As Medicare enrollees review their options, they’ll often see two insurance plans come up beyond Original Medicare – Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement. Though these plans have some things in common, they’re two very different insurance products that serve particular purposes. With that in mind, let’s discuss what a Medicare Advantage Plan and Medicare Supplement […]
UPDATE: The content of this article was updated from the “Top 5 Medicare Supplement Plans” to the “Top 4 Medicare Supplement Plans” to reflect changes in plan offerings following Jan. 1, 2020. Choosing the right Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan for you may help ease the stress of dealing with health care in retirement. When you […]
When you can’t see your family or friends face-to-face, do the next best thing – take out your smartphone and start a video chat. Technology has been an essential tool for keeping in touch with people. In fact, 4 out of 5 adults over the age of 50 rely on email, texting, video chat, smartphones […]
As you research to learn more about your Medicare health insurance options, you’ll see insurance providers and brokers asking you to “Call Now” or “Fill Out a Form” for a consultation or more information. Naturally, this may lead you to ask questions, like what will happen exactly when I call or hit the enter button? […]
You brush your teeth twice a day and floss once in a while. That’s all you need to do to keep up with your oral hygiene, right? Wrong. Good oral hygiene remains an essential component of your health as you get older, as dental checkups can sometimes be an early indicator of underlining conditions, such […]
Knowing when you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage Plan is essential for managing your health care. These enrollment periods, or windows of time when you can add, drop or change your Medicare plans, happen throughout the year. Some periods occur annually and are available to all Medicare enrollees. In contrast, others are only […]
You’re closer to turning 65, and soon enough, you’re going to start receiving healthcare benefits through the federal government, also known as Original Medicare or Medicare Part A and B. Though you are comforted by the fact that some of your expenses will be covered, you know that you’re going to need extra help with […]
Between five and 20 percent of the adult population has sleep apnea, though the National Sleep Foundation suggests that the numbers may be underreported. People of all ages can develop sleep apnea, and as you get older, you might need a CPAP machine. But will Medicare Supplement plans pay for your durable medical equipment?
If you smoke or use tobacco in any way, you will likely pay more for Medigap coverage. Medigap — officially called Medicare Supplement insurance — is private insurance that closes some of the expense gaps between what Original Medicare pays and what you don’t want to pay out-of-pocket. While Medigap coverage can reduce your out-of-pocket […]
WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT COVERAGE UNEXPECTEDLY? When you apply for a Medigap plan, you likely expect to keep it forever. There are certain situations, however, in which you might have to choose a new plan.
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