Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Jan 09, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

How to Prepare for Your Medicare Wellness Visit

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Your Medicare Wellness Visit is an annual benefit that provides wellness care. Wellness care is health care that may help lower your risk of illness or injury.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Fri, Jan 03, 2020 @ 01:26 PM

Do I Have to Get Medicare If I’m Covered By My Spouse’s Employer Plan?

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Most people are first eligible to sign up for Medicare when they turn 65, and many choose to enroll during this time. For individuals who are covered by a spouse’s employer health care plan, it may not be necessary, or ideal, to enroll in Medicare immediately upon turning 65.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Jan 02, 2020 @ 04:36 PM

Understanding Your Medicare Plan

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Did you recently enroll in Medicare for the first time? Did you change your Medicare coverage during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period last fall? Or, did your plan provider make changes to the benefits on your plan? No matter which situation applies to you, understanding your Medicare coverage is important for getting the most of your health care benefits.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Dec 31, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Does Medicare Cover a Chiropractor?

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Medicare covers a chiropractor specifically for manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation. Original Medicare (Parts A & B) does not cover other services or tests ordered by a chiropractor, such as X-rays, massage therapy or acupuncture.

Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Fri, Dec 20, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

5 Ways to Pay Your Medicare Part B Premium

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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.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

How Much Does Medicare Part B Cost?

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Medicare Part B covers doctor visits, lab tests, preventive screenings and other outpatient health care services. Part B costs include a monthly premium, an annual deductible and coinsurance for most services.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

Does Medicare Cover Emergency Room Visits?

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Yes, Medicare covers emergency room visits for injuries, sudden illnesses or an illness that gets worse quickly. And, since emergencies may occur anytime and anywhere, Medicare coverage for ER visits applies to any ER or hospital in the country. Medicare covers emergency services in foreign countries only in select situations.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 08:32 PM

Will Medicare Cover a CPAP Machine?

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Medicare covers CPAP machines used to treat sleep apnea under the durable medical equipment benefit. To qualify for CPAP coverage, you must meet the following requirements:

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Dec 10, 2019 @ 09:39 AM

Medicare Part D Donut Hole Ending 2020

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What Happens When the Medicare Part D Donut Hole Ends in 2020?

Starting in 2020, the standard Part D benefit amount set by Medicare will extend from the initial payment stage through the donut hole. In other words, if you enter the donut hole, the cost for your drugs will no longer shift mostly to you.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Got New Coverage for the New Year?

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If you made changes to your Medicare plan during Medicare Open Enrollment, you may be wondering what’s next. About 10 days after you enroll, you may get a phone call or letter from your Medicare insurance company. This is to make sure you understand your new plan. It is also a chance for you to give any information missing from your application.