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Medigap

medicare out-of-pocket expenses

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

May 16, 2019 – Q: What kind of out-of-pocket expenses do Medicare supplements cover? A: Medicare supplement policies (Medigap) are standardized, with ten… 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 coverage as good as my employer sponsored insurance?

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

May 2, 2019 – 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

switch plans Medicare Original Advantage

Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare?

May 2, 2019 – Q: Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare? A: During the annual open enrollment period (October 15 to December 7)… Read more

Will Medicare cover the cost of wheelchairs and walkers?

May 1, 2019 – 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

best time to enroll in Medicare

When is the best time to enroll in Medicare?

April 20, 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

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 couples choose Medicare

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