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Medicare Eligibility

Medicare eligibility: Understanding who is eligible for Medicare Medicare coverage is not available to everyone. To receive benefits under this federal insurance program, you have to meet Medicare eligibility requirements. What does it mean to be eligible... Read more

Affordable Medicare Coverage by State

While Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, is the same throughout the country, certain types of Medicare insurance may vary by insurance company and location. This includes Medicare Advantage (Part C), Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), and... Read more

What Happens if You Miss Medicare Open Enrollment?

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is also known as the Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare health and prescription drug plans. It's also called the Fall Open Enrollment Period. This time period happens only once a year. If you miss the Medicare Open... Read more

Medicare Pilot Program

If you or a family member are enrolled in Medicare, you may have seen a notice for a Medicare pilot program, also called research studies or demonstrations. If you are interested in becoming part of a Medicare pilot program, this is what you might want to... Read more

New to Medicare: How to plan for Medicare  

If you or a loved one are new to Medicare or approaching Medicare eligibility, you may have questions about how the program works, what’s covered, the costs involved, and your benefit options. Here’s a look at how to plan for Medicare and your... Read more

Can You Save Money by Switching Medicare Plans?

As a Medicare beneficiary, there may be many reasons why you may not take the time to compare or switch Medicare plans. You might think it's too much work to research and change Medicare plans. You may not even realize how much you could save by switching.... Read more

How Do I Sign Up for Medicare?

You're newly eligible for Medicare. Or, you didn't sign up when you first qualified for Medicare. Or, you think you might be eligible but you're not sure how to sign up for Medicare. Does any of these statements apply to you? If so, keep reading to find... Read more

Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2018

As a Medicare beneficiary, you may need to pay certain out-of-pocket costs, such as premiums, deductibles, copayments and/or coinsurance. These costs are generally standardized for covered services under Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. If you’re... Read more

Medicare Part B – Medical Insurance

What is Medicare Part B coverage? Medicare Part B (medical insurance) helps cover medically necessary services and supplies needed for the diagnosis or treatment of your health condition. This includes outpatient services received at a hospital, doctor’s... Read more

Do Medicare Cost Plans Have Networks?

If you're considering enrolling in one of the Medicare Cost Plans available in your area, you may be asking, "Do Medicare Cost Plans have networks?" It's an important question, since it may affect the amount you pay out-of-pocket for your healthcare under... Read more




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