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|

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|

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|

4 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare can cover a lot of needs as you age. Even still, sometimes it gets a bad rap because of what it doesn’t cover. Because these are needs many of us have, or will have, as we age, it’s important to know what Medicare won’t cover. Here are 4 things to keep in mind: Hearing Aids It’s estimated that nearly two-thirds of people over the age of 70 are affected [...]

2020-09-14T20:50:18+00:00September 11th, 2020|Medicare Benefits, Original Medicare|

Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams

As we age, our vision changes. And unfortunately, it’s usually not in the good way. It’s common that the older we get, the more likely we are to need eye care, and/or eye wear. Many individuals think these regular, annual exams would be covered under Original Medicare. This is not the case as not all plans, or areas of coverage, are the same. This is why it is very important [...]

2020-08-04T23:32:16+00:00July 28th, 2020|Original Medicare|

Who Qualifies for Medicare

Generally, Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities and people with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). You are eligible for Medicare if you are a citizen of the United States or have been a legal resident for at least 5 years and: You are age 65 or older and you or your spouse has worked for at least 10 years [...]

2020-08-04T23:33:45+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Original Medicare|

What is the Difference Between Medicare and Social Security?

A lot of people confuse Social Security with Medicare, but they are completely different programs. To start, here is what they have in common: Individually funded by payroll taxes Provide benefits to people who are eligible Help people with certain disabilities But more importantly, here is how they differ. Social Security A federal program that provides benefits for retirees who have worked and paid Social Security taxes for at least [...]

2020-08-04T23:35:13+00:00July 9th, 2020|Original Medicare|

How do I Apply for Medicare?

As you get closer and closer to turning 65, you might question whether or not you need to enroll in Medicare. Do you need to enroll or will you be automatically enrolled? If you are collecting some form of Social Security, whether that is due to retirement or disability, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B when you become eligible. You become eligible when you turn [...]

2020-08-04T23:37:14+00:00June 25th, 2020|Original Medicare|

How do I get a Replacement Medicare Card?

Your Medicare card is proof of your Medicare insurance. Once enrolled in Medicare, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail, usually 3 months before you turn 65 if you are automatically enrolled. Your Medicare card shows that you have Medicare health insurance, including whether you have Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance) or both. Your Medicare card will also show the date your [...]

2020-06-02T19:33:40+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Original Medicare|

What is Medicare?

While Medicare is likely a term you’ve heard, you might not exactly know what it is. And with that, you might not be sure if you are eligible and or when and how to enroll. In simple terms, Medicare is a government health care program for people 65 and over. What people don’t know is that millions of people under the age of 65 may also be eligible for [...]

2020-05-26T15:42:45+00:00April 30th, 2020|Original Medicare|
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