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When Medicare Becomes Your Secondary Payer

5 Times When Medicare Becomes Your Secondary Payer

Medicare is the primary insurance provider for most retirees aged 65 and older. However, there are some circumstances where Medicare will not have the primary payment responsibility for your health care. Here are five common situations when Medicare becomes your  Secondary Payer. 1. Americans and spouses working for companies with insurance While 65 is the…

Baby Boomer

Celebrating the Baby Boomer Generation

Get out your party hats! Baby Boomer Recognition Day is August 17th. This event is an opportunity to celebrate a generation of people worthy of being honored. Baby Boomers, or colloquially ‘boomers,’ have witnessed massive events globally and have had a tremendous influence on the world. In the spirit of recognizing these folks,  let’s peruse…

myths about Medicare

4 myths about Medicare’s financial future and why they’re wrong

There has been a lot of conversation about Medicare’s financial outlook and whether it can withstand the influx of beneficiaries now and in the future. Naturally, there are a lot of myths about Medicare. As a large part of the country’s federal budget, Medicare spending continues to rise. However, it is a critical part of…

What happened to Medigap Plan J?

What happened to Medigap Plan J?

Medicare Supplement Plan J was once one of the most popular choices for beneficiaries seeking a high level of coverage. It was, in fact, the highest level of coverage you could get with a Medicare Supplement plan. Unfortunately, Medigap Plan J is no longer available. So, what happened? Why was was Medigap Plan J removed?…

National Insurance Awareness Day

National Insurance Awareness Day

One of our favorite holidays of the year is here: National Insurance Awareness Day! We’re sure you’re already aware of insurance, but we want to help you understand insurance better — specifically health insurance. Because health insurance in the U.S. is largely tied to employers, many people go their entire lives without ever truly shopping…

Can My Children Receive Medicare?

Can My Children Receive Medicare?

Most of the time, Medicare is for individuals who are 65 years of age or older. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Sometimes, even children can qualify for Medicare. Learn more about Medicare for children so you can find out if anyone in your family fits the criteria for coverage. Relationship Requirements In order…

file a Medicare claim

How to file a Medicare claim step-by-step

Most Americans never need to file a Medicare claim. Usually, Medicare providers send claims directly to Medicare so their members don’t need to do a thing. However, in some rare cases, people in Original Medicare may need to file their own claims. Follow these steps to make sure you file yours correctly. When you may…

Dental Coverage with Medicare

How Do I Get Dental Coverage with Medicare?

Does Medicare cover dental care? Your dental health is an important part of your overall wellness, but most standard Medicare health insurance plans do not include dental services. Instead, dental insurance is often sold separately, so you can customize your insurance to suit your needs. If you use Medicare, you should be aware that certain…

2021 Medicare

Insights Into 2021 Medicare Shopping Trends

United Medicare Advisors provides independent advice to help people select the best Medicare insurance for their needs. Years of expertise enable us to match Medicare-eligible individuals with the appropriate coverage for their lifestyle and budget. Once again, Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for 2021 ended on December 7. Many people are not aware of the…

What's Next for Medicare in 2022

What’s Next for Medicare in 2022

Each year, we speak to thousands of people who tell us how confusing and overwhelming Medicare can be. We understand how tricky it is, and you are not alone. To help you make sense of Medicare, United Medicare Advisors has reviewed and analyzed changes to the costs and benefits of Medicare plans to help you…