Medicare Essentials

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  1. Does Medicare Cover You While You Travel?

  2. Changing Your Address with Medicare

  3. What changes can I expect in Medicare Advantage for 2022?

  4. Switching or Changing Your Medicare Plan

  5. What is a Medicare Annual Notice of Change (ANOC)?

  6. Who Pays First in Medicare?

  7. Does Medicare Cover Vision Care for Diabetics?

  8. Change Your Plan During Medicare AEP

  9. Important Dates for Medicare Recipients

  10. Change Your Plan in a Medicare Special Enrollment Period

  11. Compare and Change Medicare Advantage Plans

  12. Compare and Change Your Medicare Supplement Plan

  13. Unhappy with your Medicare Advantage plan? Don’t switch until you’ve checked this list

  14. What Extra Benefits Does Medicare Advantage Include?

  15. What Drugs Are Covered By Part D Plans?

  16. Does Medicare Cover Prescription Drugs?

  17. When Does Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Occur?

  18. Do Medicare Supplement Plans Cover Dental Care?

  19. Does Medicare Advantage Cover Dental Care?

  20. Does Medicare Cover Lab Work?

  21. Does Medicare Cover Pain Management?

  22. When Can I Change My Part D Plan?

  23. 9 Important Dates for People on Medicare

  24. Does Medicare Cover ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease)?

  25. What Does Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan B Cover?

  26. Does Social Security Count as Income for Medicaid?

  27. Does Medicare Cover Annual Physicals?

  28. Does Medicare Cover Urgent Care?

  29. Does Medicare Advantage Cover Prescription Drugs?

  30. Do Medigap Premiums Increase With Age?

  31. Does Medigap Cover Dental Care?

  32. Does Medicare Require a Referral to See a Specialist?

  33. What Does Medigap Cost?

  34. Does Medicare Have a Deductible?

  35. What is Creditable Drug Coverage?

  36. Does Medicare Cover Eyeglasses?

  37. Will Medicare Cover Me When I Travel?

  38. Will Medicare Cover Emergency Room Visits?

  39. When Can I Enroll in Medicare?

  40. Signing Up for Medicare

  41. Medicare vs. Medicaid

  42. Medicare Qualifications

  43. Does Medicare Cover Nursing Homes?

  44. How Do I Pick the Drug Plan That’s Right for Me?

  45. How Do I Choose a Medigap Policy?

  46. Does Medicare Cover Home Health Services?

  47. Does Medicare Cover Dental Care?

  48. Best Medicare Supplement Plans

  49. What is a Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (DSNP)?

  50. Enrolling due to a disability

  51. Enrolling due to age

  52. Traveling with Medicare

  53. Pharmacy Costs

  54. Referrals and specialists

  55. Choosing your own doctor

  56. Getting to Know Medicare Part B

  57. Late Enrollment Penalties

  58. Working beyond 65

  59. Are you eligible for Medicare?

  60. Getting to know Medicare Supplement (Medigap)

  61. Getting to know Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage

  62. Getting acquainted with Medicare options

  63. Getting to Know Medicare Part C

  64. Getting to Know Medicare Part A

Does Medicare Cover You While You Travel?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover You While You Travel? Many people have several trips that they want to take in retirement. But when you want to hit the open road, you might wonder if your Medicare plan covers you while you travel. Well, it depends on a couple of things.  Are you traveling within the U.S.?  Are […]

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Changing Your Address with Medicare

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Nov 23, 2019

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Moving Out of State or Updating Your Address for Medicare We get it—life happens. There may come a time when you want to move closer to family or move back to your hometown. But you may have a few questions regarding your coverage.   What happens to your Medicare if you move in-state?   Are Medicare plans […]

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What changes can I expect in Medicare Advantage for 2022?

