Medicare & Cancer

Medicare is the federal government-sponsored program that provides health insurance to individuals who are 65 or older who are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits, and individuals under the age of 65 who have certain disabilities. Learn about the different “parts” of Medicare, how to get help paying for it, when to sign up and make changes to your coverage, and how to pick the right plan for your needs!

Many of our materials and resources are also available in Spanish.

Quick Guides & Other Materials

These materials will explain the different parts of Medicare, enrollment periods, savings programs, and more. Explore information in a brief, easy-to-digest, printable format to take some of the stress out of this process. If you are looking for a more comprehensive breakdown, see our Practical Guide to Cancer Rights for Seniors.

Animated Videos & Webinars

The award-winng Medicare Animated Video Series, sponsored by Pfizer, will teach you about the different parts of Medicare, how to pay for it, how to pick a plan that best meets your needs, enrollment periods, and more! For a more in-depth look, check out our Medicare webinar.

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Cancer Finances: Medicare

If you're not sure exactly where to start with Medicare, then is for you! This interactive toolkit will walk you through a series of questions to help you find the information that you are looking for and that applies to you.

State Laws

Understanding state laws related to Medicare is important, because sometimes they provide more protection than federal laws. Our Chart of State Laws will take you through laws related to Medicare in your state.

One-on-one Help

Triage Cancer Legal & Financial Navigation Program

Triage Cancer has a free Legal & Financial Navigation Program that provides one-on-one assistance on a variety of topics, including Medicare, to empower you to confidently take next steps.

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