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...] about How to Qualify for Home Health Care & Get Financial Assistance
If you're under the age of 65 and you qualify for Medicare benefits due to a disability or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you may or may not be able to purchase Medicare supplement insurance plans. It all depends on where you live. However, you absolutely will once you do turn age 65.
Medicare Plan F High Deductible is a version of the regular Medicare Plan F in which you pay all costs until spending reaches the annual deductible. According to Medicare.gov, this plan is only available to people new to Medicare. That means you can buy this Medigap plan if you first become eligible … [Read more...] about High Deductible Medicare Plan F: Is It Worth The Risk?
Nearly 11 million Medicare beneficiaries use Medicare Supplement insurance to cover the gaps in their traditional Medicare coverage. Also known as Medigap plans, supplemental Medicare policies help pay a portion of the shared costs baked into the original Medicare system. Available in all 50 states, … [Read more...] about Medicare Supplement Plans: What Are They And Who Should Get One?
It has long been assumed that Medicare Advantage plans are the way to go if you need a low monthly premium. The risk trade-off, of course, is higher out of pocket costs until you reach the annual spending limit. However, the premiums are so low on most of the basic plans that many seniors wonder, … [Read more...] about Medigap Plans K and N vs. Medicare Advantage Plans
According to Medicare.gov, whether or not you retire at age 65, you are still eligible for Medicare! In this MedicareWire article, we'll go over what you need to know if you're still working after your 65th birthday.
Working After Age 65
If you, or your spouse, are still employed after … [Read more...] about Are You Eligible for Medicare Yet Still Working? How Does This Affect Your Medicare Coverage?
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of the aorta resulting in an abnormal widening (ballooning) that's in excess of 50 percent of the normal diameter. Most arterial aneurysms form in the abdominal aorta below the kidneys. This is called an infrarenal … [Read more...] about Does Medicare Cover Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings?