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Medicare Part A

Medicare free preventive services

What free preventive services does Medicare offer?

February 13, 2020 – The Affordable Care Act legislation included several ounces of prevention for Medicare beneficiaries: free wellness exams plus a range of… Read more

What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary?

February 12, 2020 – 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

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

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

February 10, 2020 – Q: Who doesn't have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A? A: Most Medicare-eligible people do not have to pay premiums for Medicare Part A.… Read more

best time to enroll in Medigap

Is there a best time to enroll in a Medicare supplement plan?

January 28, 2020 – Q: Is there a best time to enroll in a Medicare supplement plan? A: Yes. The best time to enroll is during your Medigap open enrollment… Read more

best time to enroll in Medicare

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

Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and signing up on time can help you avoid premium surcharges. But if you’re working at 65, you get a bit more leeway.

Do I need to sign up for Medicare at 65 if I’m still working?

December 9, 2019 – Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and signing up on time can help you avoid premium surcharges. But if you’re working at 65, you get… Read more

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

how Medigap works

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

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

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