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Fact Sheets

Available via an annual subscription, our 32 fact sheets cover 9 different Medicare and other health insurance topics. Those fact sheets pertaining to Medicare & Other Insurance include:

  • Other Health Insurance Coverage with Medicare (F-001)
  • Supplementing Medicare: An Overview (B-001)
  • Supplementing Medicare: Coverage While You or Your Spouse Works (B-004)
  • Retiree Plans (B-003)
  • People with Medicare and TriCare for Life (F-002)
  • Medicare and Veterans Administration Medical Benefits Package (F-003)

Websites & Other Resources

California Department of Insurance
1-800-927-4357 Information about Medigap and long-term care policies available in your area.
California Medicare News
Variety of current articles on Medicare-related topics, including some on retiree plans and other health insurance.
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
1-800-982-1775 Long-term care insurance for California public employees, retirees, their spouses, parents, parents-in-law and adult siblings (age 18 and older).
California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
1-800-228-5453 Information on retirement planning and benefits for California teachers.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)
202-606-1800 or 1-888-767-6738 Information on health insurance benefits for federal employees, retirees and dependents.
Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
1-800-434-0222 Free counseling about Medicare, Medigap policies, Medicare Advantage (formerly known as Medicare+Choice) plans, filing an appeal and long-term care insurance.
Indian Health Service (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
California area office: 916-930-3927 Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, this organization provides federal health services to American Indians and natives of Alaska.
Medicare.gov – The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227) Information on Medicare, Medigap policies, Medicare Advantage (formerly known as Medicare+Choice) plan options, prescription drug assistance programs, nursing homes, home health care and other Medicare-related issues.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)
General: 703-838-7760; Members: 1-800-456-8410 Advocates for legislation and policies that protect and improve the retirement benefits of federal retirees, employees and their families. Also provides current information and education on federal retiree benefits.
TRICARE: Official TRICARE site; myTRICARE.com (personal account site)
Health care program information for active duty and retired members of the military, their families and survivors.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Information about health benefits and services for veterans.

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Updated March 11, 2009

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