Getting Medicare Under Age 65

Medicare is usually available to Americans aged 65 and older. In some cases, however, the Medicare eligibility age is lower; people under 65 with certain disabilities qualify for Medicare enrollment. If you’ve been getting disability benefits from Social Security or from the Railroad Retirement Board for 24 months in a row, you will be automatically… Read More

Medicare Part B – Medical Insurance

Medicare Coverage Basics Medicare Part A – Hospital Insurance Medicare Part B – Medical Insurance Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage What is Medicare Part B coverage? Medicare Part B (medical insurance) covers medically necessary services and supplies needed for the diagnosis or treatment of your health condition…. Read More

Medicare and Lasik Eye Surgery

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary hoping to improve your vision with laser eye surgery, Medicare doesn’t cover this procedure. Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn’t cover routine eye or vision care. Medicare Part A and Part B do cover the costs of certain medical eye conditions if they require hospitalization or emergency care. Original Medicare… 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. Medicare Part A, hospital coverage Medicare Part A provides coverage for inpatient hospital care, skilled-nursing facility care, and some home health-care services. Most people—99% of beneficiaries—qualify… Read More

Can I Laminate My Medicare Card?

It’s very important to keep your Medicare card safe and in good condition. Your wallet may be a good place to keep it because you can then have it with you at doctor visits. But do safeguard it, as you would an identity document or credit card. The Social Security department advises against card lamination in… Read More

Are Dermatology Services Covered by Original Medicare?

Medicare Part B generally covers doctor services when they are medically necessary to evaluate, diagnose, or treat a medical condition. So if you’re going to a dermatologist to treat a medical skin condition, your visit will probably be covered. For most doctor visits, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount if your health-care provider accepts… Read More

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