People With Medicare
The MyMedicareMatters website is designed to help individuals learn more about Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) sponsors the site with support from AstraZeneca.
The website was developed using materials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as materials developed by NCOA and AstraZeneca. A multidisciplinary Advisory Panel gave further input; its members include the following:
- American College of Physicians
- Access to Benefits Coalition
- American Medical Group Association
- National Family Caregivers Association
- Midwest Business Group on Health
- American Pharmacists Association
Strategic Marketing Technologies of Shrewsbury, NJ, developed the site.
About the National Council on Aging
Founded in 1950, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit organization that includes 3,200 members and a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders. Our members include senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations, senior housing facilities, employment services, consumer groups, and leaders from academia, business, and labor.
Our programs help older people remain healthy and independent, find jobs, increase access to benefits programs, and discover meaningful ways to continue contributing to society.NCOA is a 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC.
For more information on NCOA, visit www.ncoa.org.
The National Council on Aging developed and operates BenefitsCheckUp. Since June 2001, this free, confidential web-based service has been helping seniors, their caregivers, and thousands of local community or government organizations find local, state, and federal programs that can help pay for prescription drugs, health costs, rent, heating bills, meals, and other needs. So far, millions of individuals have used the service.
BenefitsCheckUp's Extra Help feature helps people with Medicare who have limited incomes and resources to understand
- Whether they qualify for extra help with their prescription costs through the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.
- If they are likely eligible for additional programs that can save them money on their Medicare premiums, provide extra income, or find them additional prescription savings through existing state programs.
This feature also allows users to submit their applications for Extra Help electronically and receive immediate confirmation that the Social Security Administration received the application.
To use this feature or to do a more comprehensive benefits screening, visit www.BenefitsCheckUp.org.
AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of $23.95 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infection products. In the United States, AstraZeneca is a $10.77 billion healthcare business with more than 12,000 employees. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index.
For more information about AstraZeneca, please visit www.astrazeneca-us.com.