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Medicare Enrollment: How and When to Enroll in Medicare

You have several options when the time comes for you to enroll in Medicare. For some people, Medicare enrollment is automatic, while for others, it may depend on when and how they become eligible.

What Is Medicare Part B?

Medicare Part B (medical insurance) is part of Original Medicare and covers medical services and supplies that are medically necessary to treat your health condition. This can include outpatient

Dental Coverage Under Original Medicare

Original Medicare (Part A for hospital coverage and Part B for medical coverage) typically does not include routine dental coverage, such as dental exams, cleanings, fillings, crown

What Is Medicare Part A?

Original Medicare consists of two parts: Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (medical insurance). Medicare Part A covers Medicare inpatient care, including care received whil

Applying for Medicaid: How to Complete a Medicaid Application

Medicaid is a state-administered program for low-income and disabled U.S. citizens and legal aliens. Although many of the coverage details are determined by individual states, each state must prov

How to Use SocialSecurity.gov/SSA.gov: The Official Site of the U.S. Social Security Administration

SocialSecurity.gov (or ssa.gov ) is the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Most of the management of your retirement, disability, and government health benefits can be

Low-Income Subsidy — Medicare Extra Help Program

What is the Medicare Low-Income Subsidy? Eligible beneficiaries who have limited income may qualify for a government program that helps pay for Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. Medicare

What Is Medicare Part D?

Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, often referred to as Part D, is provided and coordinated by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. Any beneficiary who is eligible for Original Medi

Medicare.gov: the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare

Medicare.gov is the official website for the U.S. government's Medicare program. Medicare.gov provides official benefit information regarding Medicare, including different coverage options, costs,

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

If you're concerned about Medicare costs, a Medigap health insurance policy (also called Medigap insurance or a Medicare Supplement insurance plan) helps pay the "gap" between what Original Medicare (

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Medicare Eligibility: Who May Enroll in Medicare

Medicare eligibility – Part A and Part B To be eligible for Medicare Part A and Part B, you must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident for at least five continuous years.

About Medicare Advantage (Part C) Plans

What is a Medicare Advantage plan? If you currently are enrolled in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, you can choose to enroll in Medicare Part C, more commonly known as Medicare Advantage. M

When to Apply for Medicare: Late-Enrollment Penalties

You'll probably want to enroll in Medicare when you first become eligible -- for example, when you're approaching your 65th birthday. In some cases, delaying enrollment can subject you to a penalt

Covered and Excluded Drugs in the Medicare Part D Drug Formulary

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are available from private insurance companies contracted with Medicare to provide and coordinate prescription benefits to beneficiaries. As a Medicare beneficiary, t

Getting and Replacing Your Medicare Card

Your red, white, and blue Medicare card is proof that you are enrolled in Original Medicare. It is the most important piece of identification you own as a Medicare beneficiary, and you will gener

Medicare and Cataracts Surgery

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Even though they can occur at any age, cataracts are most common later in life--so common th

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement

There are two options commonly used to replace or supplement Original Medicare. One option, called Medicare Advantage plans, are an alternative way to get Original Medicare. The other option, Medicare

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 sure y

Medicare Vision Benefits

Regular vision exams are important as you get older. But routine Medicare vision benefits vary depending on the type of plan you have. In some cases, vision care is not covered at all. It's a good

Medicare Supplement Insurance: Plan N

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan N is a standardized Medicare Supplement insurance plan, meaning it has the same benefits across all carriers. Medigap Plan N covers 100% of the Medicare Part B c

Covered Services Under Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B helps cover preventive services (like medical checkups and screenings) and medically necessary services (like supplies or services you need to treat a medical condition). See the t

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid are both government programs that help pay for health care. However, the benefits, costs, and eligibility requirements are different. Medicare basics Medicare is a federall

Medicare Coverage If You’re Disabled

If you qualify for Social Security disability benefits (a monthly benefit to help replace lost wages that result from your permanent disability), you may also qualify for Medicare to cover your me

Medicare Savings Programs: Getting Help with Medicare Costs

Medicare Savings Programs help low-income individuals with some of the out-of-pocket costs for Medicare, including Medicare Part A and Part B premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. Eligi

When to Apply for Medicare

Knowing when to apply for Medicare can be a confusing topic for many beneficiaries. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about when and if to apply for the different types of Medic

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 b

Enrolling in Medicare Part D

Who can enroll in Medicare Part D? In general, individuals who have Original Medicare, Part A and/or Part B, or a Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Part C) are eligible to enroll into a Medicare

