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Original Medicare

Medicare cover hospice care

Does Medicare cover hospice care?

April 19, 2019 – Q: Does Medicare cover hospice care? A: Hospice programs­­ – there are more than 4,000 of them in the U.S. – provide care and support… Read more

switch plans Medicare Original Advantage

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

cost of Original Medicare

What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary?

March 24, 2018 – 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

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

Replace lost Medicare card

How do I replace a lost Medicare card?

March 13, 2018 – You can order a replacement Medicare card online at the Social Security website and have a card mailed to you within 30… Read more

Medicare free preventive services

What free preventive services does Medicare offer?

March 6, 2018 – The Affordable Care Act legislation included several ounces of prevention for Medicare beneficiaries: free wellness exams plus a range of… 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

Medigap prescription drug coverage

Do Medicare supplement plans include prescription drug coverage?

February 28, 2018 – Q: Do Medicare supplement plans include prescription drug coverage? A: No. Medigap – Medicare supplement – plans do not include… Read more

services not covered by Medicare

What kinds of health-related services are not covered by Medicare?

February 28, 2018 – With rare exceptions, Medicare Part A and Part B will not cover the following: routine care for the feet (treatment of foot injuries or… Read more

Medicare Part A premium

Who does NOT have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A?

February 24, 2018 – Q: Who does NOT have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A? A: Most Medicare-eligible people do not have to pay premiums for Medicare Part… Read more