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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: Eligibility, Coverage, and Costs

Medicare Cost plans are private Medicare health plans that are only available in certain parts of the country. Plan members who use in-network providers will have lower costs and the most coverage, but there's also an option to use out-of-network providers... 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

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

Under 65 with ALS: What Are Your Medicare Coverage Options

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the baseball player who died of the condition in 1941. This 100% fatal disease can cause a person to lose the ability to eat, speak, move and breathe, according to the ALS... 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

Medicare Cost Plans Being Phased Out in Minnesota

Minnesotans on Medicare, you might want to know about a change affecting Medicare Cost Plans in your state. Medicare Cost Plans might not be available in Minnesota in 2019. Medicare Cost Plans in Minnesota: Why might they be discontinued? A Medicare Cost... Read more

The Different Parts of Medicare in 2018

There are several "parts" to Medicare, as you may know. Costs and benefit details may change from one year to the next. Here's a quick summary of out-of-pocket Medicare costs in 2018. 2018 Medicare Part A costs Medicare Part A helps cover inpatient hospital... Read more

Under 65 with ESRD: What are your Medicare coverage options?

Do you have end-stage renal disease (ESRD)? That’s kidney failure where you need regular dialysis or a kidney transplant. Did you know you might qualify for Medicare, even if you’re younger than 65? You might have a few different Medicare plan options if... 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




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