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Medicare & COVID-19 Vaccines – What You Need to Know

Medicare covers the cost of being vaccinated against COVID-19 for all FDA-authorized vaccines. You will not owe a copay or deductible, and you cannot be charged for being vaccinated against this deadly virus. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or you were charged to get the injections, your provider

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Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Homes?

There may come a time in the life of an elderly person when a nursing home is the best option. Many older persons are living with a range of age-related conditions that must be managed professionally. Medicare offers some strong advantages for senior healthcare, but not all Medicare plans will

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Replacing or Updating Your Medicare Beneficiary Card

Replacing or Updating Your Medicare Beneficiary Card

Your Medicare card is a sensitive, personal record that should be kept in a safe place at all times. But life happens, and sometimes Medicare cards get lost, stolen, or damaged. Life circumstances can also change, such as your name or address, and a Medicare card may need to be

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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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