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How much does the average Medicare beneficiary pay out of pocket for medical expenses?

June 3, 2020 – According to a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis of Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), the average Medicare beneficiary paid… Read more

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How do I qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help?

May 20, 2020 – Lower-income Medicare beneficiaries may receive financial assistance through Medicare’s Extra Help program. If you have difficulty paying… Read more

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Is there help for me if I can’t afford Medicare’s premiums?

May 11, 2020 – Q: Is there help for me if I can’t afford Medicare’s premiums? A: Yes. Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) pay Medicare Part A and Medicare… Read more

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What kind of out-of-pocket expenses do Medicare supplements cover?

February 12, 2020 – Q: What kind of out-of-pocket expenses do Medicare supplements cover? A: Medicare supplement policies (Medigap) are standardized, with ten… Read more

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Did the Medicare Part B deductible increase for 2020?

November 10, 2019 – Q: Did the Medicare Part B deductible increase again for 2020? A: Yes. The Part B deductible is $198 in 2020, which is a $13 increase… Read more

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What are Medigap plans and how do they work?

October 4, 2019 – Q: What are Medigap plans and how do they work? A: Medigap plans are Medicare supplement insurance plans, and are sold by private insurance… Read more