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Medicare Part A

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

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

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

How do I know if I’m eligible for a Medicare supplement (Medigap) plan?

February 28, 2015 – Q: How do I know if I’m eligible for a Medicare supplement (Medigap) plan? A: You are eligible for Medicare supplement (Medigap) coverage… Read more

file Medicare claim

How do you file a Medicare claim?

February 28, 2015 – Q: Is it difficult to file a Medicare claim? A: No, it not a difficult task (and it's also not one that you should have to do often, since… Read more

how is Medicare funded

How is Medicare funded?

September 14, 2014 – Q: How is Medicare funded? A: Medicare Part A is funded primarily by payroll taxes, which end up in the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.… Read more

Medicare cover dental care

Does Medicare cover dental care expenses?

September 13, 2014 – Q: Does Medicare cover dental care expenses? A: Except in rare cases, Medicare Part A and Part B will not cover dental care, nor do they… Read more