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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 04:41 PM

How to Appeal a Medicare Decision

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You may file an appeal if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare or by your Medicare health or prescription drug plan. You may appeal  if you receive a denial any of the following:

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Sep 10, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

How to Get Ready for the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

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Your Medicare plan automatically renews at the beginning of each year unless you change it, but you might not get exactly the same benefits. Insurance companies review and refine their Medicare plan benefits annually.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Mon, Sep 09, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

What is Coinsurance?

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Sep 04, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Reasons You Should Schedule an Annual Medicare Wellness Visit

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Your Medicare Wellness Visit, also called a wellness exam, is when you and your doctor put your undivided attention on your health. You’re not there because you’re sick or in pain or needing a prescription. And your doctor is not there to diagnose or treat a health problem.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Sep 03, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

Does Medicare Cover Blood Tests for Cholesterol?

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Medicare Part B generally covers a screening blood test for cholesterol once every five years. You pay nothing for the test if your doctor accepts Medicare assignment and takes Medicare’s payment as payment in full.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 07:46 AM

Does Medicare Cover You on a Cruise Ship?

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Original Medicare (Parts A & B) may cover medically necessary care on a cruise ship, if the ship you’re on when you receive the care is in U.S. waters. That means the ship needs to be within six hours of a U.S. port. Also, the doctor must be legally allowed to provide medical services on a cruise ship.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Thu, Aug 22, 2019 @ 01:45 PM

Get to know Medicare at Local Community Events During National Medicare Education Week

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When it comes to learning about Medicare, sometimes talking with someone face-to-face is helpful.  During National Medicare Education Week, September 15–21, UnitedHealthcare and leading health and wellness organizations will host local community educational events. The events are free and open to the public.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 11:56 AM

Can You Switch between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage during the Annual Enrollment Period?

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Current beneficiaries can switch to Medicare Advantage (Part C) from Original Medicare (Parts A & B), or vice versa, during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. If you want to make a switch, it requires some additional decisions. The specific decisions depend on what coverage you’re switching to and from.

Medicare Tips & Resources, Videos, Tools & Interactive Media | Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Medicare Webinars During National Medicare Education Week

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Get to know Medicare during National Medicare Education Week, September 15–21. The goal of National Medicare Education Week is to help empower Medicare beneficiaries, new to Medicare individuals and caregivers to make confident and informed decisions. This year, you can attend a local event in your community, and Medicare Made Clear will offer three online webinars focusing on key Medicare topics.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Which Vaccines Does Medicare Cover?

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Medicare covers most vaccines. Some are covered by Part B, and some are covered by Part D.