Alzheimer’s and Medicare Coverage

  Alzheimer’s and Medicare Coverage According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is estimated that over six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 1 in 9 people age 65 and older have Alzheimer's. Women make up close to two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's. Older Black Americans are almost twice as likely to have Alzheimer's [...]

By |2024-03-25T08:02:35-05:00March 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|

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 |2024-03-19T15:26:04-05:00March 3rd, 2024|Uncategorized|

Medicare and Your Health Savings Account

Your Health Savings Account (HSA) and Medicare According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines, you cannot make contributions to your Health Savings Account once you enroll in Medicare. To contribute pre-tax dollars to an HSA you must be enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan.  The month you begin your Medicare benefits, you should [...]

By |2024-02-29T20:07:49-06:00February 29th, 2024|Uncategorized|

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|

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|

How Do I Apply for Medicare

How Do I Apply For Medicare? You may apply for Medicare online in less than 10 minutes. You simply fill out the online application to enroll in Medicare. Apply for Medicare at SSA.gov   Social Security will review and process your application.  If any additional information is needed, Social Security will contact you. If you aren’t [...]

By |2023-08-09T07:53:21-05:00June 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Medicare in Tupelo, Mississippi

Medicare in Tupelo, MS  Medicare plans available to those eligible in Tupelo include Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and Part D prescription drug plans. Enrollment into any of the following plans requires eligibility for Medicare. Depending on your needs, the most comprehensive coverage offered is through a Medigap plan, also referred to as a Medicare Supplement plan.   You first become eligible [...]

By |2023-05-04T08:36:43-05:00April 30th, 2023|Drug Plan, Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Part D, Uncategorized|

Medicare Commercials!

Medicare Commercials! When you turn your television on to watch your favorite show or catch the news, you more than likely have viewed commercials featuring Joe Namath and J.J. Walker.   These two celebrities can be seen daily advertising products that revolve around Medicare.   Both Namath and Walker are encouraging you to call a toll-free number [...]

By |2023-08-11T12:34:05-05:00March 15th, 2023|Part A, Part B, Uncategorized|
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