Changing Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

Can I change Medigap plans after my Open Enrollment Period? Under federal law, you have a guaranteed issue right to buy a Medicare Supplement insurance plan (also known as MedSupp or Medigap) during

Medicare Part D Donut Hole – Medicare Coverage Gap

You may not know that under Medicare Part D, you may have a prescription drug coverage gap, often referred to as the "donut hole," during which you'll have limited or no prescription drug coverage. F

Five Ways to Avoid the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap (“Donut Hole”)

If you use one or more prescription medications, you know how important drug coverage through a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan can be. Whether you have a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescripti

Medicare and Hearing Aids

Do your family members say you're hard of hearing, even if you don't notice it? It may be time to get your hearing checked. Hearing loss can have many causes -- an inherited condition, illness, inj

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B

What is Original Medicare? Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B are often referred to as Original Medicare. Original Medicare is managed by the federal government and provides Medicare eligible

Medicare and Dental Coverage

Medicare's dental coverage is limited. If you have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you won't be covered for most dental services and supplies, including: Dental exams Routine cleanings

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Montana

What is a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan? If you're a Montana beneficiary enrolled in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, you have the option of enrolling in a Medicare Supplement Insurance pl

Medicare in Montana

By the numbers Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage for Montana residents who qualify by age, disability, or having certain health conditions (such as end-stage renal disease o

Medicare Special Enrollment Period

There are cases where an individual may enroll in Medicare outside of regular enrollment periods due to extenuating circumstances. This is known as the Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP). If

Medicare Diabetes Coverage

Diabetes is a common medical condition in which the body either doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't respond properly to the insulin it makes. A healthy body uses insulin to process sugars, but

Avoid and Report Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Medicare tries to ensure business with quality doctors and health-care providers, both to help its beneficiaries and for the program's own well-being. However, in the normal course of medical bus

Medicare Initial Enrollment Period

To get the most out of your Medicare health benefits, it's important for you to understand how and when to enroll in Medicare. Unless you qualify for automatic enrollment, you will need to sign up

Medicare Supplement Insurance: Plan G

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance Plan G benefits are the same as those of Medigap Plan F, with one exception. The Medicare Part B deductible, covered under Medigap Plans C and F, must be pa

Medicare Coverage of Long-Term Care Hospitals

Long-term care hospitals (LTCH) provide acute care for Medicare patients who need extended or more intensive care. While many traditional hospitals are also "acute care hospitals," LTCHs are licensed

Comparing Medicare Advantage Plans: Private Fee-for-Service, HMO, and PPO

Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service (PFFS), Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans are all different types of Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advan

Medicare Coverage of Therapy and Mental Health Services

Declining health and the challenges of managing multiple diseases can put seniors at risk for mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. If you're struggling with thoughts of suicide or

Medicare in Florida

By the numbers Florida is a popular place for many seniors to retire, which also makes it a popular place to receive Medicare benefits. In 2015, there were approximately four million Medicare benefic

Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans

Special Needs Plans are a type of Medicare Advantage plan that limits enrollment to Medicare beneficiaries who meet certain eligibility criteria. These plans cater their benefits to serve the unique n

Medigap Costs — Comparing the Prices of Medigap Insurance Plans

The costs for Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, generally include a monthly Part B premium, a Part A hospital deductible, a Part B deductible, and 20% coinsurance for medical expenses and outpatie

Medicare Advantage PPO Plans

What is a Medicare Advantage PPO plan? A Medicare Advantage PPO plan*, or a Preferred Provider Organization plan, is available through a private insurance company contracted with Medicare to provid

Applying for a Replacement Medicare Card

As a Medicare beneficiary, your Medicare card is one of the most important pieces of identification you own and should be guarded carefully. It is proof that you have Medicare and is usually neede

The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP)

Do you want to make changes to your Medicare coverage? There are certain times when you can make these changes; some of these time periods are different depending on the type of Medicare plan. For

Covered Services Under Medicare Part A

If you're a Medicare beneficiary, chances are you have Medicare Part A coverage (unless you decided to delay enrollment in Part A). Your red, white, and blue Medicare card tells you whether you're

Medicare Information for Caregivers

If one of your friends, relatives, or loved ones needs help managing health conditions, treatments, and paying for health expenses with Medicare, you may find yourself in the role of caregiver. As

Medicare Supplement Insurance: Plan F

Medicare Supplement Plan F offers the most comprehensive basic benefits out of all Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policies. As a result of providing a complete benefits list, Medigap Plan F is ofte

Medicare in Texas

By the numbers As of 2015, more than three and a half million Medicare beneficiaries resided in Texas. To learn more about Medicare in Texas, here are some statistics: Beneficiaries enrolled in

Medicare in California

By the numbers It is probably no surprise that California, the state with the highest population, also has the most Medicare beneficiaries. To learn more about Medicare in California, here are some s

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Florida

Looking for a Medicare Supplement insurance plan in Florida? Also known as Medigap insurance, these plans help pay the difference between what Original Medicare covers and your out-of-pocket expenses.

