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Medicare Part A

Medicare cover hospice care

Does Medicare cover hospice care?

April 19, 2019 – Q: Does Medicare cover hospice care? A: Hospice programs­­ – there are more than 4,000 of them in the U.S. – provide care and support… Read more

best time to enroll in Medicare

When is the best time to enroll in Medicare?

April 18, 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

prepare for Medicare enrollment

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

October 19, 2018 – 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

best time to enroll in Medigap

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

August 28, 2018 – 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

switch plans Medicare Original Advantage

Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare?

August 26, 2018 – Q: Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare? A: Between January 1 and February 14 each year, if you are enrolled in a… Read more

how Medigap works

What are Medigap plans and how do they work?

March 28, 2018 – 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

cost of Original Medicare

What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary?

March 24, 2018 – 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

Replace lost Medicare card

How do I replace a lost Medicare card?

March 13, 2018 – You can order a replacement Medicare card online at the Social Security website and have a card mailed to you within 30… Read more

Medicare free preventive services

What free preventive services does Medicare offer?

March 6, 2018 – The Affordable Care Act legislation included several ounces of prevention for Medicare beneficiaries: free wellness exams plus a range of… Read more

services not covered by Medicare

What kinds of health-related services are not covered by Medicare?

February 28, 2018 – With rare exceptions, Medicare Part A and Part B will not cover the following: routine care for the feet (treatment of foot injuries or… Read more