Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare Supplement Plans There is one question we get from a lot of our clients who are new to Medicare. “What are Medicare Supplement plans?” A Medicare Supplement Plan (Medigap) helps pay for some or all of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover. Generally, there are 10 standardized Medicare Supplement plans.  Each plan is labeled with the letters A through N.   The letter represents a specific set of federally mandated benefits.  Private companies can choose to sell some…

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Medicare vs Medicaid

Do you know the difference between Medicare vs Medicaid? The words are very similar and often confused. Both are government programs and help people pay for health care. However, that’s where the similarities end with Medicare vs Medicaid. MEDICARE  Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are 65+ years old. Medicare’s 4 parts a variety of services. Medicare Part A = Hospital stays (inpatient hospital, nursing facilities, hospice, etc) Part B = Medical services (doctors’ visits, outpatient,…

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Medicare Explained

Medicare Explained What is Medicare?  How do the parts work?  Can I get help? Only about 12% of Americans receive advice about Medicare, when 50% expect to receive it. There are 4 parts when it comes to Medicare: Part A, Part B, Part C (advantage), Part D (prescription). Part A has no additional monthly premiums and covers hospital stays (Inpatient Coverage) Part B will typically have a monthly premium and covers doctor’s visits and tests (Outpatient Coverage) Consequently, Part A…

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Compare Medicare Supplement Plans

Compare Medicare Supplement Plans Shopping your Medicare plan can allow you to save money on your Medigap policy, prescription drugs, and other health expenses. So why aren’t you? It’s commonplace to compare prices, clip coupons and look senior savings days.  This is all in a valiant effort to get the best price on groceries or gasoline for example.  A recent study showed people over 65 spend very little time shopping for their Medicare health insurance plan and the reason you ask… FEAR! You…

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Medicare Advantage Dis-enrollment Period

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DIS-ENROLLMENT PERIOD AKA “MAPD”. There are different ways that you can receive your Medicare coverage, or add onto that coverage. Medicare Advantage plans offer an alternative way to receive your Medicare benefits through a private, Medicare-approved insurance company. They must include all your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage, but may offer additional benefits not included in Original Medicare. There are many different types of Medicare Advantage plans, as described below: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) require you to use health-care…

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