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

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

March 28, 2023 – 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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Is it a good idea for couples to choose the same Medicare insurance plan?

November 16, 2022 – 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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Does all Medicare private coverage have open enrollment periods?

November 10, 2022 – For Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, there’s an annual open enrollment period (October 15 to December 7, with enrollments… Read more

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How will my costs be affected by inpatient or observation status?

August 25, 2022 – If you aren't actually admitted to a hospital – and are classified as "under observation" – your costs could change… Read more

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

August 16, 2022 – The best time to enroll in a Medicare supplement plan is during your Medigap open enrollment period, a six-month window that begins on the… Read more

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Will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and walkers?

May 16, 2022 – 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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When is the best time to enroll in Medicare?

March 29, 2022 – The best time to enroll in Medicare is during a seven-month enrollment period that begins three months prior to the month you turn 65 and… Read more

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Will my Medicare coverage follow me if I move out of the state?

July 22, 2021 – Q: Will my Medicare coverage follow me if I move out of the state? A: If you're enrolled in Original Medicare, then yes. But Medicare… Read more

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Do Medicare supplement plans include prescription drug coverage?

July 8, 2021 – 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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What benefits does Medicare provide for Alzheimer’s patients?

July 6, 2021 – As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the care requirements for patients – and the Medicare benefits covering their care – change with… Read more