CMS Goes Green: Electronic Medicare Handbooks Now Available

May 11, 2009

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CMS is going green—new in 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service is happy to bring to Medicare beneficiaries an electronic option to receive their Medicare and You handbooks each year.

In an effort to go green—and save tax payer dollars starting this fall—all Medicare beneficiaries who sign up on MyMedicare.gov by May 31, 2009, will receive their "Medicare and You" books electronically.

If beneficiaries miss the May 31 cut-off date, they can still sign up for a copy of the book; however, they will not receive their electronic handbook until fall of 2010.