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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

The Truth about Your Medicare Part B Premium

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You probably know that your Medicare Part B premium can change each year. Do you know why? Or how the amount is calculated?

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

You May Qualify for Help Paying Your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Costs

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It’s no secret that health care costs are on the rise, especially the cost of prescription drugs. But what may not be well known is that financial help exists to reduce the impact on your wallet.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Emergency Health Care Coverage While Out of Town

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A common concern for older adults is if their health care costs will be covered while traveling out of town, particularly in the event of a health emergency. The answer: “It depends.”

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

5 Ways to Pay Your Medicare Part B Premium

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’re like most people, you don’t pay a monthly premium for your Medicare Part A. However, if you have Medicare Part B and you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, your Medicare Part B premium is usually deducted from your monthly benefit payment.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

How to Compare Medicare Advantage Plan Costs

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Cost can be a big factor when choosing a Medicare Advantage plan. But comparing costs among plans is sometimes easier said than done.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Your 5-Point Checklist for Choosing a Medicare Part D Plan

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may be sifting through endless mailings, emails and ads lately, each touting the benefits of this or that Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. It may be time to narrow your options and select a plan for 2017.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Open Enrollment: Where to Get Help

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare Open Enrollment ends at midnight on December 7. Which of the following describes your situation?

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

3 Medicare Part D Costs You May Not Know About

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many people take at least one prescription drug every day. That makes drug costs a top concern when choosing a Medicare Part D plan.

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Cold or Flu? How to Tell the Difference

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many people experience telltale signs when they’re “coming down with something.” Maybe it’s a headache, a sore throat, a runny nose, or feeling unusually tired. The next thing they know they have a full-blown cold. Or is it the flu?

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

What’s the Difference between Medicare HMO and Medicare PPO Plans?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare HMO plans and Medicare PPO plans are two different types of Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage plans are an alternative to Original Medicare (Parts A and B). Plan members are still in the Medicare program, but their benefits are provided through a Medicare-approved private insurance company instead of through the government.