Nursing Homes and Medicare

If you or a loved one cannot live at home independently, a nursing home may be the best possible option. Medicare generally does not pay for long-term nursing home care, but covers short-term care

Medicare Advantage Plans in Texas

How Medicare Advantage plans work Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) offers an alternative way of receiving your Original Medicare benefits. When you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan in Texas, y

What Is the Medicare Tax?

The Medicare tax is a payroll tax that applies to all earned income and supports your health coverage when you become eligible for Medicare. The tax is automatically deducted from your paycheck e

Medicare Claims & Reimbursement

Although your doctor or other health care provider is generally responsible for filing a Medicare claim for each health care service, sometimes you will have to fill out a Medicare claim yourself

Medicare Coverage by Topic

Original Medicare is government-sponsored health insurance that includes Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). It can be confusing to figure out which services Medicare cover

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in New York

Information on Medicare Supplement insurance plans in New York If you are enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B you have the option to also enroll in a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance plan

Medicare Advantage Plans in California

What are Medicare Advantage plans in California? Medicare Advantage plans in California offer an alternative for beneficiaries who may be looking for coverage beyond Medicare Parts A and B and prefe

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Georgia

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? A Medicare Supplement insurance plan in Georgia, also referred to as Medigap, fills in the gaps in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) coverage. Thes

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in California

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? In California, a Medicare Supplement insurance plan, also known as Medigap, fills in some of the gaps in Medicare Part A and Part B coverage, including d

Issue-Age Pricing for Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

How does issue-age pricing work? Some Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance plans are based on issue-age pricing, which means that the insurance company bases the cost of your premium on your age a

Community-Rated, No-Age-Rated Pricing

Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) insurance plans with community-rated pricing charge the same premium to all beneficiaries, regardless of their age and overall health condition. Community-rated plans

How to Use MyMedicare.gov: Medicare’s Free Service for Accessing Personalized Medicare Information

MyMedicare.gov is Medicare's free, secure, online service for managing personal information regarding Original Medicare benefits and services. Original Medicare beneficiaries can create an accou

Medicare Advantage Plans in Florida

Medicare beneficiaries in Florida that are enrolled in Original Medicare , Part A and Part B, have the option of enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan that offers the same coverage as Original Medi

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in New Jersey

Learn about Medicare Supplement insurance plans in New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey may find that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not cover some of their healthcare costs

Medicare in Georgia

By the numbers Medicare provides health benefits to seniors over 65 and certain disabled individuals under 65 in Georgia. To be eligible, you must be an American citizen or legal permanent resident o

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in North Carolina

More details about Medicare Supplement insurance plans in North Carolina Medicare Supplement insurance plans in North Carolina are additional options available to North Carolina residents who are en

Medicare in New York

By the numbers Over 3.3 million Medicare beneficiaries live in New York, making it one of the states with the highest number of Medicare beneficiaries. To learn more about Medicare in New York, here

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Arizona

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? Beneficiaries wishing to add coverage to their Part A and Part B plans may choose to do so through a Medicare Supplement insurance plan in Arizona. Also

Medicare in New Jersey

By the numbers Did you know that there are nearly 1,500,000 beneficiaries living in New Jersey? The following is the number of Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey, by type of coverage: Benefici

Attained-Age Pricing for Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

Some Medicare Supplement insurance plans (also known as Medigap) offer an attained-age pricing structure where premiums are based on the beneficiary's age. This means the plans may be priced lower tha

Medicare General Enrollment Period

Did you miss your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)? That's the time (often a seven-month period, depending on your eligibility) when you first qualify for Medicare, and it's a good time to

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Pennsylvania

About Medicare Supplement insurance plans in Pennsylvania There are certain health related expenses that Original Medicare does not cover, such as copays, coinsurance, deductibles, and other out-of-p

