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Medicare and Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount

Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount Some individuals believe that once they begin Medicare, that it is free.  Unfortunately, that is not true. Original Medicare is composed of two working parts, Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. Medicare Part A is free for most individuals because they paid Medicare taxes while working. Medicare Part B [...]

By |2024-02-11T12:49:55-06:00February 11th, 2024|General, Medicare, Part B, Part D|

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

  Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (For Individuals Currently Enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan) January 1st through March 31st The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP) gives you the opportunity to enroll in another Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan or go back to Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B). Normally, [...]

By |2024-02-15T18:48:58-06:00February 9th, 2024|General, Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Part A, Part B, Part C|

Extra Help for Medicare Part D

  Medicare Part D Extra Help Medicare Part D Extra Help is a federal program that lowers your Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) premiums and lowers the cost of your prescriptions. You may qualify if you have limited income and assets. Extra Help Eligibility/Qualifications Your monthly income falls into a certain range and your assets [...]

By |2024-01-27T16:43:58-06:00February 7th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Vaccines Covered by Medicare

  Medicare Covers Many Vaccines for Free! Great news! Because of a prescription drug law that went into effect January 1, 2023, your Medicare Part D drug plan will cover the cost of most vaccines. All adult vaccines that are recommended by the CDC are covered with no out-of-pocket costs to you. Medicare Part B [...]

By |2024-01-27T15:12:02-06:00February 1st, 2024|Uncategorized|

Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?

Cataract Surgery and Medicare Does Medicare pay for cataract surgery? The short answer is yes. Medicare covers certain medically necessary services, such as cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists are eye doctors with advanced medical and surgical training. Your cost and coverage will depend on the option you selected as your primary. [...]

By |2024-02-03T20:37:22-06:00January 20th, 2024|General, Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Outpatient, Part B|

Medicare and Cancer Coverage

Medicare and Cancer Coverage Unfortunately, Cancer is something many of us will face directly or indirectly at some point during our lifetime.  According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.9 million new Cancer cases were diagnosed in the United States in 2023. Does Medicare cover Cancer? Yes, it does.  Depending on your choice for coverage [...]

When Can I Change My Medicare Advantage Plan

When Can I Change My Medicare Advantage Plan If we lived in a perfect world, you would be more than satisfied with your new Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage plans may be a perfect coverage option for some individuals. However, situations occur, and maybe you realize that your family doctor doesn’t accept your plan, or [...]

By |2024-02-03T20:43:59-06:00January 17th, 2024|General, Medicare, Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D|

Home Health Services Covered By Medicare

Original Medicare and Home Health Care Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and/or Part B) will cover eligible home health services if you are considered homebound and need part-time or intermittent services. To Qualify and be Considered Homebound: You are having trouble leaving your home without some type of help due to an illness or injury. Examples [...]

By |2024-01-15T13:20:16-06:00January 15th, 2024|General, Home Health Care, Medicare, Outpatient, Part A, Part B, Services|

New to Medicare: Consider Your Coverage Options

New to Medicare Several months prior to your 65th birthday, something happens.  You start receiving mail and phone calls like never before.  Every phone call and letter you receive in the mail is about Medicare. You will also receive a book in the mail entitled Medicare and You Handbook.  This book has information and terms [...]

By |2024-02-05T04:49:29-06:00January 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Your Cost for Medicare

Medicare Premiums Medicare Part A Covers inpatient hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, inpatient rehabilitation, and some home health care services. Thankfully, most Medicare beneficiaries do not have a Part A premium since they have 40 or more quarters of employment. Forty Quarters is the equivalent to ten years. For a stay in a skilled nursing facility, [...]

By |2024-02-04T21:59:19-06:00December 30th, 2023|General, Medicare, Part A, Part B|
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