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How does Medicare work with other insurance?

Can you have both private insurance and Medicare? With more and more Americans over age 65 still working, coordination of benefits between Medicare and private insurance companies is fairly common. Over 9 million Americans over 65 were working as of January... Read more

Medicare Copayments, Coinsurance, and Annual Deductibles Explained

While the Medicare program provides health-care coverage, it does not exempt you from all out-of-pocket costs. There are instances where you are responsible for paying for a share of your health coverage. Whether you’re talking about Original Medicare, Part... Read more

How does Medicare work with Obamacare?

Medicare and Obamacare: Is Medicare part of Obamacare? While the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) brought some changes to Medicare, it doesn’t replace Medicare. Medicare isn't part of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace (sometimes called an... Read more

How does TRICARE work with Medicare?

What is TRICARE? TRICARE is a health program for active duty and retired members of the Uniformed Services and the National Guard, their families and survivors, as well as Medal of Honor recipients and their families. TRICARE offers health coverage with... Read more

Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has had an impact on the Medicare program. Early-detection cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies, are now covered under Medicare Part B with no out-of-pocket charges if your doctor... Read more

Medicare Premium Payment Process

Although Medicare is partially funded by the government, you may still be responsible for Medicare payments. If you have Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you will pay a monthly Medicare premium for Medicare Part B (medical insurance). In... Read more

How Medicare Works: A Quick Guide

How Does Original Medicare Work? Medicare is the federal health insurance program for United States citizens or legal residents of at least five years in a row who qualify for the program. That includes people who are 65 or older and those younger than 65... Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Medicare

As someone new to Medicare, you may be a little confused about your Medicare coverage options. You might have many choices, often with different rules, coverage limits, doctors, and costs. You worked hard to get Medicare. Now it’s time to make sure Medicare... Read more

Medicare Late-Enrollment Penalties

Certain parts of Medicare may have late-enrollment penalties if you don’t sign up when you’re first eligible. These Medicare late-enrollment penalties may apply if you delay enrollment for Medicare Part A, Part B, and/or Part D. Usually, you’re... Read more

What is a Medicare Cost Plan?

Medicare Cost Plans are not available in all parts of the country, but if you live in one of the areas where these plans are offered, here's what you might want to know. Medicare Cost Plans are similar to Medicare Advantage plans in some ways, but are... Read more




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