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How much does the average Medicare beneficiary pay out of pocket for medical expenses? photo

How much does the average Medicare beneficiary pay out of pocket for medical expenses?

June 3, 2020 – According to a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis of Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), the average Medicare beneficiary paid… Read more

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How do I qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help?

May 20, 2020 – Lower-income Medicare beneficiaries may receive financial assistance through Medicare’s Extra Help program. If you have difficulty paying… Read more

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How does the ‘hold harmless’ provision protect beneficiaries from Medicare Part B premium increases?

May 20, 2020 – A provision known as the "hold harmless" provision protects many Medicare beneficiaries by essentially capping Medicare Part B premiums so… Read more

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If I have retiree coverage through the FEHB, do I need to enroll in Medicare?

May 14, 2020 – If you have retiree coverage through the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, you don't have to enroll in Medicare. Here's why… Read more

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What does Original Medicare cost?

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

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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