Uncategorized | Thu, Aug 22, 2019 @ 01:45 PM

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

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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.

Uncategorized | Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 11:56 AM

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

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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.

Uncategorized | Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Medicare Webinars During National Medicare Education Week

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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.

Uncategorized | Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Which Vaccines Does Medicare Cover?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Mon, Aug 12, 2019 @ 03:19 PM

How to Decide Whether to Switch Medicare Plans

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Picking a Medicare plan is my favorite thing to do,” says pretty much no one. So the decision to switch plans is a big one. It means you’ll shop and compare, and pick again.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Mon, Aug 12, 2019 @ 01:00 PM

9 Good Reasons Why a Medicare Advantage Plan Might Be Right for You

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare Advantage plans have gained popularity since first being introduced by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Here are 9 reasons why.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Mon, Aug 12, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

What is Creditable Drug Coverage?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare defines “creditable coverage” as coverage that is at least as good as what Medicare provides. Therefore, creditable drug coverage is as good or better than Medicare Part D.

Uncategorized | Tue, Aug 06, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

Medicare Plan Annual Notice of Change: What to Look For

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Over the next few months, you’re probably going to receive a lot of information about Medicare. It’s all meant to help you understand your coverage choices and make informed decisions during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7).

Uncategorized | Tue, Jul 30, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

What’s the Difference Between a Skilled Nursing Facility and a Nursing Home?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

On the surface, a skilled nursing facility and a nursing home may look very similar. Some care facilities actually operate as both, with a separate floor or section of a building devoted to each.

Uncategorized | Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 01:12 PM

Will Medicare Cover Prescription Sunglasses?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Original Medicare (Parts A & B) will not help pay for prescription sunglasses, or eyeglasses in general. However, eyeglasses or other corrective lenses may be covered in cases where they are deemed “medically necessary,” such as after cataract surgery.