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Medicare: Social Security phone delays may give extra enrollment time

Medicare: Social Security offers equitable relief, or late enrollment

There have been major phone system delays with Social Security in 2022 that hindered people from enrolling in Medicare. Now, those who’s enrollment periods have ended can ask for additional time to enroll. You may sign up for the equitable relief to ... MORE
Medicare: Can I pay Medicare premiums with a HSA?

Medicare: Can I pay Medicare premiums with a HSA?

Some premiums under Medicare can be qualified medical expenses. Medicare is a health plan, so planning out any payments that need to be made is a good idea. HSA explained A HSA is a health savings account used to pay for medical ... MORE
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Medicare and local coverage determinations explained

Medicare and local coverage determinations explained

Medicare local coverage determinations and Medicare administrative contractors can be confusing, so here’s how they work. Medicare has a lot of different pieces to it, and it can get overwhelming or confusing at times. One of the confusing terms many may not ... MORE
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What is Medicare sequestration?

What is Medicare sequestration?

Medicare sequestration can be a bit confusing. Here we’ll explain what it is and if it affects you. Five ways to save when shopping on Amazon What is sequestration? Sequestration is the automatic reduction or cancellation of certain federal spending. It is ... MORE
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Does Medicare have dental coverage?

Does Medicare have dental coverage?

Many seniors lack access to dental care because it isn’t covered by Medicare. However, there are options through Medicare Part C. What is monthly Social Security disability payment? What is Medicare Advantage? At 65, most Americans qualify to get healthcare through Medicare ... MORE
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Medicare & Medicaid: Can you have both healthcare coverages at once?

Medicare & Medicaid: Can you have both healthcare coverages at once?

Two of the biggest healthcare programs in the U.S. are Medicare and Medicaid, which are both designed to help Americans without healthcare. The services include free or affordable healthcare to those who don’t have easy access to other options. Medicare and Medicaid ... MORE
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Medicare and Medicaid differences explained

Medicare and Medicaid differences explained

Medicare and Medicaid are two public healthcare options that serve populations in the United States, but what are the differences? Both services help 135 million Americans. Medicare is funded by the government while Medicaid is funded through federal and state budgets on ... MORE
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Social Security & Medicare, signing up for both

People become eligible for Medicare at the age of 65 and often claim it around the time they claim Social Security. But, is it a good idea to claim both at the same time? If you are planning to retire and aren’t ... MORE
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Medicare and assisted living explained

Medicare has different rules when it comes to coverage, but what happens if you need assisted living? Medicare does not cover long term care like assisted living facilities, but it can cover situations which require nursing home stays. There are various services ... MORE
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Medicare: 2022 deductible

Medicare plans have seen a price hike for the year 2022. This means your deductible will be higher. You need to meet a deductible before you’re able to really get financial help from your health insurance company. As seniors struggle to afford ... MORE
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Medicare: Open enrollment boosts smaller insurers

Medicare holds an open enrollment every year for new beneficiaries, but this year some smaller insurance companies saw a bigger turnout than they’re used to. SCAN Health Plan out of California will be adding 62,200 new members to their insurance plans. This ... MORE
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Medicare: Not retired? You can still apply for Medicare

Many Americans who have not yet retired don’t realize they can still apply for Medicare online. The application for Medicare can be done right online with no forms or signatures required. Apply and learn more by visiting their website. I have Part ... MORE
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Medicare: Will meals in hospitals be covered?

Millions of Americans rely on Medicare as their primary health coverage, and when they need help with food they wonder if it’ll help. There are some options available to those currently on Medicare and in need of food. This is if you ... MORE
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Medicare: I have Part A, how do I get Part B?

Millions of Americans use Medicare as their primary source of healthcare coverage, but there are different parts. Some people are enrolled in Part A already, but for whatever reason aren’t enrolled in Part B. So how do you go about getting enrolled ... MORE
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TRICARE coverage and Medicare explained

While Medicare is available to retired Americans collecting Social Security, there is another healthcare available to veterans called TRICARE. TRICARE is a health insurance program for active duty and retired uniformed services members to offer better access to high quality healthcare services ... MORE
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