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.
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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.
Shopping Your Part D RX Plan Each Year Each year, between October 15th and December 7th you are able to change your RX plan for the following year. Many folks get tons of stuff in the mail from different carriers trying to sell them a new drug plan and this can be very confusing. The […]
Watch and learn all the basics of Medicare. In this video I cover the different parts of Medicare, when and how to signup, how to avoid late fees, how to pick a plan and many other important aspects of Medicare.
When comparing Medicare supplement plans and carriers it is very important to compare rates when looking at the same plan letter between companies. For example, if you are comparing Plan G between companies you want to focus on price along with several other factors.
People who enroll in Medicare after Jan. 1st 2020 will not be able to purchase plan C or F however, folks who enrolled in Medicare Part A prior to Jan. 1st 2020 will still be able to buy plans C and F.
ALL standardized Medigap plans will increase in price over time. There are several driving factors that affect the rates. Your Medicare supplement rate can increase with your age, inflation, the insurance companies internal reasons (claims, cost of doing business, etc), or a combination of all three.