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premiums

afford Medicare premiums

Is there help for me if I can’t afford Medicare’s premiums?

July 31, 2019 – Q: Is there help for me if I can’t afford Medicare’s premiums? A: Yes. Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) pay Medicare Part A and Medicare… Read more

Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without warning.

What happens when you don’t pay your Medicare premiums?

June 5, 2019 – Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without… Read more

what should I consider regarding medicare advantage plan costs

What should I consider regarding Medicare Advantage plan costs?

May 16, 2019 – Q: What should I consider regarding Medicare Advantage plan costs? A: When considering and comparing Medicare Advantage plans you need to… Read more

what does Medicare cost

What does Medicare Advantage cost?

May 16, 2019 – Q: What does Medicare Advantage cost? A: Those who enroll in Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage, sold through private insurers) pay… Read more

What are the costs of Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage?

May 6, 2019 – When you enroll in Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan) coverage, you will – depending on your plan – likely pay a monthly premium,… Read more

Medicare Part D cost

How much does Medicare Part B cost the insured?

May 4, 2019 – In 2019, most people earning no more than $85,000 ($170,000 for a married couple) pay $135.50/month for Part B and the premium is deducted… Read more

qualify Medicare Extra Help

How do I qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help?

May 4, 2019 – Q: How do I qualify for Medicare's Extra Help Program? A: For lower income beneficiaries, there may be help through Medicare’s Extra Help… 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

average Medicare out of pocket

How much does the average Medicare recipient pay out of pocket for medical expenses?

May 2, 2019 – Q: How much does the average Medicare recipient pay out of pocket for medical expenses? A: According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study… Read more