What Happens to Medicare Coverage When You Move

What Happens to Medicare Coverage When You Move

  When you change your residence, whether it be in the same city you are living, a different city or out of state, and you are on Medicare, you need to do the following: What Happens to Medicare Coverage When You Move The Social Security Administration handles Medicare enrollment. If you receive Social Security benefits, you can change your address online at ssa.gov, or by phone at 1-800-772-1213. If you have you Original Medicare, changing your address as noted above is all you need to do. However, if you have a Medicare Advantage Plan or Part D Prescription Drug Plan, or

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If you get cancer, what does medicare cover?

If you get Cancer what does Medicare Cover?

A cancer diagnosis after the age of 65 can be overwhelming, but with Medicare and the right supplemental coverage, paying for medical care doesn’t have to be. Understanding the facts and benefits of Medicare regarding cancer coverage will make going through the process of treatment, from oral medication to surgery, a little bit easier for patients and their loved ones. If you get Cancer what does Medicare Cover? Medicare does a very good job of covering cancer treatment for those 65 and over. The American Cancer Society reports that Medicare pays for nearly half of the $74 billion spent on cancer

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Our thoughts on how Medicare could be improved

Our thoughts on how Medicare could be improved

How could Medicare improve eldercare benefits?  Medicare, by itself, is very good coverage, often much better than what most people are accustomed to as they age into Medicare. However, there is certainly room for improvement. Our thoughts on how Medicare could be improved Some of the aspects of medical care that are not covered, such as dental, vision and hearing for example, have often been discussed as possibly being added in to basic Medicare’s coverage. That would certainly be an improvement to the coverage offered by “original” Medicare. Other changes that would potentially improve benefits offered by Medicare are reductions in

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Download this Medicare Education APP

Download this Medicare Education APP

The idea of an ALL VIDEO Medicare educational APP came to me on a beach in Ft Myers Florida. Download this Medicare Education APP  I was sitting there enjoying the sunshine and the beauty of the ocean and I noticed something.  Many of the people walking up and down the beach were older (yes) but all had smart devices in their hands. Download this Medicare Education APP  Smart phones and tablets were all around me on the beach.  They were in the hands of a generation of people that (I was told) had not embraced the use of such devices. My eyes

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What Medical Equipment is Covered by Medicare?

What Medical Equipment is Covered by Medicare?

  As you age, certain medical equipment may be necessary. If you use durable medical equipment (DME) and/or medical supplies which assist you in your daily functions, those items may be covered by Medicare Part B.  Be aware that Medicare covers the basic model of that equipment. If you want to add on expensive upgrades, you typically will have to pay for any extra charges. What Medical Equipment is Covered by Medicare? What Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is Covered by Medicare? Some DME items must be purchased and other items can be rented.  Generally, after 13 months of renting equipment, you

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How to Avoid Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties

How to Avoid Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties

One of the common problems new Medicare beneficiaries encounter is missing important Medicare enrollment deadlines and incurring the resulting penalties. How to Avoid Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties There are certain times that you are eligible to sign up for Medicare Part B, Part D, and Medigap plans. To avoid those potential late enrollment penalties, you should be aware of these deadlines and abide by them. Medicare Part B Enrollment Period and Penalties If you are already receiving Social Security at the time that you turn 65, you will be automatically enrolled into Medicare Parts A and B. You should receive

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Important Information About Your New Medicare Card

Important Information About Your New Medicare Card

As part of a plan to reduce the likelihood of identity theft, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is mailing new Medicare cards to all 58 million Medicare beneficiaries. The mail-out will begin in April of 2018 and last for approximately a year, with the cards going out in waves based on your state of residence. Important Information About Your New Medicare Card Why is Medicare Mailing Out New Medicare Cards? Medicare cards have traditionally contained a beneficiaries Social Security number featured prominently on the card. With the increasing prevalence of identity theft, particularly among seniors, legislation passed in 2014

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What are Guaranteed Issue Rights for Medigap?

What are Guaranteed Issue Rights for Medigap

Have you wondered why some people can bypass all those medical questions on Medigap applications, while others must answer them?  These seniors have what is called “guaranteed issue rights, also known as "Medigap protections".  It is when insurance companies afford you the right, under certain circumstances, to enroll in Medigap policies without having to answer medical questions.  What are Guaranteed Issue Rights for Medigap The insurance companies that sell Medigap plans are required by law during this protected time to: sell you a Medigap policy at the best available rate regardless of your health condition. They cannot deny you coverage

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Deadline for Medicare Open Enrollment Nears

Deadline for Medicare Open Enrollment Nears

WITH DECEMBER 7TH DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING, easyMedicare.com OFFERS FOUR QUICK TIPS TO HELP FIND OUT IF YOUR CURRENT MEDICARE PLAN IS RIGHT FOR YOU Deadline for Medicare Open Enrollment Nears With the deadline of December 7, 2017 just a few weeks away, there is still time for those who are eligible for Medicare to make an important decision about their healthcare during the annual open enrollment period. Deadline for Medicare Open Enrollment Nears With more Medicare health plan options than ever, it is important for people to understand their options. Medicare consumers want to feel confident that the plan they choose will

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