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Are Medicare Advantage Premiums Tax Deductible?

What is a tax deduction? If you meet certain conditions set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you may be able to get a tax deduction for your Medicare Advantage premiums. According to the IRS, you subtract your tax deductions from your income before you... Read more


Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement: How to Choose

After enrolling in the Medicare program, beneficiaries must decide how they want to receive their Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, benefits and whether they need additional coverage. This means that they will have to decide if a Medicare Advantage plan... Read more


What Is the Difference Between Medicare Part A and Part B?

Original Medicare is made up of two parts: Part A, hospital insurance, and Part B, medical insurance. They can work together, but coverage does not overlap. Medicare Part A covers your hospital expenses. This includes hospital stays, skilled nursing care... Read more


Medicare Part A – Hospital Insurance

What is Medicare Part A coverage? Medicare Part A is health insurance offered by the federal government to United States citizens and legal immigrants who have permanently resided in the U.S. without a break for at least five years. You’re eligible if... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are strongly linked to aging, and many people develop them in one or both eyes as they get older. In fact, according to the National Eye Institute, half of all Americans will either develop a cataract or have had cataract surgery by age 80. If... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Lift Chairs?

Medicare may cover the seat-lift mechanism of your lift chair if you meet certain conditions. Learn how Medicare coverage of lift chairs works. What is a lift chair? A “lift chair,” also known as a seat lift chair, refers to a chair with a motorized... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Dental Implants?

Does your dentist say you need dental implants? If you're not sure about the details of Medicare dental coverage, we hope you find this overview about Medicare and dental implants useful. If you're like many Medicare beneficiaries, you might already be... Read more


About Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans F, G, and N

Are you considering Medicare Supplement insurance? Medicare Supplement plans, also called Medigap plans, can help pay for out-of-pocket costs for services covered by Original Medicare (Part A and B). It's important to select a Medigap plan option that fits... 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



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