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Medicare Options Explained

Medicare part A provides coverage for inpatient care and Part B for outpatient services.  There are options available to help with the costs not covered   Medicare Options available to Medicare Beneficiaries  Medicare Part A which covers inpatient treatment for Medicare Beneficiaries and Medicare Part B which provides for outpatient services are both available to seniors and some people on disability under age 65 and is referred to as original Medicare.  However, original Medicare by itself … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know Medicare Open Enrollment

Open enrollment facts     Navigating the Medicare maze is confusing enough, but the added pressure of the looming open enrollment deadline can be overwhelming. Here are 10 things seniors should know. Open enrollment runs from October 15 to Dec 7, 2015 This window is the time that seniors can sign up for Medicare Advantage (Part C) or Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) or they can make changes to an existing plan, move to a new one or change drug coverage benefits. There … [Read more...]

How Medicare Advantage Plans Work

Medicare Advantage Plans are also called Medicare Part C.   Medicare Advantage  plans are offered by private insurers. They provide all Part A and Part B coverage and usually offer extra benefits as well. In many cases, the premiums, co-pays and deductibles can be lower than they are in a Medigap policy. When you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you are still in Medicare, however the insurance company coordinates with Medicare for you. You deal with the insurance provider … [Read more...]

Medicare Starter Kit? What you need to know

Medicare Starter Kit What you most need to know by Patricia Barry, AARP Bulletin, Updated January 21, 2014|Comments: 45 What you need to know about Medicare when you’re new to the program. — Illustration by R.O. Blechman En español | You're a boomer. The milestone of your 65th birthday may be here or just over the horizon. But you know zip about Medicare. Do you need it? What does it cover? When should you sign up? Lots of questions — but don't panic. You can get … [Read more...]

10 Medicare Facts

Medicare Facts to know There are two main ways to get Medicare. You can choose Original Medicare (Parts A and B), which is provided by the federal government. Or choose a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). These plans are offered through private insurance companies. With Original Medicare, you may pay a share of the cost. You contributed to Medicare by paying taxes. That’s why you’re eligible for Medicare when you turn 65. Original Medicare may not pay for everything. … [Read more...]

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