The recently unveiled new Medicare.gov consumer website makes it easier to compare, choose, and understand Medicare coverage. Based on public feedback, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled several updates to the Medicare.gov website that make it easier for the millions of people who use it to navigate and access information to compare and select health and drug coverage and find providers.
The updated website prominently features timely initiatives and messages on the homepage and highlights key tasks and information most frequently sought by people with Medicare, people nearing Medicare eligibility, and their families.
“CMS is making Medicare.gov easier to use and more helpful for people seeking to understand their Medicare coverage, which is an essential part of staying healthy,” says CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.
The latest improvements include a redesign of the Medicare.gov home page and more detailed pricing information about Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) Policies that give individuals the information they need to compare Medigap plan costs and coverage options. Additional improvements are planned for the next few months to streamline the Medicare Plan Finder landing page and the Medicare Account landing page.
“We are committed to listening to the people we serve as we design and deliver new, personalized online resources and expanded customer support options for people with Medicare coverage and those who support them,” says Brooks-LaSure.