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What Happens if I Need a Doctor While Traveling?

To many, retirement means freedom. Being able to wake up and do as you please all day, without the responsibility of work. Many older Americans use this time to travel, checking off places and things on their bucket list. If you plan to become a jetsetter upon retirement, you should check whether your health insurance coverage travels with you. When you travel, your coverage will depend on where you travel [...]

2020-10-19T14:12:14+00:00October 18th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare, Retirement|

What’s the difference between Medigap and Medicare Advantage?

Dubunking Medicare can be mind boggling. That’s exactly why we work with people just like you, comparing hundreds of plans to find the best option for them based on their condition, budget, and location. Many future and current beneficiaries ask the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medigap. Is one better than the other? Do you need one or both? This blog will help break it down. Medigap Medigap plans have [...]

2020-10-18T17:06:44+00:00October 16th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part C|

Medicare Advantage or Medicare Original?

There are so many options for Medicare these days. Outside of Original Medicare, Parts A and B, beneficiaries can opt for a Medicare Advantage plan which can offer additional – and impressive - benefits. So which Medicare plan is best for you? One factor to consider is cost. Costs are a major deciding factor on most purchases in life, and Medicare plans are no exception.  In addition to your premiums, [...]

2020-10-08T20:47:37+00:00October 9th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare|

Don’t Miss It! Open Enrollment is Happening Now.

It is arguably the most important time of year for Medicare beneficiaries. Starting next week, October 15-December 7, anyone enrolled in Medicare can make changes to their plans. When you turned 65, you became eligible for Medicare, Parts A and B most likely.  As new needs and ailments pop up, you might start questioning if you made the right decision, selecting the best plan for your needs. Is there something [...]

2020-10-08T20:43:13+00:00October 7th, 2020|Open Enrollment|

Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living?

Assisted living residences are housing facilities for people with disabilities or for adults who can’t or who choose not to live independently. They provide supervision and assistance with activities of daily living. The cost of Assisted Living Facilities nationwide can vary from $2,000 - $5,000 per month. This can obviously become costly quickly, forcing people to ask if Medicare will cover the assisted living. Medicare, a type of health insurance for [...]

2020-10-08T20:21:04+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Medicare Benefits|

What Medicare Benefits Are Available to People Under 65?

Did you know you don’t have to be 65 to qualify for Medicare? That’s right, Medicare Disability Plans are issued to anyone that has been receiving Social Security Disability Income for 24 months. On the 25th month, you automatically get put on Medicare. But you get put on Original Medicare, Parts A and B only. And here’s the thing no one has taken the time to tell you. While Original [...]

2020-09-23T16:14:26+00:00September 25th, 2020|Medicare Benefits, Medicare Under 65|

Can I Change my Medicare Plan Whenever I Want?

People ask us all the time: Can I change my Medicare plan whenever I want? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy though you do have options. Because our health needs change as we age, it’s important to be able to change your plan to cater to your unique needs. This can also include financial changes that might come up as you age, too. Changing Your Medicare Advantage Plan First, it’s important [...]

2020-09-22T21:12:30+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Open Enrollment|

Does Medicare Cover Chiropractic Care?

A chiropractor is a health care professional who performs adjustments (also referred to as manipulations) to the spine or other areas of the body. Their goal is to correct alignment of the body and ease pain. Many people visit a chiropractor to treat back pain, neck pain or even headaches. This can be a preventative service, or as result of a bad injury or accident. As chiropractor treatment methods become [...]

2020-09-22T19:33:36+00:00September 19th, 2020|Medicare Benefits|

What Prescriptions Aren’t Covered by Medicare Part D?

Medicare Part D helps cover cost of prescription drugs. Considering nearly 1 in 2 Americans are on a prescription drug, this is a very important plan for many. If you are nearing 65 and planning to start Medicare, or if you have a chronic illness, or have been seriously injured, prescription drug coverage may be a nonnegotiable for you. This is why it’s very important to weigh your options and [...]

2020-09-22T20:48:23+00:00September 16th, 2020|Medicare Part D|

3 Misbeliefs About Medicare

We’ve helped find the right Medicare benefits for thousands of people all over the United States. As we talk, we realized we kept hearing 3 common, yet untrue, beliefs about Medicare. Recognizing these must be something a lot MORE people also believe, we wanted to share the truth and set you straight with 3 simple truths! Common Misbelief #1: Once I choose a Medicare plan, I’m stuck with it forever [...]

2020-09-14T20:49:06+00:00September 13th, 2020|Original Medicare|
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