Medicare Insurance Articles

Learn Your Medicare ABCs

Learn Your Medicare ABCs

More than 60 million people are enrolled in Medicare. Despite the fact that nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population uses Medicare, there are a lot of misconceptions about it. To clear things up, it’s time to get schooled on the ABCs of Medicare and Medicare...

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What You Need to Know About Medicare Election Periods

What You Need to Know About Medicare Election Periods

Medicare beneficiaries have options. While this is a good thing, it can also lead to confusion. Selecting the right plan is a high-stakes decision. Adding to the pressure, beneficiaries can only make decisions during certain periods. To make the right decisions, they...

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Health Insurance for Retirees

Health Insurance for Retirees

Health care is one of the biggest expenses retirees face. According to the most recent estimates from Fidelity, the average couple will spend about $285,000 on health care during retirement. Given the high medical costs, it’s clear that selecting the right health...

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Low-Income Subsidies for Medicare

Low-Income Subsidies for Medicare

Medicare isn’t free. Although many Americans qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A, they still have to pay premiums for the other parts of Medicare, as well as deductibles and copays. All of these out-of-pockets can add up, sometimes with disastrous effects....

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Medicare Part D: Understanding Prescription Drug Coverage

Medicare Part D: Understanding Prescription Drug Coverage

Many Americans are struggling to pay for their medications. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the average American spends about $1,200 on prescriptions each year. For seniors, who often take multiple prescriptions while living on...

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Do Your Clients Have the Electronic Medicare & You Handbook?

Do Your Clients Have the Electronic Medicare & You Handbook?

Between now and May 31, you can sign up to receive a digital copy of the Medicare & You Handbook. It has all the same information as the traditional paper version, but the electronic format comes with advantages over the physical book. Tell your clients to sign up...

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Medicare Scams – Share This with Clients!

Medicare Scams – Share This with Clients!

Does it seem like half the calls you get are from scammers? You’re not alone. According to data from First Orion, scams calls went from 3.7 percent of all calls in 2017 to 29.2 percent in 2018. This year, scam calls are expected to account for 44.6 percent of all...

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New Medicare App

New Medicare App

Determining coverage has never been easier. CMS recently released an app that provides coverage information on Medicare. With the What’s Covered app, anyone can search for a service or item and see whether it’s covered under Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B. How Can...

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What’s New in Medicare and Social Security for 2019

What’s New in Medicare and Social Security for 2019

Many of us are still struggling to remember to write “2019” instead of “2018.” Nevertheless, the new year is well underway. In case you’re still catching up, here’s a look at what’s changing in Medicare and Social Security. Social Security Adjustments The Social...

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Can You Deduct Medicare Expenses on Taxes?

Can You Deduct Medicare Expenses on Taxes?

Everyone has to pay taxes, but no one wants to pay more than they have to. Whether you’re counting on a big refund or simply want to keep the amount owed to Uncle Sam as low as possible, you need to take every deduction that’s legal. For many people aged 65 or older,...

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10 Questions to Answer Before You Choose Your Medicare Plan

10 Questions to Answer Before You Choose Your Medicare Plan

Open enrollment for Medicare runs between October 15 and December 7. This is when beneficiaries can switch plans for the upcoming year. Choosing a plan is an important task, and it shouldn’t be done before you answer these 10 questions. Has your current plan changed?...

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How to Choose a Good Medicare Insurance Agent

How to Choose a Good Medicare Insurance Agent

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare starts October 15. Between then and December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can make coverage changes for 2019. You can switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage. You can switch from Medicare Advantage to Original...

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How to Check Your New Medicare Card Status

How to Check Your New Medicare Card Status

New Medicare cards are coming – sometime between April 2018 and April 2019. It’s a pretty big timeframe, and it’s leaving a lot of people wondering exactly when they can expect their card to arrive. The good news is that there are three easy ways to check your...

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Could You Benefit from A Medicare Diabetes Assistance Program?

Could You Benefit from A Medicare Diabetes Assistance Program?

Do you have trouble paying for important diabetes treatments? If so, you’re not alone, and help is available in the form of assistance programs. Diabetes is extremely common in the United States. According to the CDC, 9.4 percent of the U.S. population has the chronic...

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How Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicaid Differ

How Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicaid Differ

Navigating health insurance is challenging, and this doesn’t change when you turn 65 and age into Medicare. Although Medicare will likely be your main source of health insurance from this point on, you still have many options. To help you make the best choice for your...

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