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Medigap

best time to enroll in Medicare

When is the best time to enroll in Medicare?

April 18, 2019 – Q: When is the best time to enroll in Medicare? A: The best time to enroll is during the open enrollment window around your 65th birthday… Read more

Medicare Advantage vs Medigap open enrollment

Does all Medicare private coverage have open enrollment periods?

September 14, 2018 – Q: Does all Medicare private coverage have open enrollment periods? A: No, they don't – and it's important to know the difference… 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

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Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare?

August 26, 2018 – Q: Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare? A: Between January 1 and February 14 each year, if you are enrolled in a… Read more

Medicare Alzheimers

What benefits does Medicare provide for Alzheimer’s patients?

April 10, 2018 – As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the care requirements for patients – and the Medicare benefits covering their care – change with… Read more

how Medigap works

What are Medigap plans and how do they work?

March 28, 2018 – 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

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Will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and walkers?

March 27, 2018 – 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

A: If you enrolled only in Original Medicare, you would almost certainly notice gaps in coverage that you didn't have under your employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) plan. But here's the thing: the vast majority of Medicare enrollees don't go with the barebones coverage. In fact, only 14 percent have Original Medicare on its own, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.

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

March 17, 2018 – Q: Is the coverage provided by Medicare as good as the coverage I've always had from my employer? A: If you enrolled only in Original… Read more

Medigap out of pocket expenses

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

March 3, 2018 – 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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What should couples consider when choosing Medicare plans?

March 2, 2018 – Q: What should couples consider when choosing Medicare plans? A: If both spouses are looking at their Part D coverage options, make sure to… Read more