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 . . .
How to Disenroll or Switch Medicare Plans for 2020 Coverage
The period formerly known as the Medicare Disenrollment Period (MADP) is now referred to as the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, which lasts from January 1 to March 31 each year. If you wan. . .
The Annual Election Period (AEP) for 2020 Medicare Enrollment
The 2020 Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) is sometimes referred to by several names such as the 2020 Annual Enrollment Period or the Fall Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Despite the different. . .
The Top Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans of 2020
The top Medicare Supplement Insurance (also called Medigap) plan for you may depend on your unique coverage needs. The Medicare Supplement plans that offer the most standardized benefits in 2020 (for. . .
2020 Medicare Costs and Premiums
Medicare costs tend to fluctuate each year, and 2020 will be no exception. While the 2020 costs of Medicare Part A and Part B premiums, deductibles and other expenses won’t be released until fall 2. . .
Medicare and You 2020: The Annual Medicare Handbook
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issues a handbook every year titled Medicare and You. A printed copy of Medicare & You 2020 will be mailed to beneficiaries in late September,. . .
The Average Cost of Medicare: Ranked by State
The average cost of Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t differ much from one state to another. Original Medicare has standardized 2019 costs set by the federal government. But Medicare Ad. . .
Does Medicare cover sleep apnea equipment?
Medicare does cover CPAP machine therapy if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea. You may be eligible for sleep apnea treatment options if you are enrolled in Medicare Part B and have been diagnosed w. . .