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|

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|

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|

Medicare Supplement Plans

    Medicare Supplement Plans A Medicare Supplement insurance plan, also known as Medigap, is an insurance you can buy that helps pay for the out-of-pocket costs Original Medicare doesn’t cover.  There are ten different supplemental plans to choose for coverage.  Plans are referred to by letters.  The three most purchased plans are   Plan [...]

By |2024-01-29T07:20:39-06:00November 11th, 2023|General, Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Part A, Part B, Plan G, Uncategorized|

Are Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Different?

Original Medicare & Medicare Advantage Comparing the Two Options Original Medicare (Parts A & B) and Medicare Advantage (Part C) are two different ways to receive your Medicare benefits/coverage. Both options provide you with hospital and medical insurance, but there are also differences between them. It's important to learn about the differences in your coverage [...]

By |2024-02-04T22:33:12-06:00November 3rd, 2023|General, Medicare, Uncategorized|
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