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Does all Medicare private coverage have open enrollment periods?

May 31, 2020 – Q: Does all Medicare private coverage have annual open enrollment periods? A: No, it doesn't – and it's important to know the… Read more

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Is it a good idea for couples to choose the same Medicare insurance plan?

May 20, 2020 – Q: What should couples consider when choosing Medicare plans? A: You'll normally want to choose your Medicare coverage based on individual… Read more

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

May 14, 2020 – You are eligible for Medicare supplement (Medigap) coverage if you are already enrolled in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. The open… Read more

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Is Medicare’s coverage as good as my employer-sponsored insurance?

May 14, 2020 – If you enrolled only in Original Medicare, you would almost certainly notice gaps in coverage that you didn't have under your… Read more

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Do Medicare supplement plans include prescription drug coverage?

May 3, 2020 – Modern Medigap plans do not include prescription drug benefits. Instead, Medicare offers prescription drug coverage under Part D. Medicare… Read more

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Will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and walkers?

May 1, 2020 – Q: Will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and walkers? A: Yes. Medicare Part B covers a portion of the cost for medically-necessary… Read more

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What kind of out-of-pocket expenses do Medicare supplements cover?

February 12, 2020 – Q: What kind of out-of-pocket expenses do Medicare supplements cover? A: Medicare supplement policies (Medigap) are standardized, with ten… Read more

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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

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Is Medicare open enrollment for everyone?

November 14, 2019 – Medicare open enrollment is a great opportunity to make changes to your coverage that can save you money and time. But not everyone gets to… Read more

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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