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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

What Do Medigap Plans Cover?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medigap plans, also called Medicare supplement insurance plans, cover some of the costs not paid by Original Medicare (Parts A & B). For example, Medicare Part B typically pays 80 percent of the cost for a covered service, such as a doctor visit. You would be responsible for the other 20 percent of the cost, which a Medigap plan may cover.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Social Security Gave You a Raise, But You May Not See It

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Raises have been scant or nonexistent in recent years for people taking social security. That’s why many were glad to hear about the 2 percent social security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2018. But some people on Medicare may be surprised. Here’s why.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

How to Navigate the Part D Coverage Gap

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The Part D coverage gap – or “donut hole” – is a payment stage with Medicare prescription drug plans and a budget concern for many people. It’s a period of time when the main cost burden for prescription drugs shifts from the plan to the plan member.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Sep 12, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Scams: How to Spot Them and How to Stop Them

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Mr. Jones didn’t think he would ever contribute to Medicare fraud. Then, he answered his phone one afternoon and spoke with a nice young woman.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part A, Benefit Periods and Deductibles

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may be familiar with insurance deductibles. Many homeowners and car insurance policies charge a deductible whenever you file a claim.