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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

Logging In to MyMedicare.gov

As a Medicare beneficiary, you are welcome to use MyMedicare.gov to do such tasks as: Track your personal health information View and print a list of your current prescription medications Take advantage of the Blue Button's useful features... Read more

Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Part A and/or Part B

A Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP) can let you sign up for Original Medicare Part A and/or Part B outside of regular enrollment periods. If you’re not eligible for an SEP, you’ll have usually to wait until the next General Enrollment Period to... Read more

What Medicare Supplement Plans Does UnitedHealthcare Offer?

What is a Medicare Supplement plan? As the name suggests, Medicare Supplement insurance, also known as Medigap, supplements your Original Medicare benefits by paying for all or part of your share of certain Part A and Part B health-care expenses. Depending... Read more

Plan Your Medicare Health Costs for Retirement

It’s smart to plan ahead for your retirement. Planning health-care costs in particular is important, since those costs may be among the biggest expenses you will have to face after retirement. Learn how to plan for health costs by understanding how much you... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Ambulance Services?

Emergency ambulance services and Medicare coverage Medicare Part B (medical insurance) typically covers ambulance transportation when you've had a sudden medical emergency and your situation is such that: You need to get to a community hospital,... 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 a Colonoscopy?

According to the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a colonoscopy is often used as a screening tool for colon cancer and colon polyps. If you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and... Read more

Medicare in Illinois

Looking for Medicare insurance in Illinois can be easy with Medicare.com. Let us be your resource for all things Medicare. First, take a look at this overview of Medicare options for people living in Illinois. About Medicare in Illinois Medicare... 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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