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Medicare Excess Charges are additional fees charged on top of the Medicare-approved amount for certain services, up to 15%.
There are ways to protect yourself from these charges. Enrolling in a Medigap Plan G gives you the most security from excess charges.
Finding a Medicare agent near you is easy. You can search online to find local agents in your area.
Services provided by licensed insurance agents are free to the beneficiary.
Medicare agents near you can explain the different plans and policies, and help you choose the best plan for your needs and budget.
Medicare is a federal program that provides health insurance for people over the age of 65, as well as certain individuals with disabilities. Medicaid, on the other hand, is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance for individuals and families with low incomes.
Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not cover the cost of dental implants. However, there are other plans such as Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) and Medicare Part D that may offer coverage for dental implants and prescription medications. Please keep reading to learn more…
*SPOILER ALERT* Starting in 2023, Medicare will cover the shingles vaccine. You will need a Medicare Advantage or Medicare drug plan to help with cost.
Mammograms are an important part of preventative health care for women, as they help to detect breast cancer early.
So, it’s important to know if Medicare covers mammograms and how to go about getting one.
Seeing a chiropractor has many health benefits. Unfortunately, in most cases, these sessions aren’t covered by Original Medicare.
In most cases, you will pay 100% if you are on Original Medicare.
Alternatively, you can consider a Medicare Advantage plan.
The last day to submit an enrollment application during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period is December 7th.
If you made plan changes during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, your new coverage will start on January 1st.
There are over 3,000 Medicare Advantage plan options in 2023. Most Medicare beneficiaries will have, on average, 43 plans to choose from.
You aren’t alone! Call our licensed agents for help today!
Considering the affordability of cancer insurance, yes! Its estimated 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are diagnosed with cancer.
Whether you are 18 or 65, cancer plans have you covered.
Medicare Coverage for Erectile Dysfunction is obtainable through some Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Part D plans. Learn more!
2023 Medicare cost, including premiums, deductibles and copays for Original Medicare have been announced by CMS.
Medigap Insurance Plans work with Original Medicare and act as secondary insurance. These plans are also commonly...
As part of the final ruling issued by CMS on October 28, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act will help extend coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for certain beneficiaries.
Medicare Advantage and Hospital Indemnity Insurance plans go together like peanut butter and jelly. Ham and cheese. Ketchup and Mustard. You get the point.
(Medicare Part C) Medicare Advantage Plans offer great coverage and extra benefits Medicare doesn’t cover.
However, Medicare Advantage Plans don’t cover 100% for hospital admissions. Getting a hospital indemnity plan can help fill those gaps!
Learn all about 2023 Humana Medicare Plans. We’ve included everything you need to know, so you can find the right Medicare plan today.
What everyone needs to know: Medigap vs Medicare Advantage. Network or No Network? Referrals for specialist? $0 Premium. How do you choose?
The 2023 Medicare Annual Election Period starts today, October 15th and ends December 7th.
During this time, all eligible Medicare beneficiaries can review and make changes to their coverage.
Even if you are satisfied with your plan, be sure you take the time to review plan changes and compare the coverage to the market.
Whether you’re turning 65 and new to Medicare or changing your plan during the Annual Enrollment Period, here are 3 things to know before choosing a Medicare plan.
The most common time to change Medicare Advantage Plans is during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. This enrollment period takes place one time every year and allows for all Medicare beneficiaries to make changes to their current plan or enroll in a new Medicare Advantage plan.
New Medicare Advantage Plans and benefits are announced to the public on October 1st. You can submit your application for coverage beginning October 15th and no later than December 7th.
While most costs continue to increase, we are expecting lower Medicare Supplement premiums in 2023. Don’t get stuck paying more than you need to. Be sure to review your Medigap premium in 2023 and speak with a licensed agent at Senior HealthCare Solutions. Our team can compare over 25+ top-rated Medicare carriers in minutes.
