NCOA revamps Medicare information portal

Residents who need help in understanding the ins and outs of Medicare coverage now can obtain a more personalized view online.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has updated its Medicare education website,, to include several consumer tools. Among these is a story-based guide to Medicare called "People Like Me," an information blog entitled "What Matters Today," and an enhanced MedicareQuickCheck guide that leads users to a personalized report of their Medicare options.

The enhanced site also does away with large blocks of information and relies more on infographics, as well as a homepage that offers easy routing to the most pertinent information for that individual. The site also includes videos, a glossary of Medicare terms and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

"The redesigned website is optimized to help consumers access the information most useful and important for them," said Jay Greenberg, ScD, CEO of NCOA Services, LLC, in a press release. "Most Medicare websites provide large chunks of hard-to-understand information and leave the consumer on their own to figure out their options. is now a personal experience from homepage to enrollment."


Topics: Medicare/Medicaid , Technology & IT