Do You Need a Medigap Plan?

Do You Need a Medigap Plan?

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...

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What is the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?

What is the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?

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...

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How is the GOP “Determined to Save Medicare?”

How is the GOP “Determined to Save Medicare?”

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...

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What Does Medicare Cover In 2018?

What Does Medicare Cover In 2018?

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...

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Marketplace to Medicare

Marketplace to Medicare

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...

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11 Ways to Maximize Benefits Under Medicare

11 Ways to Maximize Benefits Under Medicare

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...

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How To Get A Medicare Replacement Card

How To Get A Medicare Replacement Card

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...

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What is Coordination of Benefits?  

What is Coordination of Benefits?  

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...

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Signing Up Late for Medicare Could Cost You

Signing Up Late for Medicare Could Cost You

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...

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