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Nov 23, 2019

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What changes can I expect in Medicare Advantage for 2022? Each fall, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces changes to Medicare coverage for the upcoming year. The news comes in time for Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP). The average Medicare Advantage (MA) premium is expected to be lower in 2022 at $19 […]

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Switching or Changing Your Medicare Plan

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Nov 23, 2019

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Switching or changing your Medicare plan Our health needs change as time goes on. That can become frustrating when we feel trapped in our Medicare plan. But there’s no need to feel trapped. Switching your Medicare plan may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help you find the right Medicare […]

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What is a Medicare Annual Notice of Change (ANOC)?

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Nov 23, 2019

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What is a Medicare Annual Notice of Change (ANOC)?  An Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) is a document Medicare plans distribute annually to keep plan members informed of changes due to take effect in the coming year. Medicare plans include Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs).   A Medicare Advantage plan delivers your […]

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Who Pays First in Medicare?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Who Pays First in Medicare? Who Pays First in Medicare? Both the Medicare and Medicaid programs serve as crucial resources for healthcare access in America. While these programs are governed at the federal level by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), they are administered on the state level to some degree. This means […]

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Does Medicare Cover Vision Care for Diabetics?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Vision Care for Diabetics? Does Medicare Cover Vision Care for Diabetics? For people living with diabetes, vision care is extremely important. High blood sugar levels can raise the risk of eye and vision problems like cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy, and blurred vision.  Diabetes is the main cause of blindness in adults who are […]

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Change Your Plan During Medicare AEP

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Nov 23, 2019

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Change Your Plan During Medicare AEP – Annual Election Period The Annual Election Period (AEP) is the time when many people review their Medicare coverage and decide to switch to a new Medicare Advantage plan. During AEP, Medicare recipients can also drop Original Medicare and enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, switch Prescription Drug Plans, […]

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Important Dates for Medicare Recipients

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Nov 23, 2019

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Important Dates for Medicare Recipients When it comes to Medicare, it seems that there are a lot of things to keep track of. You’ll need to know when to sign up, how and when to make changes, and more. More than 56 million Americans are currently enrolled in Medicare and need to keep their calendars […]

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Change Your Plan in a Medicare Special Enrollment Period

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Nov 23, 2019

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Change Your Plan in a Medicare Special Enrollment Period Medicare Special Enrollment Periods let you switch your Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan outside Annual Enrollment if your life circumstances change. The Annual Election Period (AEP) and Open Enrollment Period (OEP) aren’t the only two opportunities to make changes to – or switch – your […]

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Compare and Change Medicare Advantage Plans

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Nov 23, 2019

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Compare and Change Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) For Medicare Advantage comparison made simple, talk to one of our licensed sales agents today. We’ll help you compare Medicare Advantage plans and find the one that meets your needs. Got a Medicare Advantage plan (also known as Part C) and looking to switch to another? Before […]

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Compare and Change Your Medicare Supplement Plan

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Nov 23, 2019

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Compare and Change Your Medicare Supplement Plan Want to find the Medicare Supplement plan that’s right for you? We can help you understand what Medigap is and how to compare Medigap plans, as well as when to enroll in Medicare Supplement. Are you on Original Medicare and looking to lower your out-of-pocket costs – but […]

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Unhappy with your Medicare Advantage plan? Don’t switch until you’ve checked this list

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Nov 23, 2019

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Unhappy with your Medicare Advantage plan? Don’t switch until you’ve checked this list There are many reasons why you might be thinking about changing to a new Medicare Advantage plan. Whatever the reason, here are seven things you need to consider – brought together in our handy checklist. It could help you get more of […]

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What Extra Benefits Does Medicare Advantage Include?

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Nov 23, 2019

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What Extra Benefits Does Medicare Advantage Include? If you are close to 65 years old or under 65 with certain disabilities and getting ready to sign up for Medicare, you might be trying to decide whether a Medicare Advantage (Part C) policy is the right solution to your healthcare needs.  Medicare Advantage (MA) plans provide […]

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What Drugs Are Covered By Part D Plans?