New 2023 Medicare Part D Cost has been released by Medicare. Inflation reduction act has also been passed to help lower drug cost by 2025!
Insurance companies are beginning to give sneak peaks into the New 2023 Medicare Advantage Plans. Enrollment Period begins October 15 and ends December 7th.
Medicare Prior Authorization is a cost-saving measure that requires your doctor or other health care provider to get approval from Medicare before you receive certain types of care. In some cases, prior authorization can even help you avoid costly mistakes, such as receiving duplicate tests or procedures.
Original Medicare does cover medically necessary dermatology services, and some preventive services, such as screenings for skin cancer.
The standard age for Medicare eligibility is 65, not 62. Some people can enroll earlier if disabled or have certain medical conditions.
The use of medical marijuana is becoming more and more accepted as a viable treatment option for a variety of conditions and diseases.
Medical marijuana offers health benefits for seniors and those of most ages.
Tricare for Life is supplemental insurance policy that helps cover some of the costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover.
Although Medical Marijuana is legal in many states, not all Medicare plans may cover the cost of your Marijuana prescription.
Medicare tax is a type of payroll tax and is automatically deducted from your paycheck. Medicare tax helps fund and pay for Medicare Part A.
There are 4 simple ways to pay your Medicare premiums. One way is Medicare Easy Pay, which is a free service that allows benefiaires to make automatic payments online.
Obesity is a growing problem in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than one-third of Americans are obese. Obesity increases your risk for many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Losing weight can help reduce your risk for these diseases.
The good news for Medicare beneficiaries is that there are several Medicare bariatric surgery options for weight loss. In fact, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare covers four types of bariatric surgeries: Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch and Lap-Band Surgery.
Medicare does cover knee gel injections and are great alternative treatment to full knee surgeries and replacement.
Medicare Donut Hole is a term used to describe the coverage gap in Medicare’s prescription drug benefit. In general, Medicare Part D plans have a deductible, an initial coverage phase, coverage gap (Donut Hole) and a catastrophic coverage phase.
The Medicare Flex Card is a credit/debit card that can be used to pay for Medicare-covered expenses. It can be used at any health care provider that accepts Medicare, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies.
The card can also be used to pay for health care services not covered by Medicare, such as dental, vision and hearing care. The Medicare Flex Card is not an insurance policy, and it does not replace Medicare coverage.
Under new, special circumstances for 2022, you can now enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Part B outside of the General Enrollment Period.
Medicare offers a variety of Medicare Advantage plans, but two most popular types of health insurance plans: HMOs and PPOs.
Medicare Supplement Plan N (Medigap Plan N) is a supplemental insurance policy that helps cover some of the costs not covered by Medicare Parts A and B including copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.
CMS ruling is intended to reduce prescription drug cost and provide more transparency for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans.
The perception can be that Medicare Advantage Plans are bad or meant for low-income only. It’s our opinion, they are misrepresented.
Medicare: Is an insurance program for people over 65. Medicaid: Is a health insurance program for people with low income.
Which Medicare Supplement Plan is better? Better is different for everyone. Compare coverage and pricing. Medicare Plan F vs Plan G vs Plan N
Comparing Medicare Medigap Insurance Plans is easy with our Medigap Plans Comparison Chart. There are 12 different types of Medigap Plans.
Medicare Supplemental Plan G (Medigap Plan G) is a supplemental insurance plan that helps cover most of the costs that Medicare does not.
Medicare Supplement Plan F (Medigap Plan F) is a type of Medicare Supplement plan that helps cover the costs of Medicare covered services.
The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period deadline is March 31. Not sure if you’re eligible? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
There are a few things to consider when looking for a Medicare healthcare provider. Most importantly, does she/he accept Medicare.
We help you determine your Medicare eligibility. Want to know the Medicare requirements or if you qualify for Medicare? Read this now!
Applying for Medicare: Knowing when to apply and how to apply for Medicare is confusing. We teach all in this article.
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