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How do I qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help?

May 20, 2020 – Lower-income Medicare beneficiaries may receive financial assistance through Medicare’s Extra Help program. If you have difficulty paying… Read more

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Is it a good idea for couples to choose the same Medicare insurance plan?

May 20, 2020 – 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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Will all doctors accept my Medicare coverage?

May 13, 2020 – Q: Will my doctors accept my Medicare card? A: Q: Will all doctors accept my Medicare coverage? A: The answer depends on what type of… Read more

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How can I be sure that my Medicare prescription drug plan will cover my expenses?

May 12, 2020 – Generally, a prescription written by your doctor will be covered under your Medicare prescription drug plan if you make sure your doctor is… Read more

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

May 11, 2020 – 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

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Do Medicare supplement plans include prescription drug coverage?

May 3, 2020 – 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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Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare?

April 28, 2020 – Q: Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare? A: During the annual open enrollment period (October 15 to December 7)… Read more

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How do my Medicare prescription drug costs in 2020 compare with 2019?

February 19, 2020 – Q: How are my Medicare prescription drug costs changing in 2020? A: Due to changes adopted in the federal Affordable Care Act, Medicare’s… Read more

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

February 12, 2020 – When you enroll in Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan) coverage, you will – depending on your plan – likely pay a monthly premium,… Read more

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When is Medicare Open Enrollment?

January 2, 2020 – The annual Medicare open enrollment period begins on October 15 and ends December 7. Learn about other important enrollment dates and… Read more