Go Paperless for Easy Medicare Record-Keeping
You will be pleased to know you no longer need an entire file cabinet devoted to Medicare paperwork. Medicare has several electronic resources to help you manage your health care records. I recommend you check out the following options for paperless record-keeping:
This is a free, secure way for you to access your personal Medicare-related information. Once you create your personal account with MyMedicare.gov, you will be able to:
- Check your Medicare claims as soon as they are processed.
- Find your eligibility, entitlement, and preventive service information.
- Check your health and prescription drug enrollment information.
- View your Part B deductible information.
- Manage your prescription drug list.
- Create a printable “On the Go Report”
Electronic Medicare Summary Notices (eMSNs)
The eMSN gives you easy access to an electronic version of your Medicare Summary Notices. MSNs list all activities and are mailed to you quarterly. If you choose eMSNs instead of paper copies, you will receive an email every month instead of waiting 3 months for this information. This makes it much easier for you to track your monthly claims and quickly catch any error.
The eHandbook is an online version of the “Medicare & You” handbook that is mailed every fall. One of the benefits of using the eHandbook is that the online version is updated throughout the year. You will always have the most current information. The eHandbook is also ‘searchable,’ to help you find the information you need.
Electronic Medicare publications
Many Medicare publications are available online in a variety of eBook format. This means you can download them to your favorite eReader and take them with you wherever you go.
To learn more or to sign up for these online resources, visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-Medicare.
If you would like to learn more about Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage plans and Part D Prescription Drug plans, please join me for my class, Getting Started with Medicare. The class will help prepare you for the choices you will need to make when you sign up for Medicare. Classes are listed on our website at www.mutskoinsurance.com/seminars. All classes are for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details will be shared. Some venues may charge a nominal fee.
For all your health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance needs, call me at 440-255-5700 or email me at Lmutsko@mutskoinsurance.com. I look forward to talking with you.
Laura Mutsko is a licensed insurance agent offering a complete line of health and life insurance products, including Individual, Group and Family Health, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Part D Prescription Coverage, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance. Mutsko Insurance Services, LLC is located at 6982 Spinach Drive in Mentor, Ohio.