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Will Medicare cover the costs of coronavirus testing or treatment?

March 26, 2020 – Most American seniors have access to zero-cost testing for COVID-19 and fairly manageable out-of-pocket costs if they end up needing… Read more

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What should I consider regarding Medicare Advantage plan costs?

February 12, 2020 – Q: What should I consider regarding Medicare Advantage plan costs? A: When considering and comparing Medicare Advantage plans you need to… Read more

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When is Medicare Open Enrollment?

January 2, 2020 – The annual Medicare open enrollment period begins on October 15 and ends December 7. Learn about other important enrollment dates and… Read more

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When is the best time to enroll in Medicare?

December 10, 2019 – Q: When is the best time to enroll in Medicare? A: The best time to enroll is during the open enrollment window around your 65th birthday… Read more

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Is Medicare open enrollment for everyone?

November 14, 2019 – Medicare open enrollment is a great opportunity to make changes to your coverage that can save you money and time. But not everyone gets to… Read more

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What happens when you don’t pay your Medicare premiums?

October 7, 2019 – Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without… Read more

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How is Medicare funded?

October 3, 2019 – Q: How is Medicare funded? A: Medicare is funded with a combination of payroll taxes, general revenues allocated by Congress, and premiums… Read more

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What does Medicare Advantage cost?

September 27, 2019 – Q: What does Medicare Advantage cost? A: Those who enroll in Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage, sold through private insurers) pay… Read more