2016 Medicare costs
Medicare beneficiaries will face higher Medicare costs in 2016. Several costs, including the Part A deductible, the Part A inpatient hospital stay co-insurance, and the Part B deductible will increase. . .
Does Medicare cover cataract surgery?
Medicare may cover cataract surgery if your doctor determines it is medically necessary, Medicare will most likely cover the operation. However, you may be responsible for paying 20% of the Medicare-a. . .
SilverSneakers Wellness Program
SilverSneakers is a wellness program designed for older adults that is included with some Medicare health plans (also called Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part C). More than 12 million people are el. . .
Does Medicare Supplement Insurance Cover Prescriptions?
While Medicare Supplement Insurance(Medigap) plans do not provide prescription drug coverage, you may be able to get prescription drug coverage through a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. You c. . .
Are 2014 Medicare costs tax deductible?
Some Medicare costs are tax deductible; however, they must exceed a certain percentage of your adjusted gross income (AGI) and meet Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. Tax-deductible Medicare c. . .
Do I need Medicare to buy a Medigap policy?
You need to have Original Medicare coverage (Part A and Part B) to buy a Medicare Supplement insurance (Medigap) policy. If you are not enrolled in Medicare or Medigap and want this coverage, you shou. . .
What are Medicare lifetime reserve days?
Medicare Part A only covers some of the costs of inpatient hospital stays for up to 90 days per benefit period. However, you may be able to use Medicare lifetime reserve days to extend your Part A . . .
Are you eligible for Medigap if you’re under 65?
Medicare Supplement Insurance is available nationwide to Original Medicare beneficiaries 65 years old and older. Although Medicare Supplement insurance (Medigap) is primarily for senior citizens, it . . .
Does the Health Insurance Marketplace offer Medigap plans?
The Health Insurance Marketplace does not offer Medicare Supplement insurance plans. The Marketplace also does not sell any other Medicare coverage plans, such as Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage p. . .
Can I keep my doctor on Medicare?
You can keep your current doctor as long as he or she has enrolled in the Medicare program. Medical providers, suppliers and groups must enroll in the Medicare program to be eligible for payments for . . .