For people with Type 1 (and some with Type 2) diabetes, insulin is a vital drug. It keeps blood sugar levels stable and helps diabetes patients enjoy their daily lives. However, the cost of insulin can vary depending on your insurance. From 2007 to 2016, the out-of-pocket insulin cost for people with Medicare Part D nearly […]
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The Silver Sneakers program provides gym memberships and fitness classes for people who can receive Medicare benefits. Silver Sneakers is not directly related to Medicare and provides you with additional benefits that can add to your Medicare insurance coverage.
Article Overview: You can generally keep your group plan if you or your spouse are still working. For most people, Part A is free. You can delay Part B while you are working without a penalty if you have health coverage through work. If you are collecting Social Security benefits when you turn 65 you […]
Many people are used to experiencing difficulties with their health insurance when they move somewhere new. Usually, this is due to doctors being out of network, or benefits being unavailable in a specific location. Here, we’ll examine what can happen if you move while receiving Medicare benefits.
There are guidelines regarding how and when you can purchase a Medigap plan. More specifically, it is important to learn the difference between a guaranteed issue Medicare supplement and open enrollment.
Every year the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services releases cost updates for the year. Below we review the increases for 2020.
If you are age 65 or over and you’re currently enrolled in Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B), it is likely that you’ve been at least considering the purchase of a Medicare Supplement plan. Medicare Supplement insurance provides coverage for many of the “gaps” that exist in Original Medicare.
If you are currently covered by Medicare you have likely received some information about the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, or OEP. Starting with the plan year of 2020, there are some changes taking place with the Medicare Open Enrollment Period.
The doctors/providers you can see will depend entirely on how you decide to obtain your Medicare coverage. Either with Original Medicare and a supplement or through a Medicare Advantage plan.
In an effort to help reduce health care fraud and identity theft, as well as to comply with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, Medicare has changed the identification cards that are used by its enrollees – starting with eliminating beneficiaries’ Social Security numbers from the new cards.