Medicare alone isn’t always enough. If you’re turning 65 soon or have already enrolled in Original Medicare, you might be wondering about Medigap. You may also have had mailers, calls and even in-person visits from salespeople trying to sell you a Medigap plan. Also known as Medicare supplemental insurance, Medigap is a private plan that… Continue Reading ›

If you have Medicare, then you probably know that open enrollment happens in the fall because you’re inundated with advertisements for Medicare Advantage plans. But you might also have started seeing ads in the last few weeks about a separate enrollment period. It’s called the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, a relatively new addition to… Continue Reading ›

Medicare is considered an entitlement because most Americans get Medicare part A (the part that covers hospitalization) for free when they turn 65 years old. Medicare part B (the part that covers doctor visits) is usually a companion of part A, but seniors pay a monthly premium for their Medicare part B. Medicare part D… Continue Reading ›

If you are just aging into medicare eligibility now, or if you are already enrolled but unsure if your current benefits are including everything they should, you might have questions with regard to what medicare covers under Part A and Part B for 2018. Below we break out in detail everything that is included with… Continue Reading ›

Many Americans look forward to their 65th birthday because it means they are eligible to get healthcare through Medicare. For people who were previously buying health insurance through the marketplace, the prospects of a cheaper healthcare is exciting. The question that many of these newly aged-in seniors have is how to transition from Obamacare on… Continue Reading ›

If you worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least ten years of your life, you’re entitled to a zero-premium Medicare Part A, which means you only have to pay for Medicare Part B in order to receive Medicare coverage. Although these premium rates are typically more affordable than individual plans available to the under… Continue Reading ›

Lost Your Medicare Card? Here’s How To Get A New Card Issued – Updated For 2018 As much as you try to safeguard your Medicare card, sometimes they do get damaged, misplaced, stolen, or worn and need to be replaced. Sometimes these cards become so worn and faded that healthcare providers can no longer read… Continue Reading ›

Medicare recipients often hear the term “coordination of benefits” when they are seeking coverage or reviewing their plan during open enrollment. Coordination of benefits applies when someone on Medicare also has coverage from another health insurance company. What is Coordination of Benefits? If you are eligible for Medicare but also have another type of health… Continue Reading ›

If you’re turning 65 soon and thinking about Medicare, then you may already be overwhelmed by your options. Enrolling in a health plan can be confusing and complicated, especially when it comes to dates and deadlines. Should you sign up right away, or can you wait until you need the coverage? In short, enrolling in… Continue Reading ›