Medicare supplement insurance premiums continue to increase. The increases have a lot to do with changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obama) and how these changes affect reimbursements to health care providers. As a result, a lot of seniors are asking about low-cost Medicare … [Read more...]
As of 1 January, 2020, Medicare Supplement Plan F is no longer available to people turning age 65. But, don't fret, you can still get excellent gap coverage for your Original Medicare.
Medicare Supplement Plan C and Plan F are not available to anyone qualifying for Medicare … [Read more...]
Here at MedicareWire, we are not insurance agents. We do not sell Medicare Supplement insurance or any other type of health insurance.
We are educators and senior advocates. Our job is to make sure that seniors and their caretakers have the information they need to make the best decisions … [Read more...]
While studying Medicare & You 2021: The official U.S. government Medicare handbook to look for changes coming in the new year (which you can download here), the MedicareWire staff began noticing language and diagrams that it felt would bias readers. In fact, once you start looking for it, you … [Read more...]
Medicare Advantage plans expanded into dozens of new counties for the 2021 plan year. With the expansion in plans also came the news that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) increased the maximum out-of-pocket (MOOP) limit from $6,700 to $7,550 per year.
However, several … [Read more...]
Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?
If you’re covered by Medicare and have an illness or injury that requires physical therapy, you may wonder, “what does Medicare cover?” More specifically, you’ll likely want to know does Medicare cover physical therapy?
In this article, we will look at … [Read more...]
Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams?
With Original Medicare, you have coverage for all of the routine checkups and preventative care you need. But what about your eyes?
If you are wondering if your medicare benefits cover visits to the eye doctor, you might be surprised by the answer:
Original … [Read more...]
Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?
If you're someone who's hard of hearing and in need of financial assistance, you've probably asked yourself this.
After all, hearing aids can be expensive. They require the devices themselves, costly batteries, proper fitment, and it helps to have them … [Read more...]
Does Medicare cover chiropractic costs?
If you've recently injured your back or are struggling with chronic pain, you might find it helpful to go to a chiropractor and receive spinal adjustments. This procedure is useful, but sessions can add up if you're paying out of pocket.
When you're on … [Read more...]
People with dementia often have a hard time comprehending the world around them. They forget easily, so when they are told they will be moving, they don’t remember. As the process begins, they wonder what is going on and become frightened.
If you've been trying to figure out How to Move a Parent … [Read more...]
Nursing homes are expensive with an average cost in the United States of $7,698 per month (2020 average). Most people cannot afford this expense, but they are in desperate need of the services provided by nursing homes (long-term care facilities).
When finances are not put into place for nursing … [Read more...]
As people age, their risk of becoming injured or ill increases, and hospital stays may not always be the best solution for recovery. Being able to be at home for healing is much more comfortable, which can speed up the time it takes to recover. The only issue is that having home health care can be … [Read more...]
Assisted living and independent living are very different. Assisted living is when someone receives assistance with their daily living tasks, including bathing, grooming, cooking, cleaning, and taking medication. Independent living is when someone lives at home with minimal or no … [Read more...]