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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

Understanding Medicare’s Out-of-Pocket Expenses

When people talk about Medicare costs, you may hear the phrase “out-of-pocket” used frequently. But what does it mean? “Out-of-pocket” medical expenses refer to any health-care expenses you have to pay yourself. With Medicare, these expenses may... Read more

What Type of Medicare Plan Might Be a Good Fit for You?

Are you new to Medicare? Choosing Medicare coverage can be a challenge. There may be several Medicare coverage choices in your vicinity. But how do you know which Medicare coverage choice might work for you? Medicare coverage choices: what are they? When... Read more

What are Medicare 5-Star Plans?

Did you know that the government rates Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans? Based on patient feedback, doctor feedback, and other criteria, Medicare assigns one through five stars (unless a plan gets consistently poor ratings, which may... Read more

What are Medicare Part D-IRMAA and Part B-IRMAA?

If you’re covered by the Medicare program or about to be eligible for Medicare benefits, you may have heard about the Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount, or IRMAA. These new premium adjustments were created under the Affordable Care Act and first went... Read more

Can I Get Medicare in the Gig Economy?

Not everyone retires and signs up for Medicare as soon as they turn 65. Some people want or need to stay in the workforce. In the gig economy, you may be able to accept work when you want it, without having to make a full-time commitment. But you might need... Read more

Can I Go Without Medicare and Get Private Health Insurance Instead?

There are complex rules that govern your health care coverage under Medicare and private insurance, so it's important to know your rights and responsibilities, as well as applicable laws, before you decide whether to drop Medicare and sign up for private... Read more

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

How does TRICARE work with Medicare?

What is TRICARE? TRICARE is a health program for active duty and retired members of the Uniformed Services and the National Guard, their families and survivors, as well as Medal of Honor recipients and their families. TRICARE offers health coverage with... 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




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