Medicare in Arizona

By the numbers Warmer weather and a dryer climate are two things that might draw seniors to Arizona, a state with over 1.1 million Medicare beneficiaries. Here are a few facts about Medicare enrollme

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Ohio

A closer look into Medicare Supplement insurance plans in Ohio As some Medicare beneficiaries in Ohio already know, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not cover all out-of-pocket costs, such

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Wisconsin

If you're a Medicare beneficiary in Wisconsin, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance may help with certain costs that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn't cover. While Original Medicare c

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Massachusetts

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? In Massachusetts, a Medicare Supplement insurance plan is designed to work in combination with Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Also known as Med

Plan Ahead and Enjoy a Stress-Free Doctor Visit

Doctor visits can be stressful for seniors on Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. Read on for tips about planning doctor visits so you'll know what to expect and have the information you need to enj

Medical Equipment Suppliers and Medicare

Medical equipment and supplies cover a vast range of tools and products for hospitals, health-care facilities, and homes. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring systems, glucose meters,

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Periods, Including the Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP)

The Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP) is when you're first eligible to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. A Medicare Advantage plan (also known as Medicare Part C) is another way to get

Medicare in North Carolina

By the numbers In 2015, there were almost 1,800,000 million Medicare beneficiaries in North Carolina. To learn more about Medicare in North Carolina, here are some statistics reported by the Centers

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Virginia

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) provides coverage for many hospital and medical services. However, Medicare Part A and B don't cover all costs, and you'll usually still be responsible for cost-

Home Health Agencies and Medicare

If you are homebound and need health care--for example, if you were recently in the hospital for an operation--Medicare might pay for health care at home. Medicare-approved home health agencies can so

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Tennessee

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? A Medicare Supplement insurance plan in Tennessee covers some of the costs not paid for by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). These costs might inc

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Michigan

Learn about Medicare Supplement Insurance plans in Michigan Medicare beneficiaries in Michigan who are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and B) may find that these plans do not cover all of the

Medicare in Illinois

By the numbers Illinois is home to well over two million Medicare beneficiaries. Here are some 2015 statistics from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)*: Number of beneficiari

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Minnesota

Learn more about Medicare Supplement Insurance plans in Minnesota If you are a Minnesota resident enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you have options to also enroll in a Medicare Sup

Medicare in Pennsylvania

By the numbers The following is some information from the Centers from Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Medicare enrollment in Pennsylvania in 2015: Medicare beneficiaries in Pennsylvan

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

Medicare in Ohio

By the numbers As of 2015, more than two million Medicare beneficiaries resided in Ohio. Here are additional facts about Medicare enrollment in Ohio. Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A an

Changing the Address on a Medicare Card and Correcting Medicare Billing

How to change the address on your Medicare card If you have recently moved and did not update your address, you should report this change to Social Security and request a new Medicare card. You c

The Five Levels of Original Medicare Appeals

If you disagree with a decision made by Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, regarding coverage details or cost amounts, you have the right to file an appeal. There are five levels to the Origina

Medicare Advantage Plans in North Carolina

Information about Medicare Advantage plans in North Carolina If you're a North Carolina beneficiary enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you may be wondering about your Medicare covera

Medicare in Alabama

By the numbers There are almost a million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare in Alabama, according to the Centers from Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data for 2015. Most beneficiaries are age

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in South Carolina

About Medicare Supplement insurance plans in South Carolina Certain out-of-pocket medical related costs such as copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles are not covered under Original Medicare (Part A

Medicare Advantage Plans in Ohio

If you're a Medicare beneficiary in Ohio trying to figure out your coverage options, you've come to the right place. Medicare Advantage plans are an alternative to Original Medicare (Part A and Part

Medicare Advantage Plans in Maryland

What are Medicare Advantage plans in Maryland? The Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) program in Maryland (and other states) offers an alternative for the beneficiary looking for coverage equal to

Medicare in Tennessee

By the numbers Here are a few facts about Medicare enrollment in Tennessee in 2015, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Medicare beneficiaries in Tennessee enrol

Medicare Advantage Plans in Pennsylvania

About Medicare Advantage plans in Pennsylvania If you're a Pennsylvania beneficiary with Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you may be wondering about your coverage options. Medicare Advantage (M

Medicare in Virginia

By the numbers Have you ever wondered how many Medicare beneficiaries live in Virginia? Here are some statistics on Medicare enrollment in the state as of 2015*: Number of beneficiaries enrolled

