Medicare Assistance for the Hearing Impaired
If you have questions about Medicare or Medicare Supplement Insurance, but are unable to speak with an agent because you are hearing impaired, there are several options available to you to help you ge. . .
Dispelling Original Medicare Myths
Even if you’re an expert in health insurance, there are probably some things that may surprise you about Medicare. For everyone else, there are plenty of buzzwords and deadlines to learn before th. . .
The ultimate checklist for navigating Medicare for a loved one
Medicare is known for being complex so when a loved one becomes Medicare eligible or needs help managing their current coverage, coming up to speed can prove to be a challenge. Whether you have a par. . .
Medigap: How to ensure your parent or loved one is getting what they need
If you have helped a parent or loved one enroll in or manage their Original Medicare benefits, you’re likely already quite familiar with how costly Medicare can be. Despite most people not paying a . . .
Medicare and Medicaid Dual Eligibility in 2020
As of 2018, 12. 2 million Americans are dual eligible beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid. This equals over 19% of the total Medicare population in that year. 1 Medicare is the federally-administere. . .
Which Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Is Right For You in 2020?
If you’re eligible for Medicare in 2020, you may be wondering how to find the right Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) plan for your coverage needs. After all, there are 10 different standardi. . .
2020 Medicare IRMAA: Part B and Part D Premium Brackets
The 2020 Medicare IRMAA (Income-Related Monthly Adjusted Amount) is the additional surcharge some higher income earners pay on top of their Medicare Part B and Part D premiums. This IRMAA surcharge i. . .
2020 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) and Medicare Costs
Here’s some news from the Social Security Administration (SSA): Monthly benefit payments will increase slightly for Social Security beneficiaries in 2020. The 2020 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) . . .
Benefit Changes Are Coming to Medicare in 2020
A new year often means a few changes to Medicare. Medicare costs typically fluctuate every year, but how will Medicare benefits change in 2020? Here are a few Medicare benefit changes in 2020 that yo. . .
First-Dollar Coverage Medicare Supplement Plans in 2020
A “first-dollar coverage Medicare plan” refers to a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) plan that doesn’t require you to first satisfy a deductible before your coverage kicks in. In other w. . .