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Medicare and Funeral Expenses

Are you planning ahead and need to know if you can deduct funeral expenses from your taxes? Funeral expenses, burial expenses, and death benefits aren’t typically part of Medicare coverage. However, there’s a type of Medicare Advantage plan called a... Read more


Medicare Copayments, Coinsurance, and Annual Deductibles Explained

While the Medicare program provides health-care coverage, it does not exempt you from all out-of-pocket costs. There are instances where you are responsible for paying for a share of your health coverage. Whether you’re talking about Original Medicare, Part... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Varicose Veins Treatment?

Varicose veins occur when veins become enlarged, dark purple or blue, and twisted and bulging. This commonly occur in the legs, although they can appear in other body parts.  As the Mayo Clinic explains, under normal circumstances the veins act as one-way... Read more


Switching Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Policies

If you have Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance, you may be wondering if you should consider changing plans. if you're satisfied with your current Medigap plan, a good option is usually to stay with your plan for as long as the coverage and... Read more


What You Pay in a Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Advantage plans frequently offer more benefits than Original Medicare and may have lower out-of-pocket costs. Your health insurance rate and out-of-pocket costs will depend on the particular Medicare Advantage plan you choose. Some plans charge... Read more


How Do I Sign Up for Medicare Easy Pay?

If you get Social Security benefits, Civil Service retirement benefits, or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, you might not have to worry about writing a check to pay your Medicare Part B premium, because in most cases they are automatically deducted from... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Hepatitis C Treatment?

If you have hepatitis C and you're on Medicare, you may be wondering if Medicare covers hepatitis c treatment. Medicare may cover a variety of diagnostic services and preventive care for beneficiaries with hepatitis C. Treatment for hepatitis C generally... Read more


How does Medicare work with Obamacare?

Medicare and Obamacare: Is Medicare part of Obamacare? While the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) brought some changes to Medicare, it doesn’t replace Medicare. Medicare isn't part of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace (sometimes called an... Read more


Will My Spouse and Dependent Children Be Covered Under Medicare?

If you’re familiar with employer-sponsored health-care plans, you may expect your whole family to be covered under one health insurance plan. Medicare, however, covers beneficiaries only on an individual basis. The Medicare beneficiary’s benefits... Read more


What is Respite Care? Tips for Caregivers

If you're a caregiver – whether it's for your husband, wife, Mom, Dad, or another loved one – there may be times when the stress may start to get to you. You may be able to take a break now and then. Read on to find out about respite care. What is... Read more



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