Professional Medicare Articles

Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plans)

Medicare Coverage Basics Medicare Part A – Hospital Coverage Medicare Part B – Physician Coverage Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage What Is Medicare Part D Coverage? Quick Guide to Medicare Part D In terms of the cost for Medicare Part D coverage, you are likely to pay… Read More

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)

Medicare Coverage Basics Medicare Part A – Hospital Coverage Medicare Part B – Physician Coverage Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage What is Part C coverage? Medicare Advantage plans are sometimes referred to as Medicare Part C. They are Medicare-approved private health insurance plans for individuals eligible for… Read More

Medicare Enrollment Periods

New to Medicare: Initial Enrollment Period When you turn 65, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B if you are receiving benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board. If you are 65 and not yet receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits (because you’re still working),… Read More

Why You Should Compare Medicare Plans Before Enrolling

As you may know, Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, provides hospital and routine medical coverage. Many Medicare beneficiaries find that additional or supplemental coverage offers them the right combination of benefits. Are you one of them? If you have Original Medicare, you may also be eligible for the following private Medicare insurance plans:… Read More

Medicare Basics Overview

Medicare is a federal program, managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It provides health insurance to eligible United States citizens and permanent residents of five or more years. You’re eligible for Medicare if you’re 65 or older, or under 65 with certain disabilities. You may also qualify for Medicare, regardless of age, if you… Read More

2015 Medicare Prices and Out-of-Pocket Costs

Medicare prices, premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance are usually subject to change on a yearly basis. Read further to see the costs you may be responsible for in 2015. Also, keep in mind that you may be liable to pay penalties if you don’t enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare) and… Read More