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Best Medicare Supplement Plans 2023

Best Medigap Plan

February 23, 2021

What is the best Medicare Supplement Insurance? When determining the best Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) plan for you, you’ll want to consider several factors like costs and coverage. Rather than looking solely at monthly costs, you should also look to protect yourself from unexpected, out-of-pocket costs that can eat into your monthly income. We cannot…

Are Medicare Supplement Plans Worth It?

Are Medicare Supplement Plans Worth It?

February 16, 2021

Determining the value of Medicare Supplement plans According to research published by the National Institites of Heakth about 25% of people who have traditional Medicare also have Medicare Supplement Insurance in addition. Medicare Supplement Insurance plans can offer financial stability and security because they decrease your unexpected out-of-pocket costs. By understanding what these plans cover…

Medicare Supplement Costs

Medicare Supplement Costs

February 12, 2021

Comparing the costs of Medicare Supplement plans Medicare Supplement Insurance, or Medigap, helps reduce some of the costs and expenses of healthcare that would other-wise be paid out-of-pocket (like coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles). Before you decide if a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan is right for you, you should understand what they cost and what they…

Do I Have to Sign Up for Medicare If I have Private Insurance?

Do I Have to Sign Up for Medicare If I have Private Insurance?

February 2, 2021

Are you of Medicare age, but not ready to retire from your career? This is a common scenario for many people who are aging into Medicare. While most people should enroll in Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) when they’re first eligible, you may be able to delay Part B (Medical Insurance) until you stop working…

Does Medicare Cover Prescriptions?

Does Medicare Cover Prescriptions?

January 29, 2021

Finding a health care plan that will cover your prescriptions is a key factor in preparing for retirement. Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) cover a wide variety of prescriptions, including drugs in certain protected classes, those that treat cancer, and those that treat HIV/AIDs. Each Part D plan has its own formulary, which provides…

Do All Hospitals Accept Medicare?

January 18, 2021

Not all hospitals accept Medicare, but luckily, the vast majority of hospitals do. Generally, the hospitals that do not accept Medicare are Veterans Affairs and active military hospitals (they operate with VA and military benefits instead), though there are a few other exceptions nationwide. Hospitals near me that accept Medicare Hospitals need to follow specific…

What’s next for Medicare?

What’s next for Medicare? Big changes happening in 2023

December 17, 2020

Your roadmap to Medicare coverage in the new year, compliments of United Medicare Advisors Are you one of the 300,000 Americans who will enroll in Medicare during Open Enrollment? If you are already enrolled, are you sure your plan is the best one for you? Medicare coverage and pricing change each year. And every year,…

Does Medicare cover the COVID-19 vaccine?

Does Medicare cover the COVID-19 vaccine?

December 16, 2020

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, the questions on everyone’s minds are, “How can I get one?” and “How much will it cost?” For Medicare beneficiaries, many of whom are considered to be at greater risk for serious illness when exposed to the virus, quick access to the vaccine is key. You’ll be happy…

Diabetes: Finding an insurance plan

What does Medicare cover for Diabetics?

November 13, 2020

Diabetes is one of the largest health risks for Americans, affecting more than 10% of the country’s population. According to the CDC, 25% of adults 65 and older have diabetes, which means that coverage for insulin and diabetic testing supplies is a top consideration for many adults shopping for Medicare. Expenses can be covered by…

Medicare and COVID-19 resource guide

Medicare and COVID-19 resource-guide

November 12, 2020

After a national emergency was declared on March 13, 2020 in response to the novel Coronavirus, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the coverage and services available to all Medicare beneficiaries. The FAQs below highlight these new services including virtual access to care, offer tips to stay healthy, and reduce stress. This…