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

How to Decide Whether to Switch Medicare Plans

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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.

Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 16, 2019 @ 07:21 AM

Medicare Coverage for Non-Working Spouses

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Can a non-working spouse qualify for Medicare?

Uncategorized | Tue, Jul 09, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Does Medicare Cover Melanoma Screenings?

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Medicare does not cover regular preventive melanoma screenings. However, Medicare will cover a doctor visit to check a mole or other spot on your skin. Medicare will also cover a dermatologist visit for further assessment, if your doctor refers you.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Jul 02, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

What Is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Explained

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period – AEP for short – is a set time each year for changing
your Medicare coverage choices if you choose to. AEP runs from October 15 to December 7.
New coverage choices go into effect on January 1.