About Medicare Articles

Qualifying for Medicare Through Disability or Illness

Most people think of Medicare as a health-care program for older adults. However, if you have a disability or certain health conditions, you may be eligible for Medicare before you turn 65. You may qualify for Medicare before age 65 if: You're... Read more

What’s the Difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

It might be easy to confuse Medicare and Medicaid. Both are government-administered health-care programs. Both program names begin with the same six letters. It’s worthwhile to know the difference so you can know which program (or both) you may be eligible... Read more

How Do I Find a Medicare Health Plan?

Most people are automatically enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) when they retire and begin accessing their Social Security benefits. If this is true for you, you may not need to find a Medicare health plan as you are automatically enrolled in... Read more

What’s New about the Medicare Card in 2018?

If you have Medicare, you can expect to receive a new Medicare card. Between April 2018 and April 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) will mail new Medicare cards to more than 60 million Medicare beneficiaries. Because this mailing is... 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

Understanding the differences between Medicare Advantage HMOs and PPOs

Medicare Advantage: an alternative way to receive your Medicare benefits The Medicare Advantage (Part C) program offers you a different way to receive your Original Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) benefits. (However, Part... Read more

Can I Get Medicare if I’m Still Working?

If you haven’t yet retired, can you still sign up for Medicare? You might be eligible for Medicare even if you’re still working. You might be interested in Medicare coverage if you have no health insurance, or feel your current insurance is inadequate –... 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

Obamacare vs. Medicare for People with Disabilities

You might be eligible for Medicare in some cases if you have a disability. But just because you can get Medicare coverage, does that mean you have to take it instead of a major medical health plan under Obamacare? That's what this article is all... Read more

When Can Medicare be a secondary payer?

Medicare payment usually works seamlessly. You generally pay a coinsurance amount or copayment and don't have to worry about filing a Medicare claim. But if you have other health insurance besides Medicare, then Medicare might be a secondary payer. Let's take... Read more




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