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Medicare Savings Programs

Apr 26, 2022

This blog post reviews state programs that help eligible people with their Medicare costs. They are called Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and are also known as Medicare Buy-In programs.
Medicare Grievances, Complaints, and Beneficiary Resources

Mar 28, 2022

Things don’t always go according to plan. When unforeseen challenges or mistakes occur with your Medicare, it is helpful to know where to voice your concerns and who can help.
Medicare Coverage of Preventive Services

Feb 24, 2022

Preventive care is care you receive to prevent illness, detect medical conditions, and keep you healthy. A service is considered preventive if you have no prior symptoms of the disease. In contrast, diagnostic services address symptoms or conditions that you already have.
Making Medicare Enrollment Decisions When You Have Other Coverage

Jan 26, 2022

Deciding if and when to enroll in the various parts of Medicare, when you are first eligible, is an important choice. In this blog post we will explain how to make informed Medicare enrollment decisions and avoid penalties or gaps in coverage.
What’s New for Medicare in 2022?

Jan 4, 2022

Your Medicare coverage and costs can change each year, so it is important to understand and review your benefits. Here is an overview of changes and opportunities in 2022.
Medicare Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment

Nov 29, 2021

Durable medical equipment, also called DME for short, is equipment that helps you complete daily activities. This category is also sometimes called DMEPOS for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies. This blog post will help you understand Medicare’s coverage of DME, DME suppliers, and who to contact for more assistance.
Medicare Coverage of Vaccines

Nov 2, 2021

Preventive care is care you receive to prevent illness, detect medical conditions, and keep you healthy. Medicare covers many preventive services, including vaccines. This blog discusses how the different parts of Medicare cover vaccines, along with some important notes about a few common vaccines.
Medigap Policies

Oct 6, 2021

This blog covers Medigaps, which can help cover the out-of-pocket costs with Original Medicare.
Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period

Aug 31, 2021

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period is the time of year when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. Open Enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7, and any changes you make will take effect on January 1, 2022. This blog covers some important things to do during this upcoming Open Enrollment Period!
Common Open Enrollment Notices

Jul 31, 2021

You can make changes to your Medicare coverage each year during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, which runs October 15 to December 7. Around September, you will start to receive notices with information about any changes to your coverage for the coming year. It is important to read and understand these notices, as they can help you decide if you should make changes to your coverage during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period.