One of the most common questions we get here at MedicareWire is, "are Medicare Advantage plans bad?" So, if you're trying to figure out the advantages and disadvantages of Medicare Advantage plans for yourself, read on. In this article, we will explore this exceptionally important question by … [Read more...]
If you are wondering, "do I really need supplemental insurance with Medicare or is it a waste of money?", you're in the right place.
For most people, Medicare supplement insurance (aka, Medigap) is worth every penny. It is not a waste of money. And it offers many valuable benefits.
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Medicare is health insurance for adults aged 65 or older and those with certain disabilities. Many people are surprised to learn that Medicare is not end-to-end healthcare. In fact, from the beginning, Medicare was designed to cover only about 80 percent of a beneficiary's major medical expenses. … [Read more...]
Everything you need to know about Medicare's 2022 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) dates, costs, eligibility, and opportunities to change your Medicare insurance coverage this Fall.
The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) starts each year on October 15 and ends on December … [Read more...]
Medicare Has Premiums, Deductibles, Copayments, Coinsurance, and Other Costs.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that Medicare, the federal government's health insurance program for people age 65 and older, will pay for everything related to their health care. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. The … [Read more...]
In Medicare Mistake #9 we talked about how expensive it can be to go out-of-network in a Medicare Advantage plan and what you can do about it. Similarly, retiring can also be costly with Medicare. In this tenth and final edition of our Medicare Mistakes Series, we'll address three things you need to … [Read more...]
In Medicare Mistake #8 we explained the importance of understanding your coverage and reviewing it annually. In this installment of our Medicare Mistakes Series, we want to explain how costly it can be to go out of network in most Medicare Advantage plans, and what you can do about it.
Key … [Read more...]
In Medicare Mistake #5 we talked about why the best plan for your spouse or friend might not be the best plan for you. In this Medicare Mistakes article, we'll address the importance of reviewing and understanding your coverage to make sure you're actually getting what you need.
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In Medicare Mistake #4 we talked about why Medicare Advantage isn't the best option for people with chronic health issues, and how Medicare supplement insurance offers solid protection from deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. In this article, we'll address the importance of getting the right … [Read more...]
Medicare offers all of its beneficiaries the ability to gain access to quality health care regardless of their race, color, creed, economic status, or health condition. As we discussed in the first article in our Medicare Mistakes Series, Medicare is not free, and the premiums, deductibles, and … [Read more...]
Medicare health insurance is a very personal product. And, other than a household discount from some Medicare supplement companies, there are no discounts for choosing the same plan as your spouse. In this, the fifth article in our Medicare Mistakes Series, we'll cover why buying the same coverage … [Read more...]
If you are a healthy senior, choosing a Medicare plan at age 65 is relatively straightforward. But what if you have chronic health issues? In the fourth article of our Medicare Mistakes Series, we'll address this very important issue.
Original Medicare does not cover routine … [Read more...]
In Mistake #2 of the Medicare Mistakes Series, we addressed forgetting to enroll in Medicare at age 65, but we skimmed over the issue of not enrolling if you are still working and have group health coverage through your employer. In some cases, it's okay to keep your employer's coverage, but in … [Read more...]
In our first article in the Medicare Mistakes Series, we dispelled a common misconception that Medicare health coverage is free. In Mistake #2, we're going to address an equally important topic, getting enrolled on time and avoiding penalties.
Medicare has various enrollment … [Read more...]
Many people mistakenly believe that Medicare is free for retirees and people with disabilities. After all, during all of the years that we work we paid Medicare taxes, right? So, why isn't it free? In this MedicareWire article, we'll explain how much Medicare costs and what you can do to … [Read more...]