"Medicare Insurance" Blogs

Turning 65: When Should You Apply For Medicare?

Your 65th birthday is a big milestone to celebrate with your loved ones. Focus on the good things this life has offered you and don’t forget to sign up for Medicare – you basically have two options. Here are a few things to keep in mind, so you can take full advantage of your Medicare […]

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Medicare Advantage Added Benefits

Medicare Advantage has become a popular alternative to traditional Medicare due to the extra benefits it offers. Currently, one-third of Medicare beneficiaries choose Medicare Advantage and membership has increased by approximately 11 million in the past ten years. Medicare Advantage plans often use prescription, vision, hearing, and drug benefits. Also, this year the government has […]

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Medicare And Employer Coverage

If you turned 65 and are also actively working, there are several things to keep in mind. Some people may prefer to keep their employer insurance and combine it with Medicare. But you may also want to consider the cost of your employer coverage and compare it with what it would cost you to roll […]

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Understanding Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) Vision Benefits

Medicare Advantage Plans are health plans approved by Medicare and run by private insurers, also known as Medicare Part C or MA Plans. These plans are widely used nationwide with over 20 million people enrolled according to statistics by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Advantage Plans include standard benefits, but some Part C plans may […]

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Your Last Chance To Change Your Medicare Advantage Coverage For 2020

This is it. If you want to swap your Medicare Advantage plan for another, your Open Enrollment Period window runs from Jan. 1 to March 31. However, before you make any changes, learn about any potential restrictions involved with the help of an agent. Currently, Medicare has approximately 61 million beneficiaries – a third have […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Soon : Last-Minute Tips

Medicare’s annual open enrollment is coming to an end, so you may want to take one more cautious look at the 2020 coverage plans.  Even if you already selected one or more Medicare plans, you still got two more days to change your selections. Open enrollment is a process made a bit confusing this year […]

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Medicare Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Know Before You Enroll

Approximately 60 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare. Whether you’re signing up for the first time or taking advantage of the fall open enrollment period to change your plan, here are 20 things to check before you enroll. Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage – Medicare enrollees can choose either Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage. Original […]

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Medicare Can Help You Manage Pain

If you have Medicare, you can take advantage of the options available to help you manage your pain more effectively. Besides the pain medications covered by your prescription drug coverage (part D), there is also Medicare Part B with services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral health, and spinal manipulation if medically necessary. It’s […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment: The When, Who and How

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period is coming. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries get to make some big decisions that will impact their health care options and out-of-pocket payments for the next year. Medicare beneficiaries have two major choices: Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage. Original Medicare consists of Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. Many […]

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