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Medicare Part A

Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without warning.

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

October 5, 2019 – Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without… Read more

Medicare cover hospice care

Does Medicare cover hospice care?

October 4, 2019 – Q: Does Medicare cover hospice care? A: Hospice programs­­ provide care and support people who are terminally ill. Their focus is on… Read more

Who does not have to pay a premium for medicare part a

Who does NOT have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A?

October 3, 2019 – Q: Who does NOT have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A? A: Most Medicare-eligible people do not have to pay premiums for Medicare Part… Read more

how Medigap works

What are Medigap plans and how do they work?

October 3, 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

how is Medicare funded

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

afford Medicare premiums

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

September 30, 2019 – 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

Medicare cover dental care

Does Medicare cover dental care expenses?

September 30, 2019 – Q: Does Medicare cover dental care expenses? A: Except in rare cases, Original Medicare will not cover dental care, nor do they cover the… Read more

Medicare free preventive services

What free preventive services does Medicare offer?

September 30, 2019 – The Affordable Care Act legislation included several ounces of prevention for Medicare beneficiaries: free wellness exams plus a range of… Read more

prepare for Medicare enrollment

Are there specific steps I should take to prepare for enrollment in Medicare?

September 30, 2019 – Q: Are there specific steps I should take to prepare for enrollment in Medicare? A: The process is fairly straight-forward, and in many… Read more

What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary?

September 18, 2019 – Q: What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary? A: Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) is free for most seniors. If you or your… Read more