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Medicare is a government program for people age 65 and older, people on Social Security disability, and people with End Stage Renal Disease. While Medicare does help with the cost of doctor and hospital visits, there are some significant holes in the coverage. The articles below are intended to help you become familiar with the Medicare program as well as some private insurance options that can make your coverage more complete.
 
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Extra Benefits if you have a BCBSTX Medicare Supplement

Blue Medicare Supplement Insurance plans offer benefits above and beyond standard insurance benefits, including a 24/7 nurse line, vision and hearing discounts and allowances, and health & wellness discounts through the Blue 365 program.

Changing from Marketplace Coverage to Medicare

The below information is taken from the Healthcare.gov website.  Print this Page. If you have a Marketplace plan, you can keep it until your Medicare coverage starts. Then you can end your Marketplace plan without penalty. If you like, you…

Medicare.gov message about traveling outside the United States

Medicare sent the following email to Medicare beneficiaries to let them know that they have only very limited coverage for medical care when traveling outside the United States. This confirms the need for a travel health insurance policy. Planning to…

New Medicare IDs do not use letters that look like numbers

Medicare is sending out new Medicare cards with new ID numbers in an effort to reduce the chance of identity theft (the old numbers were based on the Social Security number of the beneficiary or the beneficiary's spouse). We were…

Medicare Effective Dates for Late Enrollees

We recently received a call from a gentleman who did not sign up for Medicare three years ago when he was first eligible. He finally decided to enroll, so he went to his local Social Security office the first week…

Medicare & You 2018 Handbook now available

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) prepares a detailed handbook to answer your Medicare-related questions, and the 2018 version is now available. Use this handbook as a resource to help you: Get the care you need when you…

CMS Announces Medicare Premiums and Cost Sharing for 2017

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2017 premiums for the Medicare inpatient hospital (Part A) and physician and outpatient hospital services (Part B) programs. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient…

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