While some changes to Medicare are happening across the board, your specific Medicare policy carrier may have made some specific changes to their plans, benefits, and coverage.
Some markets may vary by state, so be sure to verify details specific to your state.
Beware of Medicare fraud!
Scammers may use the coronavirus national emergency to take advantage of people. Some examples:
- Robocalls offering you respiratory masks they’ll never send
- Social media posts fraudulently seeking donations for non-existent charities, or claiming to give you stimulus funds if you enter your bank account information
- Fake testing kits, cures, “immunity” pills, and offers for protective equipment
Guard your Medicare card like a credit card and check Medicare claims summary forms for errors. If someone calls you on the phone, says they are from Medicare, and asks for your Medicare number or other personal/financial information, hang up! Medicare never calls its beneficiaries to ask for or to “verify” Medicare numbers. Do not share bank account information over the phone in exchange for ‘offers’ by scammers!
If you suspect Medicare fraud, please report it by calling Medicare’s toll-free customer service center at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or by visiting www.medicare.gov/fraud.
For critical Information, follow the Medicare page dedicated to Coronavirus coverage:
For disease prevention, follow CDC Guidelines for Prevention of Virus Spread:
For Medicare Coverage and Payment Updates:
For more on Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Plan flexibility:
For more about Telehealth services and relaxed standards for use:
For more on what actions your State is taking:
www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-action-on-coronavirus-covid-19.aspx and www.nga.org/coronavirus/#actions
For more on Your Medicare Rights during the Corona Crisis: