As 2021 moves forward, the Coronavirus vaccines are becoming more widely available. Many healthcare providers are already distributing vaccines, and due to their novelty, many are wondering about coverage details. Medicare has been covering a lot of medical needs related to COVID as the pandemic has progressed. The vaccine will continue this trend. Although Medicare […]
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Some people can benefit from Medicare before they turn 65. However, you must meet certain disability requirements to qualify for Medicare before 65.
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.
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.
Most people will want to start receiving benefits from Medicare when they turn 65. But, if you already have a healthcare plan through your employer and are working past age 65, it can be unclear which choice you should make. Should you stay with your employer’s insurance, or switch to Medicare?
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.
Every year the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services releases cost updates for the year. Below we review the increases for 2021.
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.