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Caregiver Tips: Medicare Part D

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As a caregiver, family member, or friend, you want to help your friend or family member make informed decisions about their prescription drug and health care needs.You can find caregiver support here to help your loved one.

Getting Started

Start with these tips for talking to loved ones about health care decisions.

Gather information about medications, current health care plans and prescription drug insurance.

See if your friend or family member qualifies for Extra Help

Medicare's Extra Help with premiums and co-pays.

Make a list of questions

Contact the plans you're considering if you haven't found all the information you need to choose a plan for your loved one.

Choose someone to help manage your health plan

Choose someone you trust such as a spouse, family member, caregiver or friend to access or help you manage your health plan. You can use the Authorization to Share Personal Information Form below to give others access to your account.

Authorization to Share Personal Information Form – Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (158.8 KB)

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