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1 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder September 2014

2 What is the Medicare Plan Finder? Internet tool on official Medicare web site Helps people learn about coverage and Review current Medicare enrollment Compare Part D Plans and Medicare Advantage Health Plans (like HMOs/PPOs) Identify which plans cover your prescriptions at most affordable cost Enroll in a Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 2

3 Getting Started: What You Will Need Your Zip Code List of prescriptions Strength and quantity Use of generics Pharmacy you use Other helpful information Medicare card Other health insurance cards Subsidy eligibility Medicaid, Low Income Subsidy August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 3

4 Medicare.gov Homepage August

5 Plan Finder Homepage TUTORIALS August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 5

6 Plan Finder Search Options August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 6

7 Step 1 of 4: General Search Only LIS Notice states what percentage the beneficiary is expected to pay for their premium. August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 7

8 General Search Only Select Your Current Plan Select Your current plan from a list of plans in your area. August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 8

9 Step 2: Enter Your Drugs August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 9

10 Entering Drugs August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 10

11 Pop up box to indicate dosage, quantity, frequency and where you buy IMPORTANT TO ENTER AS PRESCRIBED August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 11

12 Lower Cost Generic option August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 12

13 My Drug List August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 13

14 Print Drug List click when ready for next STEP August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 14

15 Step 3: Select a Pharmacy August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 15

16 Select Up to Two Pharmacies and View on Map August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 16

17 Step 4: Refine Your Plan Results August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 17

18 Plan Results Page August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 18

19 Star Ratings (Look at Customer Satisfaction, Complaints, Experiences, Pricing) August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 19

20 Plan Results Page Key Information August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 20

21 Default Sort for Medicare Advantage Plans with Drug Coverage August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 21

22 Compare up to 3 Plans August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 22

23 Prescription Drug Plan Details Page Prescription Drug Plan Details Page defaults to the Drug Cost & Coverage Tab August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 23

24 Bar Chart to Show When Changes in Coverage Levels Occur August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 24

25 View Details of Costs August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 25

26 Plan Details Drug Coverage NEW to Drug Costs Coverage TAB August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 26

27 Drug Coverage Information August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 27

28 View Drug Benefit Summary August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 28

29 View Drug Benefit Summary button to see if plan has Preferred Pharmacy prices August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 29

30 View Pharmacy Network NEW August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 30

31 Medicare Health Plan with Drug Coverage View Links to Plan website Important Notes Provider & physician network August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 31

32 Health Plan Benefits Tab Costs and Other Important Information August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 32

33 Health Plan Benefits August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 33

34 Customizable Print Report August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 34

35 Compare Side by Side August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 35

36 Comparing Fixed Costs August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 36

37 Comparing Your Out of Pocket Costs August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 37

38 Compare and Print View Drug Cost Summary August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 38

39 Print Comparison Report August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 39

40 Compare Plans Drug Updates August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 40

41 Online Enrollment Center August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 41

42 August

43 Click here on watermark Enter your SHIP office phone number below August

44 August 2014 Navigating the Medicare Plan Finder 44

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