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What Does Medicare NOT Cover?

2022-03-23T19:25:08+00:00Medicare|

As you turn 65 and start utilizing your Medicare, you will find that while there are plenty of things your Medicare covers, there are things it doesn’t cover. If you are coming off an employee health care plan, you might be surprised to learn that Original Medicare, Parts A and B, don’t cover everything your employer plan did. This doesn’t mean you can’t get coverage for those things, it simply [...]

Don’t Delay on Medicare Part B

2022-03-23T19:37:35+00:00Medicare Part B, Social Security|

Ahh, Medicare. Its complexity is what makes it so wonderful and yet so, well, confusing. Today, we hope to help break down any confusion around Medicare Part B. A large majority of folks wait around for a letter to tell them if they need to sign up. We hate to be the ones to break this to you but, there is no letter. So will you be automatically enrolled? Or [...]

Do All Doctors Take Medicare?

2022-03-23T19:42:20+00:00Medicare Benefits, Original Medicare|

Finding a good doctor can be challenging. Many people change doctors over the years until they find one they trust, feel comfortable and confident with. So it’s no surprise that when we start to age into Medicare, we wonder – and worry – if our beloved doctor will accept Medicare. The truth is, not all doctors do accept Medicare for the patients they see. This can be problematic as it [...]

Will Medicare Cover Naturopathic Treatments?

2022-08-05T18:25:32+00:00Medicare|

Natural medicine is becoming more and more popular, and more and more recognized. People are seeing the value in holistic and functional medicines and opting to work with naturopathic doctors over traditional, western doctors. Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs,  acupuncture, and chiropractic services. The goal of naturopathic medicine is to treat the whole person [...]

Do I Need Medicare If I’m Not Retired?

2022-03-23T19:46:23+00:00Medicare|

Life is expensive. Bills add up quickly; cable, subscription services, gas, phones, gym memberships, and handfuls (and handfuls) of others. Because of this, many Americans are working past the age of 65, bumping their retirement age back further and further to afford the ever-increasing cost of living. If you are still working at age 65, here are a few things you need to know about signing up for Medicare. Company [...]

Does Medicare Cover Pre-Existing Conditions?

2022-03-23T19:48:07+00:00Original Medicare|

Health is wealth. If you are turning 65 and are still healthy, count your blessing! The National Health Council estimates that 133 Americans have a chronic illness, more than 40% of the population. This number is only estimated to grow. So what happens when you are reaching Medicare age and need coverage? Can you obtain Medicare if you have pre-existing conditions? Original Medicare covers all pre-existing conditions if you sign [...]

How to Avoid 3 Common Medicare Mistakes

2022-08-22T18:47:55+00:00Uncategorized|

Look, we get it. You’re likely bombarded with commercials, direct mail, aids and info on Medicare. Sometimes, it’s so overwhelming, you toss it to the side and push it off for another time. Before you cause yourself penalties, missed deadlines or fees, consider these 3 common mistakes and how to avoid them. #1 Not signing up on time It’s true what they say; timing is everything. Make sure as you [...]

Staying Young: Physical Activity for Aging Americans

2022-09-08T16:35:28+00:00Medicare Advantage, Medicare Benefits|

You’ve heard it a million times: exercise is good for you. So good in fact, that it’s something you should aim to do daily.  The science is there. There are countless studies proving the countless health benefits associated with exercise. And truly, it becomes even more important as we age. On top of the benefits we’ve outlined below, physical activity will also help you maintain your independence as you age. [...]

What Happens if I Need a Doctor While Traveling?

2022-08-23T14:18:40+00:00Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare, Retirement|

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 [...]

What’s the Difference Between Medigap and Medicare Advantage?

2022-03-23T20:50:18+00:00Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part C|

Debunking 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 [...]

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