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The Make Medicare Work Coalition (MMW) is a collaboration to promote access to affordable health care options in Illinois. MMW is led by AgeOptions, Health & Disability Advocates, and Progress Center for Independent Living. We provide materials, training, and technical assistance to professionals serving older adults and people with disabilities to enable them to help their clients access health care and prescription drug services and supports. MMW was created through generous support by the Michael Reese Health Trust, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Chicago Community Trust.

Below are some of our MMW materials created for consumers. 

Materials for Consumers Turning 65 and Enrolling in Medicare

     Turning 65 FAQ-What You Need to Know

         English Version

         Spanish Version

     How to Enroll in Medicare & Pay Your Premiums

         English Version

         Spanish Version

    Turning 65 With Employer Insurance

        Front Page - English, Back Page - Spanish

    Turning 65 and Transitioning from Marketplace to Medicare

        Front Page - English, Back Page - Spanish

     Coverage Options for People Age 65 and Over - Flow Chart

Click on the link above for a flow chart that helps consumers determine what coverage is most appropriate for them - Medicare, Medicaid, or Marketplace Coverage. The flow chart is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.

Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Materials

Affordable Care Act Tip Sheets

 New! MMW Videos in American Sign Language

Click the link above to view videos created by MMW, in partnership with the Chicago Hearing Society, with information on the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative. This page also includes videos on Medicare benefits in American Sign Language created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The videos include closed captioning and voice over narration and aim to relay important information in alternative formats that can be useful not only to people who use ASL, but also to individuals who may have low vision or whose first language is not English.