New Medicare cards begin mailing April 2018
Medicare will begin mailing out new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. The new cards will feature a unique Medicare Number, rather than a Social Security Number. The new Medicare Num. . .
2017 Medicare costs
For the most up-to-date information, please check out our guide to 2018 Medicare Costs. Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles in 2017 increased from those in 2016, while Medicare Part A costs ch. . .
ACA saves Medicare beneficiaries billions in drug costs
By Christian Worstell Medicare beneficiaries saved billions of dollars on prescription drugs due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to 2014 data from the Department of Health and Hu. . .
Can I change my Medicare Supplement insurance plan?
You can change your Medicare Supplement insurance plan any time of the year. You may want to consider changing your plan or insurance company to increase your benefits or lower your monthly costs. M. . .
International Medicare and Medigap coverage
Clothing — check. Passport — check. Medical coverage? If you are enrolled in Medicare and planning a vacation abroad, you should review what international medical services are covered under Medic. . .
What are cost-sharing plans?
Unlike other Medigap plans that provide 100% coverage for certain benefits, cost-sharing Medicare Supplement Insurance plans provide only partial coverage for some specific benefits. There are two c. . .
What is long-term care insurance?
Long-term care insurance* is an optional form of insurance that provides extended coverage for health care services and support systems you may need after reaching a point when you can no longer care . . .
Pre-standardized Medigap plans
Pre-standardized Medigap plans are plans sold before July 1992. 1 Before 1980, Medigap plans (also called Medicare Supplement Insurance) were regulated solely by individual states, according to a rep. . .
Can I get a Medigap policy if I have a pre-existing condition?
By Christian Worstell You have guaranteed access to a Medicare Supplement insurance policy if you buy during your Medigap open enrollment period, even if you have a pre-existing condition. It’s pos. . .
Medigap Plan F and Plan C are ending
Two popular Medigap plan options in the United States are ending in the near future. Medigap Plan F and Plan C are going away because of a new law that no longer allows Medigap policies for newly eli. . .