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The Medicare Subject Resource Guide directs users to information sources on the topic of Medicare, the federally subsidized health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older as well as some younger people with disabilities. The guide is divided into three sections: Library Catalog Subjects, Library Databases, and Websites. The websites section includes listings for both national resources and Alabama resources.
Financial Ratings Series Online makes sure that you have the information you need to be certain you are working with the best and most financially stable organizations. Using the quick and easy navigation screen, you will get immediate access to the Weiss' Independent and Unbiased Ratings for: Life & Annuity Insurers Property & Casualty Insurers HMOs & Health Insurers Banks Credit Unions Stocks Exchange-Traded Funds Stock Mutual Funds Bond & Money Market Mutual Funds Plus, you have access to the Medicare Supplement Insurance Guide, Financial Planning Tools, and Financial Literacy Skill-Building Tools too.
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Provides in-depth coverage of complementary and alternative medicine, offering full text articles from peer-reviewed journals, reports, newsletters, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.
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National Resources - Federal government agencies is a federal government website managed and paid for by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary source of current, accurate information about Medicare.

Initial enrollment in Medicare at age 65 is done through the Social Security Administration.
National Resources - Organizations

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives.

Since 1989, they have been helping people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits, navigate the Medicare system, and secure the quality health care they deserve. They are the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.

Available only through the Medicare Rights Center, Medicare Interactive (MI) is a free and independent online reference tool thoughtfully designed to help older adults and people with disabilities navigate the complex world of health insurance.

Medicare Interactive provides easy-to-understand answers to the questions posed by Americans with Medicare, their families and caregivers, and the professionals serving them.
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