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What are Medicare Supplement plans?

May 17, 2021

To answer this question, let’s start with the basics. What is Medicare? Medicare is a health insurance program administered by the federal government. Medicare is offered to those 65 years of age and older and people with permanent disabilities or End-Stage Renal Disease. The Medicare program has over 62 million beneficiaries across the nation. At…

What does Medigap cover

What does Medigap cover?

May 10, 2021

What is Medicare Supplement Insurance? Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare) has certain limitations. Medicare Part A covers hospital-related costs, such as inpatient hospital care or nursing facility care. It also covers home health care and hospice services expenses. Medicare Part B provides coverage for preventative care and services that are considered medically…

Compare Medigap Plans

How to Compare Medigap Plans

April 26, 2021

Trying to decide on the right Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan for you? It’s important to consider both cost and the amount if coverage provided. Steps to choose the best Medigap plan There are two main steps when choosing a Medigap plan. First, you need to determine the right type of Medigap plan for your coverage…

What does Medicare Plan F cover

What does Medigap Plan F cover?

April 19, 2021

If you need more coverage than what you get from Medicare alone, you can get extra protection from Medicare Supplement Insurance. Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) Plan F is one of the most popular plans available because of the broad coverage it provides. Figuring out if Plan F is right for you depends on your eligibility,…

Medicare Plan G Cost

Why you should strongly consider Plan G coverage

March 30, 2021

Medicare Supplement’s most popular coverage option, Plan F, is no longer available to new Medicare beneficiaries. As a result, many people are choosing to enroll in Plan G coverage instead. Medicare Supplement Plan G is a popular plan type, and for good reason. The extensive coverage of Plan G means that participants will have fewer…

Which is Better: Plan F vs Plan G?

Which is Better: Medigap Plan F vs Medigap Plan G?

March 4, 2021

If you need more coverage than what you get from Original Medicare alone, you can get extra protection from Medicare Supplement Insurance. Two of the most popular Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) plans are Plan G and Plan F. They both provide broad coverage, but they are not identical. To figure out if one of these…

The Complete Guide to Medicare Part D

The Complete Guide to Medicare Part D

April 30, 2020

If you feel Medicare Part D is complex, you’re not alone. There is a lot to consider when looking at your options, from plan choices to plan ratings and drug tiers. If you’re struggling to find a plan or simply feel it’s time to evaluate your options, this guide will clarify your choices so you…

Medicare Part D: Overview & Basics for Prescription Drug Coverage

December 17, 2019

What is Medicare Part D? Part D is Medicare’s prescription drug program and was designed to help cover the costs of prescriptions. It was introduced in 2003, as part of the Medicare Modernization Act and was officially available to the public in 2006. Medicare Part D includes a variety of drug plans, each covering its…

Medicare therapy management and other drug programs

December 17, 2019

If you think you take too many medications on a daily basis, you might be right. Taking a long list of pills can be nerve-wracking, especially if they address a variety of interrelated health issues. Discover whether Medication Therapy Management (MTM) offers a solution for managing your complex health issues, and find out if you’re…

Medicare Drug Plan finder guide

December 17, 2019

Use our quick guide as a tool when comparing Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. This walk-through is designed to help you take advantage of Medicare.gov’s drug plan finder. In nine simple steps, you can identify the specific Part D options that: Exist in your area Include your current prescriptions Fit your budget Find your…