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COBRA Insurance and Medicare

What is COBRA insurance? COBRA refers to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, a federal law that may let you keep your employer group health plan coverage for a limited time after your employment ends or after you would otherwise lose... Read more

Medicare and Divorce

Most people become eligible for premium-free Part A Medicare coverage through their own work history or their spouse’s work history. Generally you are eligible for premium-free Part A coverage if you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for at... Read more

How Can a Health Insurance Broker Help Me Find a Medicare Plan?

If you've just started researching and comparing Medicare plans offered by private companies, you may be trying to decide whether to use a health insurance broker or go directly to an insurance company. Learn more about the advantages of finding health... Read more

Medicare and Dual Residency

Are you a Medicare beneficiary who lives in two states? Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, is not restricted by a service network. If you’re a dual resident of two states, this type of Medicare insurance will provide coverage wherever you choose to live... Read more

Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits

If you have Veterans Affairs (VA) health coverage, you are not required to enroll in Medicare–but it may be a good idea to do so. Signing up for Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, will give you broader coverage when it comes to the doctors, hospitals,... Read more

Will My Specialist’s Services be Covered under My Medicare Plan?

Whether you're switching from one type of Medicare coverage to another, or you're new to Medicare, you might be concerned about being able to continue seeing your health-care specialist. Will your specialist’s services be covered by Medicare? That may... Read more

Should I go to an Urgent Care Clinic or the Emergency Room?

Should I go to an Urgent Care Clinic or the Emergency Room? Emergency room or urgent care? Choosing the best place to go when you have a sudden illness or injury "after hours" -- when your doctor’s practice is closed -- can be challenging.  Do you go to... Read more

How to Make Payments for Medicare Plans

Are you thinking about managing your Medicare payments? How you make your Medicare premium payments depends on the type of Medicare coverage you have. In many cases, you can set up automatic Medicare payments out of your bank account, if you don’t want to... Read more

Coinsurance vs Copay

Medicare usually involves various cost-sharing mechanisms, such as coinsurance or copayments, that you generally pay every time you use your benefits to get health care. Keep in mind there is no out-of-pocket maximum with Original Medicare (Part A and Part... Read more

How Do I Report Original Medicare Fraud?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that Medicare fraud and abuse can cost taxpayers billions of dollars and put the health of Medicare beneficiaries at risk. What is Medicare fraud? According to CMS, there are different types of... Read more




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