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Nov 23, 2019

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What Drugs Are Covered By Part D Plans? Medications are prescribed for all types of medical conditions these days. Many Medicare recipients depend on prescription medications to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of various conditions. Unfortunately, prescription medications can be costly without insurance. Medicare recipients can save money on prescription drugs by enrolling in Part […]

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Does Medicare Cover Prescription Drugs?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Prescription Drugs? Does Medicare Cover Prescription Drugs? Prescription drugs are an important part of our health. We understand that it can be unclear which part of Medicare covers prescriptions or how to sign up for Medicare prescription drug coverage. But we’re here to help you figure it out. Let’s start at the […]

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When Does Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Occur?

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Nov 23, 2019

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When Does Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Occur? When Does Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Occur? When you become Medicare-eligible, you have two primary options for coverage: Original Medicare: includes hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B) Medicare Advantage: an all-inclusive plan that can package Part A, Part B and prescription drug coverage under one […]

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Do Medicare Supplement Plans Cover Dental Care?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Do Medicare Supplement Plans Cover Dental Care? Do Medicare Supplement Plans Cover Dental Care? Original Medicare coverage offers a range of healthcare benefits to seniors and those individuals under the age of 65 with qualifying disabilities. Most plans are affordable for those on a fixed income, but some individuals may have a hard time making ends meet […]

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Does Medicare Advantage Cover Dental Care?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Advantage Cover Dental Care? Does Medicare Advantage Cover Dental Care? For seniors who have Medicare Part A hospital insurance and Part B medical insurance as their main healthcare coverage, there are some limitations to your benefits. Unfortunately, routine dental care is not included in Part A and Part B, but you may be able to […]

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Does Medicare Cover Lab Work?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Lab Work? Does Medicare Cover Lab Work? The importance of routine medical tests cannot be overstated. It can be necessary to test blood or other bodily fluids for disease screening or infection detection. Modern medical testing equipment and techniques allow doctors to diagnose an array of conditions with minimal blood. This can […]

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Does Medicare Cover Pain Management?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Pain Management? Does Medicare cover pain management? Though we certainly don’t welcome pain, it serves an important role by alerting us of an injury or health issue. Our natural tendency to avoid pain keeps us safe in most cases. We look for solutions to get rid of the pain, so we seek […]

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When Can I Change My Part D Plan?

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Nov 23, 2019

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When Can I Change My Part D Plan? When can I change my Part D plan? People of any age without drug coverage may tell you that an unexpected need for medications can lead to expensive medical bills. Medicare recipients may be at a higher risk for chronic medical conditions or illnesses that require regular […]

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9 Important Dates for People on Medicare

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Nov 23, 2019

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9 Important Dates for People on Medicare 9 important dates for people on Medicare to remember. When it comes to your Medicare coverage there are lots of things to keep track of. The names of your doctors and drugs. The bills for your deductibles and copays. And the times of the year when you can […]

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Does Medicare Cover ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease)?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease)? The body does a lot of work to filter out toxins and reduce chemical compounds through organs like the liver and kidneys. In particular, the kidneys function as a filter for your blood and produce waste in the form of urine. When damaged or suffering from dysfunction, toxins […]

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What Does Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan B Cover?

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Nov 23, 2019

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What Does Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan B Cover? Recipients of Original Medicare have certain out-of-pocket costs that you’re responsible for paying each year before your insurance covers your medical expenses. These expenses include things like your coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles. Medigap insurance could help you pay for some of these costs, which is important if […]

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Does Social Security Count as Income for Medicaid?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Social Security Count as Income for Medicaid? Medicaid is a public health insurance program, jointly funded by the federal and state governments. The federal government mandates that states provide Medicaid benefits to specific populations, known as mandatory eligibility groups. Examples of these groups are families with low income, qualified pregnant women, qualified children and […]

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Does Medicare Cover Annual Physicals?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Annual Physicals? The importance of preventive care cannot be underestimated. Citing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), seven out of 10 deaths in the United States are caused by conditions categorized by the medical community as preventable. Preventive screenings and consultations present an opportunity to identify markers of chronic disease and infections […]

