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8 Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare

Posted by Lesley Couch on Mar 14, 2018 12:05:00 PM


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Topics: prescription drug coverage, disability, Medicare Advantage plans, LIS, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Part A, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part B, Special Enrollment Period, Social Security, Prescription drug plans, Medicaid, Medicare Enrollment, Employee Benefits, initial enrollment period, Employer Insurance, creditable coverage, final expenses

Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supps-Which Is Right For You?

Posted by admin on Jul 7, 2017 4:32:30 PM

Both Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans provide beneficiaries ways to minimize and help control out of pocket costs and also maximize their benefits. 

But-both of these types of health insurance plans work VERY differently and it is important to understand the difference before you decide which Medicare plan is the best fit for you.

Below, we will compare and contrast Medicare Supplements to Medicare Advantage to help aid you in this decision.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, health insurance, Medicare Supplements, Health, applying for Medicare, seniors

Stay Healthy with Medicare Preventative Services

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Apr 18, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Did you know that Medicare covers a full range of preventive services? We want all of our friends and clients to stay healthy and to help with that we wanted to take some time to make sure our readership is aware about the preventative services offered to them through Medicare.

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Topics: Part B, preventative care, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, Health, Medigap, Medicare explained, medicare solutions, how medicare works, explain medicare, Part C

7 Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Apr 4, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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Medicare can certainly be confusing! We decided to compile a list of some of the more commonly asked questions we receive through our call center, website and social media accounts and put all of the answers in one place for you here. Are there any we missed? Please let us know if there is a question (or questions) we can answer for you!

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, disability, Medicare Advantage plans, LIS, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Part A, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part B, Special Enrollment Period, Social Security, Prescription drug plans, Medicaid, Employee Benefits, initial enrollment period, Employer Insurance, creditable coverage

5 Ways Medicare Can Help Cover Dental, Vision and Hearing

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Mar 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Regular dental, vision and hearing exams are important when it comes to maintaining your overall health. The bad news is that preventative screenings for the 3 are not covered under Original Medicare, which means that you will pay out of pocket when you go to see a dentist, eye doctor, or when you go to have a routine hearing test. Paying out of pocket means that your expenses can really start to add up!

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Topics: dental coverage, medicare advantage, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part B, senior hearing, senior dental, vision, vision insurance, Mediare Part A, Original Medicare, What is Original Medicare?, What is Medicare Part B?, What are Medicare Supplements?, What is Medicare Part A?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, Hearing Coverage

What Is Medicare Part C?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Sep 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Medicare Part C, often referred to as Medicare Advantage Plans (MA plans), are plans that are offered by private insurance companies that have been approved by Medicare. So, if you join a Medicare Advantage plan, you will still have Medicare, however, you will get your Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage from the Medicare Advantage plan and not from Original Medicare. MA plans must provide all of the same coverage that Original Medicare does, but it may also offer some added coverage such as vision, dental, hearing and prescription drug coverage.  

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part C, What is Medicare?, Original Medicare, What is Medicare Advantage?, What is Medicare Part C?

2017 Projected Part D Premiums

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Aug 24, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Medicare announced that the average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2017 will remain fairly stable at a projected $34 a month.  This new estimate represents an increase of nearly $1.50 over the average premium of $32.56 for 2016.  Although Part D premiums remain relatively stable, Part D costs to continue to rise faster than any other parts of Medicare.

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Topics: Medicare Supplement Plans, Prescription Drug Plan, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Supplement, AEP, Prescription drugs, Annual Election Period, medicare supplemental insurance, Prescription drug plans, Part D, What is Medicare?, What is AEP?, What is Medicare Part D?, What are Medicare Supplements?, what are medicare supplement plans

Why Choose a Medicare Supplement Instead of Medicare Advantage?

Posted by admin on Jul 27, 2015 9:27:15 AM

According to recent figures, about 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries enhance their benefits with a Medicare Advantage plan. At the same time, about one in for beneficiaries choose a Medicare supplement. Almost everybody on Medicare enhances their benefits with some other insurance, but some people are also entitled to get help with a job-related health insurance plan or another kind of public health insurance plan. Since supplements are generally thought to cost more than Medicare Advantage, some beneficiaries might wonder why they would ever choose a Medicare supplement instead of Medicare Advantage.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Supplements, medicare costs, Medicare Supplement, Medigap, Medicare explained, enrolling in medicare, What is Medicare?, What are Medicare Supplements?

Why consider Medicare Supplements to cover the gaps in Medicare?

Posted by admin on Feb 25, 2015 6:14:16 PM

 

Medicare helps millions of American seniors and disabled people pay medical bills, but there are gaps in the program that still leave beneficiaries vulnerable. Examples are copays, deductibles and things that Medicare doesn’t cover at all. Some Medicare recipients buy supplements, sometimes called Medigap plans, in order to protect themselves against these gaps in health coverage.

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Topics: www.medicare.gov, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare, Medicare Supplements, senior supplement plans, medicare supplements explained, insurance made easy, insurance for seniors, Medicare.gov, Medigap, Medicare explained

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period 2015 - Medicare Gals

Posted by admin on Jan 26, 2015 4:39:09 PM


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Topics: Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Gals, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part C, Medicare Supplement, Medigap, how medicare works, Prescription drug plans, Part D, Part C

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