Posts Tagged ‘health insurance’

How to Choose a Medicare Plan That Will Give You the Best Coverage

Dealing with health insurance is complicated no matter your age, but it’s especially difficult as you get older. Seniors need to make sure they have enough health coverage to meet their needs. But that can be tricky when you’re trying to decide which Medicare plans can cover your conditions, doctors, and prescriptions. Every senior should…

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Is Medicare Plan F Actually Going Away in 2020?

Every year, seniors must deal with new changes to Medicare. And this year, a big change lies ahead: Medicare Plan F could disappear, leaving enrollees without supplemental health insurance coverage. Without Plan F, seniors could face higher costs, fewer choices, and different levels of coverage. One of the most popular Medicare supplement plans, Plan F…

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Why Medicare is Important for Seniors with Diabetes

If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you may need to regularly test your blood sugar and inject yourself with insulin if your body is unable to produce this critical hormone.1 For some seniors who are on a fixed income, the additional costs that stem from a diabetes diagnosis may be too much for their budget to bear. That’s where Medicare comes in. If you have diabetes, it pays to be aware of all the different ways that Medicare can help you. Here are some of the reasons why Medicare is so critical to seniors with diabetes.

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What to Know About Medicare Supplements in 2019

Medicare isn’t comprehensive. Most plans have gaps, so Medicare Supplement, or Medigap, policies are designed to subsidize the costs and services that would otherwise land in beneficiaries’ laps.1 Medicare open enrollment may be over, but certain seniors can still purchase Medigap policies. If they’re between the ages of 65 and 65½, then they’re eligible to…

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What Men Need to Know About the Changes to Medicare

You only have a few more days to enroll or add additional coverage to your Medicare plan. If you’re a male who is suffering from a chronic disease, there are changes that you should be aware of. It’s not a surprise that men and women face different health challenges. Studies suggest that males are more…

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2019 Medicare Changes You Should Know

Your Medicare plan doesn’t stay the same from year to year. There are always changes, and in 2019 there are a number of big improvements coming to Medicare, changes that could affect the insurance you carry. Heading into next year, Medicare coverage is expanding and could become cheaper for some seniors. Here are the changes…

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Can’t Afford Health Insurance? What to Know About Open Enrollment

Health insurance is expensive. However, going without health insurance could end up costing you even more. From tax penalties to unexpected medical emergencies, not being insured could cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Fortunately, open enrollment is here – and affordable insurance plans are available. December 15 is the deadline to change your health…

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Finding Medicare Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions

Medicare is a federally-funded health insurance plan designed for individuals who are 65 years old or older. It is comprised of two parts. Part A covers hospital care as well as skilled nursing care. Part B covers outpatient services that include doctor visits, ambulance service and certain preventive measures.1 Since there is the possibility that…

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The 5 Details You Need to Know for Open Enrollment

Millions of Americans depend on Medicare and the health insurance plans offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), for their healthcare coverage. And if you’re a Medicare or ACA subscriber, the most important time of the year is coming: open enrollment. Open enrollment is the only time of year you can make change to your…

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