Aug 21, 2012

The New Making Medicare Information Clearer & Simpler

Did you ever get a government notice you didn’t understand? Have you ever gone to a website and hunted and clicked forever to find what you were looking for—or even worse, leave empty handed? We know how frustrating it can be, which is why we’ve given  a new design that makes it faster and easier to get answers to Medicare questions. We know is your trusted source of online Medicare information. That’s why we worked more than 2 years on improving it. We listened to the people who use our website – people like you – and used their feedback to make the website better. The new includes features not available before, like:

  • Many ways for you to do the most common tasks, like finding out about costs, coverage, and plans, through several paths — right from the homepage, so you can spend more time helping people with the tougher questions
  • Action-oriented labels to help you get the latest information faster
  • Design that works on mobile devices, like tablets and smartphones, so you can get information anytime, anywhere, and in the most convenient format for you

The new is just one of our efforts to make Medicare easier to understand. Whether it’s putting our information in simple, straightforward language so you can understand it the first time you read it or improving the design of the “Medicare Summary Notice” (MSN) so beneficiaries can better understand their Medicare claims, we’re committed to making Medicare information clearer and simpler. Check it out and tell us how we did—send us a tweet (use #medicaredotgov).