Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t cover everything. Some people choose to buy Medicare supplement insurance (also called Medigap) to help pay some of the expenses that Medicare doesn’t pay.
You’re in the exam room nervously awaiting your diagnosis. The doctor walks in and casually blurts out the name of your medical condition. Now what? Well, it depends on the situation.
National Medicare Education Week is one week each year that’s devoted to helping you understand Medicare. It begins on Sept. 15 – exactly one month before Medicare Open Enrollment starts – and it lasts through Sept. 21. Medicare Open Enrollment, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, is when you may change your Medicare coverage choices for the upcoming year.
If you’re at least 65+ years old or have certain disabilities and made contributions to Medicare for at least 10 years or 40 quarters while you were working, you qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A based on your own work history.
Taking care of a loved one on Medicare with a chronic illness, disability or frailty is not an easy job. Yet more than 90 million Americans do it every day, according to the Caregiver Action Network.
Are you having a harder time getting around lately? You’re not alone. Many people report problems with balance, lower body strength and stamina as they get older. These issues can make it harder to stand, walk or do many things that you used to do with ease.
Some pharmacies offer customer loyalty cards that may help you save money on prescription drugs. You may be able to get your medication for less than your co-pay. While this might be an option for some people, it certainly isn’t true for all people.
You might not think about a doctor until you need one. But a relationship with a primary care physician who serves as your first point of contact might help you live a healthier life.