Medicare in Maryland

By the numbers There are more than 900,000 beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare in Maryland. To learn more about Medicare in Maryland, here are some statistics: Medicare beneficiaries in Maryland

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Maryland

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? In Maryland, a Medicare Supplement insurance plan], also referred to as Medigap, can be used in combination with Original Medicare to cover out-of-pock

Medicare in South Carolina

By the numbers As of 2015, there were almost 1 million Medicare beneficiaries in South Carolina. The following is some information on Medicare enrollment in South Carolina: Number of South Carol

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Connecticut

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? A Medicare Supplement insurance plan in Connecticut fills in the gaps in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) coverage. Medicare Supplement insurance pl

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Alabama

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? In Alabama, a Medicare Supplement insurance plan is available to beneficiaries who are currently enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. Also referred

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Washington

If you're an Original Medicare beneficiary in Washington, you may be wondering how to lower your out-of-pocket costs. After all, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn't cover everything; you'l

Medicare in Washington

By the numbers Washington has over 1.1 million Medicare beneficiaries. Below is more information on Medicare in Washington. Number of Washington residents who are enrolled in Medicare Part A and

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Illinois

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? As in most other states, a Medicare Supplement insurance plan in Illinois helps with certain costs like copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other o

Medicare in Massachusetts

By the numbers Interested in learning more about Medicare coverage in Massachusetts? Below are some statistics on Medicare enrollment and coverage in Massachusetts: Total number of beneficiaries

Medicare in Michigan

By the numbers Michigan beneficiaries have a variety of Medicare coverage options in their state. Below is information on Medicare enrollment for Michigan: Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Par

Medicare Supplement Insurance: Plan D

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance plans may help with certain costs not covered by Original Medicare. There are 10 standardized plan types available, each labeled with a different letter. Ea

Medicare Advantage Plans in New York

Are you a Medicare beneficiary in New York, or learning about Medicare to plan ahead? Either way, it might be useful to get a quick rundown on some of your Medicare coverage options. When you turn

Medicare Advantage Plans in Virginia

How Medicare Advantage works in Virginia Many Virginians get their Medicare benefits through the government program called Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). But you may not have to get your cove

Medicare in Colorado

By the numbers The number of Medicare beneficiaries in Colorado is about in the middle when compared to other states. According to statistics from 2015*: Total number of Medicare beneficiaries i

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Kentucky

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? A Medicare Supplement insurance plan in Kentucky, also known as Medigap, offers additional coverage for expenses not covered under Original Medicare. The

Medicare in Nevada

By the numbers Nevada is home to 445, 997 Medicare beneficiaries. The following is some information on Medicare enrollment in Nevada: Total enrollment for Medicare Part A and/or Part B in Nevada

Medicare Advantage MSA Plans

What is a Medicare Advantage MSA plan? Medicare beneficiaries have the option to enroll in a Medical Savings Account (MSA) plan. Medicare Advantage MSA plans (or Medicare Part C MSA plans) combine he

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Oregon

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) coverage does not cover all medical or hospital costs. There is usually a gap between what is covered by Original Medicare and what the beneficiary is expected to

Medicare Advantage Plans in South Carolina

About Medicare Advantage plans in South Carolina Medicare beneficiaries in South Carolina have an alternative way to get their Original Medicare coverage, also known as Medicare Advantage (Medicare

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Oklahoma

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn't cover certain out-of-pocket expenses, such as copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles. Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma who would like help paying for s

Medicare Advantage Plans in Minnesota

Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota have the option to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan as an alternative way to get their Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, coverage. Also known as Medicare P

Medicare in Kentucky

By the numbers Medicare beneficiaries in Kentucky have a lot of options when it comes to how to get their Medicare benefits. Following is more information on Medicare enrollment in Kentucky: Tot

Medicare Advantage Plans in Arizona

What are Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona? Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona provide an alternative way to get your Original Medicare benefits. Original Medicare is the federally administered h

Medicare Advantage Plans in Illinois

What are Medicare Advantage plans? Medicare Advantage (also called Medicare Part C) offers a way to receive your Medicare benefits through a private, Medicare-approved insurance company instead of di

Medicare in Missouri

By the numbers The state of Missouri had more than 1.1 million Medicare beneficiaries as of 2015. To learn more about Medicare in Missouri, here are some statistics: Beneficiaries in Missouri wi

Medicare Advantage Plans in Michigan

What are Medicare Advantage plans? In order to understand Medicare Advantage (also called Medicare Part C), you need to know the basics about Original Medicare. Original Medicare is government-sponso

