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Does Medicare cover dialysis and kidney transplants?

Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance provide expansive coverage for dialysis and kidney transplants, two common treatments for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). ESRD is a condition where your kidneys lose most of their function or stop working completely. When functioning properly, kidneys help filter the body’s blood, prevent the buildup of body waste, keep electrolytes […]

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What if I cannot afford Medicare?

Medicare was developed to expand medical care and health insurance affordability for citizens who are disabled or 65 and older. Original Medicare (Medicare Parts A and B) provides many benefits, but you may have to pay out-of-pocket costs to use those benefits. Medicare coverage comes with monthly premiums, deductibles, co-payments, co-insurance, and other out-of-pocket costs. […]

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What are Medicare excess charges?

A Medicare excess charge is the cost difference between the Medicare-approved insurance payment amount for a medical service and the amount your health care provider typically charges for that service. Medicare excess charges only occur if your doctor does not accept Medicare assignment. If your physician accepts Medicare assignment, he or she must accept the Medicare-approved […]

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What is first-dollar Medigap coverage?

First-dollar Medigap coverage is when a Medicare Supplement insurance plan covers both the Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B deductible. With first-dollar Medigap plans, policyholders don’t have to pay these deductibles before their Medicare health insurance benefits kick in. Medigap Plan C and Plan F are the only plans with first-dollar Medigap coverage in the […]

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10 facts about Medicare

Medicare can be overwhelming, so it is important to start with the basics. Listed below are 10 facts you should know about Medicare. Fact 1: Medicare is for seniors and the disabled Medicare is a federally-funded health insurance program for people age 65 or older and some younger people who have qualifying disabilities or who […]

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What is Medicare SELECT?

Medicare SELECT is a form of Medicare Supplement insurance that requires you to use specific medical facilities and doctors that are within the plan’s network. Unlike regular Medigap plans that provide coverage for approved services performed anywhere that accepts Medicare, Medicare SELECT plans are more restrictive. Your insurance provider pre-determines a network of hospitals, medical […]

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What is a guaranteed issue right?

A guaranteed issue right allows you to purchase a Medicare Supplement insurance policy from any company without regard to your health condition. You only have a guaranteed issue right in certain situations.

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How does Obamacare affect Medigap?

Obamacare typically does not negatively affect Medigap insurance, but it does have both positive and negative effects on Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, was passed in 2010 to remodel health care in the United States. Although it primarily changed private insurance, it did make some changes […]

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Can my Medicare Supplement insurer cancel my policy?

An insurance company can cancel your Medigap policy, but only in a few situations. Typically, your policy is guaranteed renewable. But despite this protection, there are some exceptions to the rule. Medigap plan cancellation can happen for a number of reasons, such as: You stopped paying the monthly premium. You were dishonest on the Medicare […]

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Retirement health insurance options

After you retire, you have a wide variety of health insurance options available. Your best option will depend on your needs, your budget, and your eligibility. The following are some common retiree health insurance options:* Medicare Medicaid Retiree insurance Military programs COBRA Marketplace plans This article will outline the most common health insurance options for […]

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