Does Medicare Cover Dental Health Expenses? What You Need to Know

Many Medicare Advantage plans cover at least part of the cost of a dental exam and cleaning, as well as some of the cost of fillings, extractions, and dentures. You can locate these plans on the website of your Medicare plan provider, or you can call Medicare and ask about Medicare Advantage plans. How does […]

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What if I Missed the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?

Over 62 million people were enrolled in Medicare last year. That means that about 18% of people in the United States received health care benefits through the Medicare program. Pretty amazing, right? During the year there are a few opportunities to enroll, switch or drop the Medicare plan you are on. One of those opportunities […]

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Myth vs Fact: Can I Get Medicare if I’ve Never Worked?

For over 50 years, the Medicare system has been helping adults over 65 and individuals with disabilities afford healthcare. The system is designed to help individuals and families pay for medical services including hospital visits, preventive services, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice. Medicare is available without a premium cost to individuals who have worked a […]

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is just about to start. Now is the time to take a good look at your current Medicare Plan and the upcoming changes to make sure it will still fit your lifestyle and needs. On October 1, all Medicare Advantage carriers released their new and updated plan information that take […]

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Choosing the Right Medicare Advantage Plan: What is the difference between HMO and PPO?

If you’ve ever had to pick an employer sponsored health plan, chances are you’ve had to choose between these plans: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). If you’ve decided to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan instead of a Medicare Supplement plan (Medi-gap), you’ll have to make a similar decision. If you’re […]

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Choosing Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement: What’s Covered?

Picking a health plan is a big decision, which is why it’s important to carefully weigh your options when choosing a Medicare plan. Original Medicare, which includes Part A and Part B, covers many expenses, but beneficiaries still end up being responsible for certain copayments and deductibles. Original Medicare also does not provide coverage for […]

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Understanding Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC) for Medicare

With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) right around the corner, you want to make sure you are on the right plan for your needs. Around September 30th, those who have a Medicare Advantage plan, or a Part D drug plan will receive an Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC) from the insurance company in which […]

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Preventing Medicare Fraud

Millions of people in the United States depend on Medicare for medical care and services, but unfortunately, every year Medicare sees billions of dollars of losses due to fraudulent behavior from dishonest people. In 2020, the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that Medicare payments of either an incorrect amount or that shouldn’t have been made […]

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How to Avoid Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties

Enrolling for Medicare and making the right plan selection is a big decision. While it is important to weigh all your options, failure to get coverage on time can lead to penalties that increase Medicare costs over time. Medicare late enrollment penalties can catch people off guard, which is why you should be aware of […]

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Travel and Events, Make the Best of It with These Tips

Even with the new strains of COVID-19 surfacing and infection rates rising, people are starting to get out and enjoy life again. Ballparks and concert venues are alive with people, farmer’s markets and festival vendors are showing off their wares, even cruise lines have started to ship out to fun and exciting destinations. As we […]

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