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Does Medicare Cover Urgent Care?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Urgent Care? We’ve all been there — we feel sick, but we know it’s not life-or-death, so going to the emergency room seems dramatic. But, it might be after-hours, or your regular doctor may not be available and you still need to be seen now, not later. Enter urgent care. These facilities […]

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Does Medicare Advantage Cover Prescription Drugs?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Advantage Cover Prescription Drugs? If you have rely on prescription medications, the costs can stack up fast unless your insurance will help pay for them. Luckily for you, Medicare does offer prescription coverage under Medicare Part D. You can get prescription drug coverage one of two ways. You can choose to enroll in a […]

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Do Medigap Premiums Increase With Age?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Do Medigap Premiums Increase With Age? Medigap is a supplemental insurance product that many Original Medicare recipients rely on in order to cover gaps in coverage. These gaps may be caused by things like coinsurance or copayment costs, and Medigap often covers these along with covering some deductible requirements. This type of coverage is not […]

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Does Medigap Cover Dental Care?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medigap Cover Dental Care? Medigap, or Medicare Supplement, insurance plans help pay for the cost of some expenses not covered by Original Medicare. Most often, Medigap is used to defray the cost of deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance, and the cost of healthcare when traveling outside of Medicare coverage areas, including international travel. While this can […]

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Does Medicare Require a Referral to See a Specialist?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Require a Referral to See a Specialist? Your primary care physician can help you with most of your healthcare needs, but you might need a specialist for some of your medical conditions. Knowing when it’s time to visit a specialist and whether or not your Medicare insurance will require you to have a […]

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What Does Medigap Cost?

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Nov 23, 2019

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What Does Medigap Cost? Medicare is a healthcare program that offers insurance subsidized through the federal government for people 65 years of age or older, and individuals under the age of 65 with specific disabilities. Original Medicare benefits cover roughly 80% of a recipient’s medical expenses, as long as the facility uses the Medicare-approved fee […]

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Does Medicare Have a Deductible?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Have a Deductible? Health insurance exists to help pay for everything from routine doctor visits to emergency surgery. While this is ideal when faced with large medical bills, it’s important to remember that many health insurance plans, including those offered by Medicare, require you to meet a deductible amount before your benefits begin […]

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What is Creditable Drug Coverage?

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Nov 23, 2019

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What is Creditable Drug Coverage? The term “creditable coverage” is health insurance or prescription drug coverage that meets certain minimum specifications. Creditable drug coverage refers to the term Medicare uses to describe prescription drug benefits that are at least as good as the current basic Medicare Part D plan that is available. How creditable drug […]

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Does Medicare Cover Eyeglasses?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Eyeglasses? Healthy vision gives you the ability to take in a lot of information about your world, but as we age, eyesight can be one of the most affected senses. Eyeglasses are usually the first line of defense in correcting vision problems, but in some cases, surgery may be necessary. If you’re […]

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Will Medicare Cover Me When I Travel?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Will Medicare Cover Me When I Travel? Whether by sea, land or sky, we love to travel and explore our world. This is even more true during retirement when we may have more free time to spend seeing new sights and catching up with loved ones. While there’s a lot that goes into planning a […]

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Will Medicare Cover Emergency Room Visits?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Will Medicare Cover Emergency Room Visits? Medical emergencies can be scary, and unfortunately, they can also be expensive. On average, a medical emergency can cost you thousands of dollars, but in severe cases or cases involving a prolonged hospitalization, the price tag of emergency medical care can easily reach into the tens or even hundreds […]

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When Can I Enroll in Medicare?

