How Can I Get a Hard Copy of 2016 Medicare and You?

Sep 23, 2015

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  1. karaboo
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    Does anyone have a "tried and true" way to receive a 2016 Medicare and You book? I used to use my mother's but she passed on so that's a no go. I also have gone to the local SS office and they said they don't get the hard copy anymore.
    I called Medicare for a copy of the 2014 and felt like I was "interviewed" by a civil servant as to why I needed one. The request was granted but the Medicare and Me booklet didn't arrive for many months.

    I always download the booklet but there are times when having the hard copy to review with the potential client can't be beat.

    Any suggestions? Thanks
     
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    goillini52 MAGA...Eat More Bacon & BUILD THAT WALL!!!

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    Steal your neighbor's.:)
     
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    Years ago Medicare used to send them out as long as you could prove you are a Medicare Beneficiary. Now, to the best of my knowledge, the only option is to download it and print it out yourself. If you know a good printer, they could print it out and bind it for you in booklet form.

    Nothing is logical in our new technological world!

    Great question, thanks
     
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    goillini52 MAGA...Eat More Bacon & BUILD THAT WALL!!!

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    My mom gets one every year without asking and I steal hers when she's not looking.:yes:
     
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    That is how I get mine too... (not from your mom, from mine)...
     
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    Good thing you're not stealing my mom's or I'd be SOL.:laugh:
     
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    As a Medicare beneficiary, my Mom also receives a print copy. Medicare.gov says they can be ordered by calling 1800Medicare. I do see a way to order it online although it will be a Large Print format (might even be better haha).

    From Medicare.gov go under the "Forms, Help, & Resources" menu. The featured publication on the next screen will likely be the 2016 "Medicare & You" handbook. Ignore that and search for it in the keyword box. The next screen should give you the option to order either the audio CD (seriously) or Large Print. I didn't complete the order process so I couldn't tell you if there's a charge.
     
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    I have 10 copies of the 2015 version, I think they came with one of the carrier's paper apps (maybe MOO?). Maybe you could call a med supp carrier and ask them for some?
     
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    I called CMS last month and told them I was an agent and wanted one on hand to help clients with it. I received my copy in the mail after about a week and a half.
     
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    That's a new one on me. I know they send the Choosing a Medigap booklet, but I haven't seen a Med Supp carrier providing the Medicare and You booklet.
     
    sman, Sep 23, 2015
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