If you are covered under Original Medicare, then you will still have access to medical care from almost any doctor or hospital in the U.S. and/or its territories. However, beyond that, Medicare coverage while traveling in a foreign country is sparse, with just a few limited exceptions.
If you are a Medicare enrollee, or you soon will be, you may be wondering just exactly what – if anything – this program offers in terms of vision and dental benefits. Unfortunately, for those who are enrolled in Original Medicare, which includes Medicare Part A and Part B, the answer is very little, if anything.
If you’re aged 65 or over and you are currently enrolled in Medicare for your health care coverage, then you may be able to make changes to your plan during certain times of the year that are known as Medicare enrollment periods.
When it comes to Medicare Supplement plans, the rates will increase over time. There are three ways in which Medigap plans increase over time; issue-age, community rated and attained-age.
The California “Birthday Rule” allows folks who have a Medicare Supplement plan to change to a different plan of equal or lesser benefit, 30 days before and after their birthday, without being subject to medical underwriting.