Your new Medicare card is on its way, and for millions has already arrived. The new red, white and blue cards are long overdue, and offer significant relief from Medicare fraud and identity theft. New cards will go to both existing and new Medicare beneficiaries. People signing up for Medicare for … [Read more...]
How-to replace a Medicare Card.
Make sure your address is correct at Social Security.
Login to your MyMedicare.gov account.
Select the "Order Card" button located on the Replacement Medicare Card tab.
Wait... your replacement card will arrive within 4 weeks.
You can also visit … [Read more...]
How-to Qualify for Dual Eligibility (Medicare + Medicaid)
You must be enrolled in Medicare Part A.
You must prove your income is at or below the national poverty level.
You must prove that you do not have cash value resources above a certain value.
You must apply at your local … [Read more...]
If you're about to retire or planning for your retirement, you might be considering a Medicare Advantage plan. 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...]
The basics of Medicare eligibility are simple. First, you must be a United States citizen or a permanent, legal resident for at least five years. Second, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Be age 65 or older and eligible for Social Security; or
Be permanently disabled and … [Read more...]
If you are a new beneficiary, getting your first Medicare card is automatic. The Social Security Administration will automatically enroll you in Medicare Part A as soon as you are eligible. For most people, the same is true of Medicare Part B.
In most cases, your red, white, and blue Medicare … [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...]
If you qualify for Social Security Disability income benefits due to a permanent disability, you most likely also qualify for Medicare benefits to cover your medical expenses. To qualify for Medicare Disability, most people will need to first collect Social Security Disability for two years. … [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...]
Veterans older than 65 years of age may be able to get health benefits from both Medicare and the Veterans’ Administration. In order for that to happen, several things must be in place. A veteran must have applied for and be entitled to Veterans benefits, and the veteran must be enrolled in Medicare … [Read more...]