As caregivers or seniors, we often end up doing a lot of paperwork. It’s confusing at best. Medicare is one of those areas. Now with Medicare D, it’s even more confusing.
I’ve found that mymedicare.gov is a helpful page to get through the Medicare maze.
You’ll need to register the elder and wait for a unique password to come. Then you and/or your elder can start entering the personal information that will help keep track of benefits, changes and other information you will need to keep in order.
Even before you have your password, you will be able to access the Frequently Asked Questions page and you’ll get some pretty good answers. Once the password comes, you start entering information, you’ll be able to:
View claim status (excluding Part D claims)
Order a duplicate Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or replacement Medicare card
View eligibility, entitlement and preventive services information
View enrollment information including prescription drug plans
View or modify your drug list and pharmacy information
View address of record with Medicare and Part B deductible status
Access online forms, publications and messages sent to you by CMS
I think this site could help sooth a major headache.