About Medicare Articles

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

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

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

Am I eligible for Medicare if I am 60 and unemployed?

Some companies or unions might offer early retirement packages. This can be tempting, but you may want to make sure you can still get health insurance through the company or union after you retire. You are probably not eligible for Medicare if you retire at... 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

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

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

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

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

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




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