How to Change or Switch Medicare Plans?

How to Change or Switch Medicare Plans

Annual Election Period (AEP), October 15 and December 7, is the time each year when you can review your coverage and make changes to your plans. You can: Change from Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare) to a Part C (private Medicare Advantage) plan Change from Medicare Advantage back to Original Medicare Join, drop or switch […]

How to Choose the Right Medicare Plan

how to choose the right medicare plan

Are you trying to choose the right Medicare plan and finding that the deeper you go the more complicated Medicare gets? It’s like a proverbial rabbit hole. The more you dig, the more there is to know. That’ is why there isn’t one right plan that fits everyone. Hopefully, we can give you some good […]

Do I Need to sign up for Medicare If I’m Still Working at 65?

Do I need to sign up for medicare if I'm still working at 65

Q: Do I need to sign up for Medicare at 65 if I’m still working? A: Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and signing up on time can help you avoid premium surcharges. But if you’re working at 65, you get a bit more leeway. Medicare eligibility starts at age 65. Your initial window to […]

How to Enroll in Medicare

How to Enroll in Medicare

Summary: You have several options when the time comes for you to enroll in Medicare. For some people, Medicare enrollment is automatic, while for others, it may depend on when and how they become eligible. How to enroll in Medicare You can enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B in the following ways: […]

Who is Eligible for Medicare?

Who is Eligible 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). Medicare has two parts, Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medicare Insurance). You are eligible for premium-free Part A if you are age 65 or older […]

Medicare Proof of Representation

Medicare Doctor

As a Medicare patient, you’re entitled to privacy concerning who can see your medical records and under what conditions. But there are some occasions when you may want someone else to have access to your records and even be able to make decisions for you. Particularly in cases that involve a Medicare lien, you may need […]

Does Medicare Pay for MRI?

Medicare MRI

If your doctor recommends an MRI scan to examine or diagnose a medical issue, you’re going to want to know whether the cost of the scan will be covered by Medicare. MRI scans can cost an average of $2,611 in the U.S., so you don’t want to be stuck paying out of pocket. Fortunately, Medicare has been […]

Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopy?

Medicare Colonoscopy

If you’ve been told by your doctor that you may be at high risk for colorectal cancer, or if you’re approaching an age at which screenings for colon cancer are recommended, then you may be wondering whether or not your Medicare plan will cover a colonoscopy. The good news is that many colonoscopies are covered by Medicare […]

Does Medicare Cover Shingles?

Medicare and Shingles Vaccine

Shingles is a viral disease that affects around 1 million people each year in the U.S. Although it can affect people at any stage of life, it’s most common in people over 50. Since shingles can be more painful the older you get, many Medicare recipients want to know if they’re covered for the shingles vaccine, which […]

What Is Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D

Medicare Articles News & Media Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print What is Medicare Part D? Medicare coverage typically comes in several parts. There’s Original Medicare Parts A & B, which covers hospital care and doctor’s visits, and Part C, which refers to Medicare Advantage Plans. In this article, […]