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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

How will Obamacare Repeal Affect Medicare?

With talk in the news about an Obamacare repeal, you may be wondering how that would affect Medicare. We don't have a crystal ball, but let's explore what news reports are saying about whether and how Medicare may be affected by a possible Obamacare... Read more

Will My Medicare Premium Rise If I Get Sick?

Your monthly premium for Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) is set each year by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Original Medicare premiums are standardized, and the amount you pay depends on several factors including your income, but... Read more

Should I get a Medicare Plan with a Low Premium and High Deductible?

Various Medicare options, including Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Supplement are offered by private insurance companies contracted with Medicare. These companies are free to set varying rates for the plans they offer within... 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

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

How can I compare prices of different Medicare coverage options?

Prices and coverage will differ between Medicare plans, so it’s important to take into account the out-of-pocket costs you will pay in monthly premiums as well as deductibles, coinsurance and copays. Let’s compare price factors that apply to Medicare... Read more

Medicare and Employer Health Insurance

Do I need to enroll in Medicare when I turn 65 if I’m still working? If you have health care coverage through your employer, you may choose to delay enrollment in Medicare Part B when you turn 65, since Part B includes a monthly premium. You may be able... Read more

Is My Specialist in my Medicare Plan’s Network?

If you have a favorite medical specialist and you qualify for Medicare, can you keep that specialist? Some health plans restrict you to doctors and specialists in the plan’s network. But you still might be able to keep your specialist when you’re enrolled... 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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