Medicare

Choosing Between Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage

If you are eligible for Medicare you can chose between getting Medicare benefits through traditional Medicare (also known as original Medicare and traditional Medicare) or a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan.

4 Helpful Medicare Changes in 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized some rule changes to increase the quality of care for people with Medicare by incentivizing clinicians to deliver improved outcomes.

Medicare is Tricky You’re Employed

Here is some crucial advice for protecting your future Medicare benefits if you work past normal retirement age.

Retiring and Enrolling in Medicare: How to Appeal Higher Premiums

If you’re retiring and signing up for Medicare, there’s a chance you’ll be assessed extra monthly charges — at least at first.

Medicare Savings Program

You may qualify to get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums and, in some cases, Part A and Part B deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.

SHIP: State Health Insurance Assistance Program

REE counseling & assistance with enrollment, coverage, claims and more.

How to Cope with Medicare’s Rising Costs

A higher premium in 2022 is just part of the puzzle of health care costs for older Americans. But there are ways to plan.

Understanding Medigap Policies

About 25 percent of seniors in traditional Medicare are also enrolled in private supplemental coverage known as Medigap to help insulate themselves from high out-of-pocket costs.

Understanding Medicare Part D Drug Coverage

Established under the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, the Medicare prescription drug benefit — also known as Medicare Part D — is voluntary insurance that Medicare beneficiaries can purchase to help cover the costs of their prescription drugs.  In 2021, about 77 percent (48 million) of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Part D plan.

Q & A Medicare Part B Premium

The Part B premium is the monthly amount paid by individuals for health coverage in Medicare Part B – a voluntary program that covers physician services, hospital outpatient care, durable medical equipment and other services including some home health care.

Older Adults Struggle to Find Affordable Mental Health Care

New report says Medicare is insufficient coverage, while anxiety and depression are on the rise.

How to shop for a Medigap plan

On this edition of the podcast, we’re going to talk about Medigap – one of the most important types of Medicare insurance, and perhaps one of the least understood.