2023 Medicare & You Handbook Available Now

CMS has released the 2023 Medicare & You Handbook, available on Medicare.gov.

The handbook is available as a pdf, eBook, audio book, and more.

What's New in 2023?

Covid-19 Updates

Medicare continues to cover coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, tests, and booster shots, if your clients are eligible.

Another Time to Sign Up for Medicare

Your clients might be able to sign up for Medicare during a Special Enrollment Period if they missed their enrollment period because of certain exceptional circumstances.

New Start Dates for Your Client’s Medicare Coverage

Beginning January 1, 2023, when your client signs up for Medicare the month they turn 65 or during the last 3 months of their Initial Enrollment Period, or during the General Enrollment Period, their coverage starts the first day of the month after they sign up. 

Kidney Transplants & Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage

Medicare will offer a new benefit that helps continue to pay for immunosuppressive drugs beyond 36 months after a kidney transplant (if your client doesn’t have other health coverage).

Learn How Accountable Care Organizations Are Driving Better Health Care

An Accountable Care Organization is a group of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that work as a team to give your client high-quality, coordinated health care.  If your client’s doctor is part of an Accountable Care Organization, it means they have tools that could lead to better care for your client, and your client may have access to additional services.

Get Help Paying Your Medicare Health & Drug Costs

If your client has limited income, they may be able to get help from their state to pay their Medicare costs through resources like Extra Help or a Medicare Savings Program.

Get Help in a Crisis

Your client’s mental health and wellness are a high priority. If you, your client, or someone else you know is in crisis, call or text 988, or chat at 988lifeline.org.

Need Information in an Accessible Format or Another Language?

You can get the “Medicare & You” handbook in an accessible format at no cost to you! Click here for more!

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