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Nov 23, 2019

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When Can I Enroll in Medicare? Enrolling in Medicare is a milestone for many Americans. Medicare provides health insurance for millions of people across the United States, and there are many options you can choose from. If you’re getting close to your 65th birthday, or you’ve been diagnosed with certain disabilities under the age of 65, […]

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Signing Up for Medicare

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Nov 23, 2019

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Signing Up for Medicare If you are approaching your 65th birthday or have been receiving disability benefits from Social Security for almost 2 years, you’ll want to start thinking about enrolling in Medicare.  Medicare has been providing health care benefits for seniors and people with certain disabilities since 1965.  Today in this country, there are over […]

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Medicare vs. Medicaid

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Nov 23, 2019

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Medicare vs. Medicaid In the United States, there are two public healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid. Currently, more than 44 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare, over 74 million are enrolled in Medicaid, and 10 million Americans qualify for coverage from both programs and are known as dual-eligible beneficiaries. While these health care programs are […]

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Medicare Qualifications

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Nov 23, 2019

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Medicare Qualifications For people living without insurance, paying out-of-pocket for medical emergencies and routine medical care can be extremely stressful, and even catastrophic. Statistics show that over 27 million adults are currently living without the protection of health insurance. Fortunately for Americans who are 65 years of age or older, and some individuals under 65 […]

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Does Medicare Cover Nursing Homes?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Nursing Homes? Aging is unavoidable, and sometimes, it becomes more difficult to live independently. Whether due to impaired physical mobility, cognitive functions, illness or injury, there are many scenarios that leave Medicare beneficiaries unable to live alone. When family members are unable to provide the care a loved one needs, a nursing […]

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How Do I Pick the Drug Plan That’s Right for Me?

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Nov 23, 2019

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How Do I Pick the Drug Plan That’s Right for Me? If taking prescriptions is part of your daily routine and you’re a Medicare recipient or will be eligible to apply soon, it would be a good idea to strongly consider enrolling in prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D covers a wide variety of prescription […]

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How Do I Choose a Medigap Policy?

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Nov 23, 2019

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How Do I Choose a Medigap Policy? Original Medicare coverage may help lower the costs of healthcare associated with inpatient hospital care, outpatient services, and prescription drugs. Although you might find that Original Medicare is affordable in terms of your monthly premium, there are associated costs that come along with using your Medicare insurance, including […]

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Does Medicare Cover Home Health Services?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Home Health Services? Medicare categorizes many healthcare services under the heading of home health care. If you are ill or injured, but not sick enough to be an inpatient in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, you can get certain healthcare services at home if you qualify for Medicare.  Here’s a look […]

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Does Medicare Cover Dental Care?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Does Medicare Cover Dental Care? Medicare coverage can be a confusing topic to navigate. This is especially true when it comes to understanding what is and isn’t covered under different types of Medicare plans. Oral health can be an important part of your overall well-being, so understanding your insurance coverage of any dental-related care can […]

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Best Medicare Supplement Plans

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Nov 23, 2019

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Best Medicare Supplement Plans If you are one of the 64 million people in the United States with Medicare coverage, or will soon be eligible, you may have heard about Medicare Supplement plans, also known as Medigap plans. Medicare Supplement, or Medigap, policies cover co-payments, coinsurance, deductibles, and some extra benefits that your Original Medicare […]

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What is a Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (DSNP)?

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Nov 23, 2019

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What is a Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (DSNP)? In the United States today, there are over 12 million people who have dual-eligible healthcare benefits. If you are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid services, you may not be aware of the options offered by Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage plans are offered […]

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Enrolling due to a disability

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Nov 23, 2019

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Enrolling due to a disability Millions of Americans receive Medicare benefits under the age of 65 due to disability. If you’ve been receiving disability benefits through Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), or have been diagnosed with certain illnesses, you may be eligible for Medicare. When can you get Medicare? You may qualify […]

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Enrolling due to age

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Nov 23, 2019

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Enrolling due to age If you are getting close to your 65th birthday, now is the time to start thinking about your Medicare options. You’ll have some decisions to make.  Give yourself plenty of time to review and compare Medicare plans and find the one that’s right for you. When can you get started? You’ll have […]

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Traveling with Medicare

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Nov 23, 2019

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Traveling with Medicare You may be looking forward to traveling during your retirement years. Whether it’s a trip to visit your grandkids in another state. A tour of the national parks. Or a flight overseas to explore a part of the world you’ve never seen. Whenever you travel, you don’t want to get sick while […]

