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Health Insurance Enrollment

You should start thinking about your Medicare and Social Security benefits six months before you are eligible to receive them.  There are a number of steps that you should take, and they are outlined on this New to Medicare Checklist.  The checklist includes online, in-person, and phone resources.

Health Insurance Smarts

There are lots of things to consider when you are choosing a health insurance plan for you and your family.  What benefits do you need?  Do you already have a health care provider, and can you continue to use him or her?  What costs are you able to afford?

The right plan for you and your family will depend on your health and your financial situation.  Check out the K-State Research and Extension Health Insurance Smarts resources as you make insurance decisions.


No Surprise Act

The federal government has passed a new consumer rights and protection law: the Nor Surprise Act.  The goal of the act is to create a more transparent, competitive, and fair health system to prevent surprise medical bills.

Read the fact sheet "No Surprises: Understand your rights against surprise medical bills

The consumer Help Desk can be reached by calling 1-800-985-3059.  You can also visit the website: www.CMS.gov/nosurprises