you need help paying your Medicare costs, there may be federal or state programs that can provide cost assistance. During this Medicare Minute, you'll learn about the different assistance programs available for people with Medicare, their eligibility requirements, and how to apply if you think you might be eligible.
Medicare and Changes in Residence
April 29, 2021
When you move, it can affect your Medicare coverage. During this month's Medicare Minute, you will learn about various changes in residence—from in-state to abroad—and what they mean for your Medicare coverage.
Medicare Coverage of Care at Home
March 18, 2021
During this Medicare Minute you will learn about how Medicare covers home health care and telehealth, as well as other strategies for receiving services or items at home, such as prescription delivery.
Medicare Coverage of Behavioral Health Care Services
February 18, 2021
This Medicare Minute explains what types of behavioral health care services Medicare covers when you are an outpatient or inpatient, or when you need prescription drugs.
What's New in 2021?
January 21, 2021
Medicare costs and coverage can change from year to year. In this Medicare Minute, you will learn about the Medicare costs for 2021 and opportunities when you can change your coverage this year.