Medicare Advantage Vs. Medicare

You're probably already familiar with Original Medicare, especially if you’re nearing the age of 65 and getting ready to enroll. You may not be aware, though, that there are some gaps in Original Medicare’s coverage, which lead many people to either add a Medicare Supplement Plan or choose a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Advantage Plans,…

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How Medicaid & Medicare Are Different

Do you know the differences between Medicare and Medicaid? While they both help people, they do it in very specific ways.

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Dental & Vision Coming to Medicare–If Congress Approves

More benefits covered by Medicare could help a lot of people. We’re just waiting on Congress now.

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Does Medicare Cover Dental?

Dental may be covered by Medicare if it falls under certain umbrellas. Either way, the coverage is important to have.

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Trump’s New Plan To Strengthen Medicare

What is Trump’s new plan to help with Medicare? If you’re affected by health insurance (which you should be), the new system coming with definitely change things for you.

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Can You Lose Your Home To Medicare?

Scared about losing your home when going to nursing care? You should be fine but look at these different ways to keep your home safe.

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Mutual of Omaha Plans To Sell Medicare Advantage Plans in 2019

In 2019, Mutual of Omaha, an Omaha-based insurer will begin selling Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage. They have partnered up with Lumeris, a St. Louis company that will handle the health provider networks, and healthcare solutions. The Kaiser Family Foundation recorded that one in three Medicare recipients are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage…

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Planning Your Medicare Costs During Retirement

Many Americans are turning 65 every day, and can be overwhelmed with the retirement costs to come, especially when unprepared. It is important to plan for retirement and costs for Medicare. Most people underestimate the expenses during retirement. It is important to research medical costs and plan accordingly. [caption id="attachment_1521" align="alignleft" width="300"] As you get…

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Costly Medicare Mistakes to Avoid

Medicare covers thousands of seniors, and many of them are unaware of mistakes that can lead them to lose more money. It is important for retirees who are on a fixed income to try and save as much as possible. Not paying attention to a couple of key aspects of your Medicare policy can cost…

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The Benefits of Using EZ.Insure

Comparing and finding the best health insurance, Medicare Supplement, or Medicare Advantage plans can be a complicated process. Many people jump around different sites thinking that this will help them get the best price, but they are wrong. Shopping around like this can take up a lot of time , and it gives your information…

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Medicare “Step Therapy” To Lower Drug Costs

Prescription medication can be very expensive, and there is no way around it because it is necessary. However, Medicare has a way to make medication more affordable. The step therapy program allows Medicare to negotiate lower prices and help Medicare beneficiaries save money by offering cheaper medication options. How Does Step Therapy Work? Step therapy…

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Medicare Savings Plans build interest over the years.

Should You Use A Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA)?

Medicare Savings Account (MSA) is a tax-favored savings account for seniors 65 and older. It is a special type of Medicare Advantage plan. Just like other types of Medicare Advantage plans, MSAs are offered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. These accounts accrue interest and are tax-free, allowing beneficiaries tax-free withdrawals for medical costs. [caption id="attachment_1375"…

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Protect Yourself, Know How to Spot Medicare Card Scams

Starting in April 2018, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services will be issuing new Medicare ID cards to Medicare beneficiaries. As stated on their website, www.cms.gov, the new cards issued will not have the beneficiary's social security number on them anymore to “prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe.” Instead, the…

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Make the right choice between MedSup or Med Advantage

Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage? Choose Wisely.

When you turn 65, there are so many new choices when it comes to health insurance. You might feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to pick a plan. Once you turn 65 you are eligible for government Medicare insurance, Medicare supplement plans, and Medicare advantage plans. After enrolling in the government Medicare program, you must…

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Medicare Advantage Plans Have A $0 Premium For Most

When it is time to consider Medicare, usually around the time you turn 65 years old, it would be wise to take a look at different Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, usually offer more benefits than Original Medicare for a lower cost. About one-third of Medicare beneficiaries have…

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Is There A Difference Between Medicare & MedSup?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older. When you enroll in Medicare, it is important to understand how it works and whether or not you will need a Medicare Supplement plan to go with it. Once you pay your deductible, Medicare covers only 80% of your Part B…

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Updated Medicare Advantage Guidelines

There are specific times of the year when you can enroll, disenroll, or switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan, also called Part C or MA Plans. These plans are sold by private insurance companies that are approved by Medicare. If you miss these enrollment periods, it may be hard to make changes to your coverage,…

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Republican Tax Bill Cuts 25 Billion From Medicare

The GOP tax bill that the Republicans have been working on, can lead to major cuts in Medicare funding and spending in 2018. The bill is estimated to cut $25 billion from Medicare starting 2018, and resulting in $400 billion over the next ten years. The Congressional Office has estimated a $1.5 trillion deficit to…

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