Frequently Asked Questions Articles

How Much Do I Pay for Outpatient Surgery with Medicare? – Frequently Asked Questions

Perhaps your doctor has recommended outpatient surgery for you as treatment for a health condition. Among your questions, you may wonder how much it will cost you. What is outpatient surgery? Outpatient surgery refers to a surgical procedure a doctor... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Rides to My Doctor’s Office? – Frequently Asked Questions

If you need a ride to a doctor appointment, learn about Medicare coverage for medical transportation and other programs that may offer services for non-emergency transportation. Does Medicare cover me if I need a ride to a doctor appointment? While Medicare... Read more

What Does Medicare Part D Cover? – Frequently Asked Questions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 50 percent of Americans have used at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days. However, Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B) generally does not cover most prescription drugs... Read more

What if I Can’t Afford My Medicare Coverage? – Frequently Asked Questions

Medicare may cover many health-care services, but it isn’t free. Medicare coverage typically requires out-of-pocket costs – your pocket, that is - like monthly premiums, annual deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. If you can’t afford these... Read more

What is the Difference Between Medicare Part A and Part B? – Frequently Asked Questions

If you're approaching your 65th birthday and you are or will be getting Social Security benefits, you probably have questions about the Medicare program and what is covered under Medicare Part A and Part B. This guide will give you the basics about... Read more

How Can I Get Dental Coverage with Medicare? – Frequently Asked Questions

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, oral health starts at home with brushing your teeth twice a day and using floss. Your teeth and mouth are also healthier when you limit sugary snacks and don’t smoke or chew tobacco. However, you should... Read more

What Does Medicare Advantage Cover? – Frequently Asked Questions

Original Medicare includes Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). Medicare Advantage (also called Medicare Part C) is an alternative way to get Medicare Part A and Part B benefits through a private Medicare-approved insurance company.... Read more

Can I Get Medicare if I Retire at 62? – Frequently Asked Questions

In most cases, you need to be age 65 or older to be eligible for Medicare. But there are some important things to know about Medicare eligibility and costs, whether you’re 62, 65, or any age. What if I retire at 62? Generally, you aren’t eligible for... Read more

What’s the Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare? – Frequently Asked Questions

Are you new to Medicare and not sure whether to get your coverage through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan? This article breaks down key differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage so you can make an informed decision. What is... Read more

When Can I Enroll in Medicare Advantage? – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Medicare Advantage? Medicare Advantage is another way to get your Medicare benefits through a private insurance company. Medicare Advantage plans usually combine your Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), Medicare Part B (medical insurance) and... Read more

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