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Facts About Medicare

Do you know the difference between the "parts" of Medicare -- Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D? There are many important facts you need to understand about Medicare prior to enrolling to make

Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2019

If you’re on Medicare, or soon will be eligible for Medicare, you will be happy to know that Medicare covers a lot of medical and preventive care. However, there are some out-of-pocket costs y

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Medicare Beneficiaries

The Affordable Care Act (commonly called “Obamacare”) requires that all Americans have health insurance that meets minimum essential coverage standards, such as through an employer, veterans

Medicare Cost Plans

Medicare cost plans are somewhat similar to Medicare Advantage plans. Here's a quick summary of Medicare cost plans. What is a Medicare cost plan? Medicare cost plans are a type of Medicare he

Medicare Prices in 2019

It’s good to know what Medicare prices to expect so you can plan your budget. Let’s take a quick look at Medicare prices in 2019. Medicare prices in 2019: Original Medicare Original Medica

Medicare Preventive Services and Screenings

Preventive screenings are important so you can review your current health status and catch potential health problems before they become serious. Also, if you have risk factors for certain diseases

Understanding Medicare Part C and Part D

Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D… What do they mean? We'll go over these parts of Medicare. What's Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D is the Medicare prescription drug coverage program. Medica

Medicare Open Enrollment Simplified

What does Medicare Open Enrollment mean? Are we talking about Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, or Medicare Supplement? We'll walk you through the vario

What Are Medicare Part D IRMAA and Part B IRMAA?

IRMAA is an amount of money you might have to pay for certain parts of Medicare coverage. It stands for Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount. Typically IRMAA only affects people with higher

What Types of Medicare Health Plans Are There?

If you are eligible for Medicare, you can usually get Medicare coverage the traditional way. But you might have some more choices. Let's take a look at Medicare health plans. What are Medicare

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Can I Be Eligible for Medicare if I Am Under 65?

Medicare eligibility was originally determined by age; the Medicare age was 65 and over when Medicare was established in 1965. The Medicare age is still 65 and over; however, since 1973, Medicar

Is Medicare Optional, or Can You Refuse Medicare?

Are you eligible for Medicare? What if you don't need it – or don't want it? Do you have to get Medicare as soon as you're eligible? If you're still working when you turn 65, or you become e

How Do I Compare Medicare Plans?

Some Medicare plans are offered by private insurance companies approved by Medicare. This means that just like something else you might shop for, you can have options when it comes to your cover

Will My Medicare Costs Go Up in 2019 and Beyond?

Medicare costs might be on your mind as you look at your expenses. Are Medicare costs going up in 2019? What can you expect, and how might you keep some of these Medicare costs down? How much d

How does Medicare work with other insurance?

Some people have Medicare as well as secondary health insurance. But how does insurance work when you have Medicare and other insurance? That's what we'll explore in this article. When you have

Prescription Drug Coverage Under Medicare Part B vs Medicare Part D

Summary: Medicare Part B provides little prescription drug coverage while Medicare Part D offers broader coverage for most medications. If you need prescription drug coverage, you should enroll in M

Do Medicare Benefits Change Every Year?

Summary: Medicare benefit changes are more likely if you have a Medicare Advantage plan or a stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Learn when these changes happen and how you can stay

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