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Pharmacy Costs

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Nov 23, 2019

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Pharmacy Costs Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage (MA-PDs) contract with certain retail pharmacies and mail-order programs. You can visit any of the pharmacies within your plan’s network, but if you use a retail pharmacy outside the network, you may pay more for your prescriptions. Your copayment or […]

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Referrals and specialists

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Nov 23, 2019

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Referrals and specialists A primary care physician can help detect, diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries, but if you have symptoms related to a specific field of medicine, or if you’re diagnosed with a specific disease, your doctor may recommend you visit a specialist. Specialists have extensive training and devote their […]

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Choosing your own doctor

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Nov 23, 2019

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Choosing your own doctor The doctor-patient relationship is important. If you’ve built a rapport with a specific physician over time or are in the midst of treatment for a chronic illness, the idea of changing doctors could be stressful. Getting Medicare insurance for the first time may mean having to switch doctors, but you may […]

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Getting to Know Medicare Part B

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Nov 23, 2019

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Getting to Know Medicare Part B Medicare Part B can provide important care and coverage for Medicare recipients. Also known as Medical Insurance, Part B helps cover preventive care and medically necessary services that meet accepted standards of medical practice.  Early detection and treatment can have a huge impact on positive outcomes for many diseases, […]

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Late Enrollment Penalties

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Nov 23, 2019

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Late Enrollment Penalties Keep your out-of-pocket costs lower by avoiding late enrollment penalties. When you’re first eligible for Medicare but choose to delay Part B and/or Part D benefits, you may incur late fees when you sign up after your initial enrollment period has ended. These late fees may last for the duration of your […]

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Working beyond 65

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Nov 23, 2019

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Working beyond 65 If you’re turning 65 but are still working, you’re not alone. Many people are unable – or unwilling – to retire at 65. Can you continue to work and receive Medicare benefits? You are eligible for Medicare when you turn 65, even if you’re still working full-time and enrolled in an employer-sponsored […]

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Are you eligible for Medicare?

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Nov 23, 2019

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Are you eligible for Medicare? Medicare is health insurance for individuals 65 years of age or older or individuals under the age of 65 with certain disabilities. You may qualify under the following conditions: You are turning 65 You are under 65 and have been receiving disability benefits from Social Security for 24 months You […]

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Getting to know Medicare Supplement (Medigap)

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Nov 23, 2019

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Getting to know Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Original Medicare Part A and Part B may require you to pay coinsurance for services and supplies. Without an annual limit to out-of-pocket costs, an unexpected medical event could cost you more than your budget allows. To help lower out-of-pocket costs, you can purchase a Medicare Supplement policy. Also […]

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Getting to know Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage

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Nov 23, 2019

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Getting to know Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage Since Original Medicare Parts A and B do not include any drug coverage, it was important to provide Medicare recipients with an option for insurance that would cover prescription medications. Medicare Part D is the solution to the potentially high out-of-pocket costs of prescription drugs. […]

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Getting acquainted with Medicare options

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Nov 23, 2019

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Getting acquainted with Medicare options If you approaching Medicare eligibility, you will have choices to make. Health insurance can play a pivotal role in your health and wellness, but it can have an equally significant impact on your financial security. Medicare recipients can be especially vulnerable to unexpected medical expenses, and it’s crucial that you […]

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Getting to Know Medicare Part C

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Nov 23, 2019

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Getting to Know Medicare Part C When you are eligible for Medicare, you can choose to get your Part A and Part B benefits through Original Medicare or Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are offered by private insurance companies approved by Medicare to provide Part A and Part B […]

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Getting to Know Medicare Part A

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Nov 23, 2019

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Getting to Know Medicare Part A Medicare is made up of four parts you may be familiar with – Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. If you are just approaching Medicare eligibility, you may be wondering what insurance coverage Part A will provide and how you enroll. Let’s get you acquainted with […]

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