|Paying for Care|
|Health Insurance||ElderNet links you
to sites to learn the basics about health insurance and
medical insurance, including both indemnity plans and
managed care. Several links offer opportunities to
evaluate and purchase specific insurance products.
|Long Term Care Insurance||ElderNet goes into detail about
what long-term insurance is, whats good about it
and whats bad about it. Then browse our links for
more information and opportunities to purchase specific
|MediGap Coverage||The American Association of
Retired Persons offers a superb online brochure about
Medigap insurance -- coverage for the things Medicare
doesnt cover -- which ElderNet has dubbed a
"Medigap Consumers Guide." Indexing by
AARP is somewhat confusing, so ElderNet has provided its
own hyperlink index to the most useful pages.
|Coverage||Court TV has the best private
site on the Web for Medicare coverage information.
Includes essential facts about Medigap coverage.
|Eligibility||The Social Security
Administration offers comprehensive Medicare information,
recommended for its eligibility and enrollment
information more than for its technical discussion of
|Medicare Managed Care||The Social Security
Administration explains how managed care works under
Medicare, casting such programs in a positive light. Good
information, but youll need more critical
understanding than youll find here in order to make
the right decision about whether to entrust your Medicare
benefits to a managed care plan.
|Overview of Medicaid
||ElderNet explains how Medicaid
coverage works, how you may qualify and what to watch out
for, especially regarding nursing home benefits.
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