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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

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

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

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

Medicare Cost Plans in Minnesota

There’s one type of Medicare health plan that you might not have heard about. Medicare Cost Plans give you another way to get your Medicare benefits. As a Minnesota resident, you might have a choice of several Medicare plan options. We’ll focus on... 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

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




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