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June 19, 2024 - During June’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, is spotlighting important Medicare benefits that many people may not know about.
May 8, 2024 - Today, explains that coverage of medications prescribed for weight loss depends largely on an individual’s health status, the type of coverage they have, and also where they live.
November 15, 2023 - With Medicare open enrollment underway, it’s helpful for consumers to understand the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Today, offered tips and a new infographic to help people ...
October 11, 2023 - Today, released three tips to help consumers avoid costly mistakes during Medicare open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
September 29, 2023 - Some Medicare beneficiaries may see double-digit increases in their prescription drug premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs in 2024, according to
June 21, 2023 - Policy analysts for and are reminding consumers to know the limits of their health coverage in case of an illness or accident while traveling.
May 4, 2023 - Some of the health coverage and cost savings put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic are coming to an end. and are letting consumers know what changes to ...
February 23, 2023 - The Inflation Reduction Act promises to provide much-needed financial relief to Medicare enrollees in the form of prescription drug savings in 2023. This week, offered several tips that can ...
November 16, 2022 - Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans continues to rise, and today offers insights into the growing popularity of the plans and tips for choosing coverage during Medicare open enrollment.
October 12, 2022 - Today released tips to help consumers avoid costly mistakes while evaluating and selecting coverage during Medicare open enrollment.

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July 10, 2024 - Medicare covers a number of preventive screening services that make early diagnosis and treatment possible. What’s more, many beneficiaries can receive these screenings at low cost or no cost thanks ...
June 3, 2024 - Learn how Medicare covers Alzheimer's care, from early to late stages of the disease and whether Medicare will pay for Alzheimer's medications, in-home care and nursing home care.
May 31, 2024 - Learn how Medicare and Medigap plans cover memory and dementia care, including diagnosis, medication, home care, assisted living facilities, and hospice.
May 6, 2024 - If a prescription drug is being used for weight loss rather than to treat another medical condition, Medicare Part D will not cover the drug. But if the drug is ...
May 1, 2024 - As a Medicare enrollee, you'll face a range of out-of-pocket costs. When you know what to look for, you can find ways to minimize these costs and protect yourself.
April 9, 2024 - Medicare covers COVID-19 vaccines 100%. Medicare Part B covers the primary vaccine series and any booster shots recommended afterward by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Centers for ...
March 5, 2024 - If you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan and you're not happy with it, you can switch plans during Medicare's annual open enrollment period. Here are four reasons why you ...
February 14, 2024 - Learn how Medicare covers outpatient and inpatient mental health services, and mental health prescription medications – and which mental health services aren't covered under Medicare.
February 21, 2024 - There are no federal rules guaranteeing access to Medigap plans for enrollees under age 65, but states can create their own rules to ensure that disabled Medicare beneficiaries are able ...
February 6, 2024 - A Medicare special enrollment period (SEP) – triggered by a qualifying life event – allows a person to sign up for coverage outside of the usual initial enrollment or annual open enrollment ...
June 27, 2024 - Medigap plan changes are limited, but 11 states offer Medigap enrollees special enrollment – and five do it with a 'birthday rule.'
January 18, 2024 - Beyond your initial opportunity to enroll in Medicare plans, the federal government provides other windows for enrollment and plan changes each year.
January 10, 2024 - How can you tell whether a breach of Medicare data has affected your personal information? Learn what you can do if you suspect your information was leaked.
December 22, 2023 - If you miss the annual Medicare open enrollment deadline, you may still be able to make changes to your coverage, though opportunities are limited.
December 12, 2023 - The Medicare Part B SEP allows people to delay Part B enrollment if they have health coverage through their own employer or a spouse’s current employer.
December 14, 2023 - Thousands of Medicare beneficiaries change their coverage each year during several enrollment windows. Find out how and when you can switch plans.
December 12, 2023 - Q: What steps should I take to avoid Medicare fraud? A: Smooth-talking scam artists are taking advantage of Medicare enrollees. Remember: Medicare staffers will never ask you for personal information. ...
December 12, 2023 - Key takeaways Most beneficiaries receive their Medicare card about three months before their 65th birthday. If you don’t receive your card, call Social Security. Your card contains your name and ...
November 27, 2023 - Medicare covers almost all aspects of hospice care with little expense to patients or families, as long as a Medicare-approved hospice program is used.
November 10, 2023 - The Medicare Part B giveback is a premium reduction offered by some Medicare Advantage plans. In plans with this benefit, the carrier will pay a portion of the enrollee's monthly ...
October 17, 2023 - This year, Medicare Part D enrollees should pay particularly close attention to changes in 2024 prescription drug coverage costs resulting from provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
March 5, 2024 - For 2023, high-income beneficiaries – earning over $97,000 a year – pay the income-related monthly adjusted amount (IRMAA) surcharge that’s added to their Part B and Part D premiums and ...
August 19, 2022 - Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without warning.
August 17, 2022 - Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and signing up on time can help you avoid premium surcharges. But if you’re working at 65, you get a bit more leeway.
March 15, 2024 - Here's how to save money on premiums for Medicare Part B – which covers doctor visits, diagnostics, and preventive care.
July 21, 2021 - People with Medicare and Medicaid are known as dual eligibles – and account for about 20 percent of Medicare beneficiaries (12.1 million people). Learn how that status affects your coverage. in the news