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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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CMS Announces Medicare Premiums and Cost Sharing for 2017

  • November 10, 2016

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…

2016 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced

  • November 10, 2015

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2016 premiums and deductibles for the Medicare inpatient hospital (Part A) and physician and outpatient hospital services (Part B) programs. Part B Premiums/Deductibles As the Social Security Administration previously…

Can I have Medicare and an HSA?

  • October 2, 2015

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are great, and they're growing in popularity every single year. But a lot of people are working past age 65 nowadays, and some choose to sign up for their HSA-qualified employer-sponsored health plan even though they…

Medicare & You 2016 Handbook now available

  • September 18, 2015

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) prepares a detailed handbook to answer your Medicare-related questions, and the 2016 version is now available. Use this handbook as a resource to help you: Get the care you need when you…

Can I postpone Medicare if I have coverage through my employer?

  • September 4, 2015

As more and more people are working past age 65, this question is becoming more common. Employees who are eligible for their group health plan may find that the group coverage is better, either because their doctor accepts the employer…

Who pays first – Medicare or Employer coverage?

  • August 21, 2015

We get this question all the time. More and more people are working past age 65 nowadays, and for a variety of reasons some people choose to sign up for both Medicare and the group health coverage offered through their…

The Medicare Part B premium varies with income

  • August 7, 2015

You may already know that you pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) once you sign up for Medicare, but did you know that the amount you pay for Part B varies with income? Most people will pay…

Medicare Supplement Comparison Chart

  • July 24, 2015

One nice thing about Medigap plans is that they’re standardized, which means that a plan F from one insurance company, for instance, covers the same basic benefits as a plan F from another company. While standardization makes the policies easy…

When can I buy Medigap?

  • July 10, 2015

Here's a handy guide from Medicare.gov which explains when people can purchase Medicare supplement insurance policies. Buy a policy when you're first eligible The best time to buy a Medigap policy is during your 6-month Medigap open enrollment period, because…