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Medicare Part B

afford Medicare premiums

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

July 31, 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 will pay for ambulance services under specific circumstances, but it's important to know what these are to avoid hefty bills.

Does Medicare cover ambulance services?

June 18, 2019 – Medicare will pay for ambulance services under specific circumstances, but it's important to know what these are to avoid hefty… 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?

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

What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary?

May 16, 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

what does Medicare cost

What does Medicare Advantage cost?

May 16, 2019 – Q: What does Medicare Advantage cost? A: Those who enroll in Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage, sold through private insurers) pay… Read more

Medicare Part D cost

How much does Medicare Part B cost the insured?

May 4, 2019 – In 2019, most people earning no more than $85,000 ($170,000 for a married couple) pay $135.50/month for Part B and the premium is deducted… 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?

May 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?

May 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

Medicare free preventive services

What free preventive services does Medicare offer?

May 3, 2019 – The Affordable Care Act legislation included several ounces of prevention for Medicare beneficiaries: free wellness exams plus a range of… Read more

Barring Congressional intervention, Part B premiums will likely increase by 52 percent for about 7 million Medicare enrollees next year. But the good news is that most seniors won’t see an increase in their Part B premiums.

When Medicare Part B premiums increase, does the increase apply to all enrollees?

May 3, 2019 – Q: Who will be exempt from the anticipated Medicare Part B premium hikes? A: This is called the "hold harmless" provision, and it… Read more