If you're about to retire or planning for your retirement, you might be considering a Medicare Advantage (MA), also known as Medicare Part C, are health plans from private insurance companies that are available to people eligible for Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B)..... These are private health plans offered by national and region health insurance companies and healthcare providers. They are similar to Obamacare plans and health coverage you get through … [Read more...]
Blog Posts Related to Medicare Advantage
On this page, you will find blog posts related to Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Part C).
Out-of-pocket costs (aka, out-of-pocket medical expenses) are costs that a beneficiary must pay because their health insurance does not cover them. Out-of-pocket costs are found in the deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance outlined in each health... are those fees that you have to pay at the doctors office, hospital or pharmacy because they are not covered by your Medicare health insurance. Almost all healthcare plans have these expenses, but they vary according to what type of Medicare plan you choose.
Your out-of-pocket … [Read more...]
MSA stands for Medical Savings Account. It's a type of health insurance plan that helps you set aside monies in a tax-free savings account to be used on your health care costs. If you're familiar with Health Savings Accounts outside of Medicare, it's a similar type of health plan.
Some Medicare … [Read more...]
About ten thousand people a day turn 65 in the United States, making them eligible for Medicare health insurance. If you are about to turn 65 you might want to know what being Medicare eligible means to you and how you can best prepare.
The most important thing to be aware of is your Initial … [Read more...]
Flooded by a sea of acronyms, technical terms, facts and figures when you first explore Medicare, you might feel like putting up your hands and giving up. Don't, because it isn't as complicated as it first seems to be. In fact, once you get a handle on the basic terminology you will be well on your … [Read more...]
Anyone that has spent more than a week or two sick or injured in bed knows just how uncomfortable being bedridden can be. Fortunately, there are solutions for patients that need bed sore relief, including air-fluidized beds.
Air fluidized beds are therapy beds that provide an ideal healing … [Read more...]
Years ago I worked in a very high stress job that caused me to have severe headaches. However, the job came with a very unusual perk; We had a full-time acupuncturist on staff.
Once a week I had a thirty minute session with Victor for treatments, including massage therapy, acupuncture, … [Read more...]
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...]
For most people Medicare enrollment is automatic. For some, enrollment terms vary depending on how and when you become eligible.
Most people are automatically enrolled in Medicare when they reach age 65. This is when your Social Security benefits start. If you live in the continental United … [Read more...]
Not everyone pays the same amount for their Medicare. If you have Medicare benefits, the amount you pay for your health insurance depends on how much you earn, the type of Medicare insurance you choose, and how much health care you require.
Medicare has several parts, and each part has different … [Read more...]
Medicare is health insurance for U.S. citizens and legal residents ages 65 and older. Benefits are also available to people with certain disabilities, and those with kidney failure (End-Stage Renal Disease) or Lou Gehrig's Disease. The federal program was created in 1965 to help seniors pay for … [Read more...]
If you're approaching retirement, you may ask yourself, "When does Medicare start?" This article will help you understand when your Medicare benefits will begin.
Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)
Everyone turning age 65, or getting Medicare benefits due to their Social Security disability status, … [Read more...]
Are you paying more than you should for your Medicare healthcare coverage? According to Ellen E. Schultz at the Wall Street Journal, many seniors are over paying, not getting all of the coverage they need, or are simply confused by the variety of choices:
In many cases, the problems stem from … [Read more...]
No, you are not required to join a Medicare drug plan- joining a drug plan is your choice. However, to have Medicare help pay for your drugs, you must join a plan that provides Medicare prescription drug coverage. These plans are run by an insurance company or other private company approved by … [Read more...]
Choose the Coverage You Need First, not the Insurance Company.
There are dozens of companies that sell Medicare Supplements are additional insurance policies that Medicare beneficiaries can purchase to cover the gaps in their Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B) health insurance coverage...., so how do you know which company to choose? Rest assured MedicareWire has been reviewing plans and carriers since 2012. Here's a review of our top … [Read more...]