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Your Guide to Medigap and Other Medicare Supplement Plans

Your Guide to Medigap and Other Medicare Supplement Plans

Medigap is Medicare supplemental insurance. Private insurance companies sell these policies. They are designed to help cover the gaps in healthcare costs with original Medicare, such as deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. It can also help with services Medicare does not cover, including travel outside the U.S. Why You Might Need

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Understanding the “Welcome to Medicare” Physical Exam

Understanding the “Welcome to Medicare” Physical Exam

During the first 12 months after enrolling in Part B, Medicare covers a one-time, preventative physical exam. This is known as the “Welcome to Medicare” exam. It includes a thorough checkup and health review. It also provides education and counseling on preventative services, such as screenings and vaccines, as well

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Helping a Parent Register for Medicare

Helping a Parent Register for Medicare

Medicare can be a confusing subject for anyone. Even people in the industry have been known to struggle with navigating the official website. It is entirely understandable if a parent needs a little help.  The good news is that your parent may not have to register for Medicare; enrollment is

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What Do I Need To Know For Medicare Open Enrollment?

The first thing you need to know about Medicare open enrollment is the time frame. The window for fall open enrollment begins on October 15 and runs through December 7. Fall open enrollment is also called the annual election period. Any changes you make during this enrollment period become effective

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Medicare vs Medicaid

Medicare Vs. Medicaid: What’s The Difference?

As stated on medicare.gov, Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, certain people with disabilities under the age of 65, and people of any age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) – permanent kidney damage requiring a transplant or dialysis. Medicaid is a joint state and federal program

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A Brief History Of Medicare

Americans began receiving Medicare benefits after 1965, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the legislation into law. But the cause actually started with Teddy Roosevelt, who ran for president in 1912 on a platform that included national health insurance. The following is a brief sketch of Medicare events after President Roosevelt.

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Keeping Up With Medicare Changes

Keeping up with Medicare changes can be a challenge. The entire subject is complicated to begin with, and with the rules change from time to time, it can add more confusion into the mix. One way to stay abreast of Medicare changes is to look online. A Google search can

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Qualifying For Medicare Before Age 65

When you turn 65, you automatically become eligible for Medicare if you qualify for Social Security benefits or are a citizen or permanent resident living in the U.S. Certain people under the age of 65 may also be eligible for Medicare due to disability. What Qualifies a Person Under Age

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New Medicare Enrollment: How Do I Find A Participating Doctor?

When you turn 65, you may get Medicare automatically if you are receiving Social Security benefits, or you may need to enroll. You have choices as to how you get your coverage, including Original Medicare or one of the Medicare Advantage Plans, which are offered by Medicare-approved private companies that

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