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Nevada

About Medicare Supplement insurance plans in Nevada Medicare beneficiaries who wish to cover other costs not covered under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), such as coinsurance, deductibles, an

Medicare Information from Government Resources Is Just a Click Away

If you're looking for Medicare information, there are several government resources you should know about. Medicare is a United States government health insurance program. Whether you enroll in the

Medicare Advantage Plans in New Jersey

About Medicare Advantage plans in New Jersey If you're a Medicare beneficiary in New Jersey, you may find that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn't cover certain benefits, such as routine

Medicare Advantage Plans in Massachusetts

What are Medicare Advantage plans in Massachusetts? If you're enrolled in Medicare in Massachusetts, you're probably already familiar with Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. That's the government-

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Colorado

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? In Colorado, as in other states, a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance plan can cover some of the health-care costs not covered by Original Medicare.

Medicare in Oregon

By the numbers The Medicare program provides health coverage for eligible individuals who qualify by age, disability, or having end-stage renal disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. You must be a

Medicare in Louisiana

By the numbers Here are a few facts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about Medicare enrollment in Louisiana in 2015: Number of residents of Louisiana enrolled in Medic

Medicare in Connecticut

By the numbers The following is some data on Medicare enrollment in Connecticut: Number of Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut: 627,535 Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut with Medicare P

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in New Mexico

About Medicare Supplement insurance plans in New Mexico Medicare Supplement insurance (also called Medigap) in New Mexico, as in other states, is optional health insurance offered by private insuranc

Questions to Consider When Applying for Medicare Coverage

Before you apply for Medicare, it's critical for you to be aware of how Medicare coverage fits in with your health and drug needs, now and in the future. There are several types of Medicare plan o

Medicare Forms and Where to Find Them

You can find most Medicare forms on Medicare.gov. The specific forms you need will depend on what you are trying to do. Below are some common situations where you may need to submit a form to M

Medicare Advantage Plans in Oklahoma

What are Medicare Advantage plans? If you're a Medicare beneficiary in Oklahoma, you might have some choices about the way you receive your Medicare benefits - just as you might in other states. You

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Mississippi

Insight into Medicare Supplement Insurance plans in Mississippi If you're enrolled in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, you can apply for a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) plan to help wi

Medicare in New Mexico

By the numbers As of 2015, there were more than 365,000 people living in New Mexico who were enrolled in Medicare, either because of age or disability. Below is more information on Medicare in New Me

Medicare in Minnesota

By the numbers A little more than 900,000 Minnesota residents were enrolled in Medicare in 2015, according to a report from the Centers from Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following is more

Medicare in Mississippi

By the numbers Here are some statistics about Medicare beneficiaries in Mississippi as of 2015, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services*: Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in

Medicare in Iowa

By the numbers Medicare coverage is available in Iowa for eligible seniors and certain disabled individuals of any age. Some beneficiaries may also qualify under 65 if they have end-stage renal disea

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Arkansas

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? A Medicare Supplement insurance plan, also referred to as Medigap, is a way for beneficiaries in Arkansas (as in other states) to help pay their Original

Medicare Supplement Insurance: Plan M

If you're viewing this page, you're probably already aware that Medicare Supplement insurance plans, also known as Medigap plans, help pay for your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) out-of-p

Medicare in Oklahoma

By the numbers Here are some statistics about Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma as of 2015*: Total number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare: 673, 777 Number of Medicare benefici

Medicare Advantage Plans in Washington

How Medicare Advantage plans work in Washington Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) is a program that serves as an alternate way to receive your Original Medicare coverage. Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Hawaii

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? In Hawaii, like the rest of the country, a Medicare Supplement insurance plan may help fill in some of the gaps in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B

Understand Medicare and Plan Your Retirement

Since health care is one of the biggest expenses seniors have to face, your Medicare costs and benefits should be a key part of your budget when planning for retirement. It's important to have a solid

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans in Florida

What are Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans? Medicare beneficiaries in Florida who need prescription drug coverage may be interested in learning about Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. Or

Medicare Advantage Plans in Oregon

About Medicare Advantage in Oregon You may have choices when it comes to your Medicare coverage in Oregon. You can stay with the government-sponsored health insurance program called Original Medicare

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Idaho

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan? In Idaho, as in most other states, Medicare Supplement insurance plans cover certain costs not paid for by Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. Also k

Medicare in Utah

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