Medicare

News, definitions, and part-by-part breakdowns of all things Medicare.

Does Medicare Cover Spouses or Dependents?

Medicare can cover many different health care services, but can it cover families? If you've provided health insurance for your family, will they be covered when you enroll in Medicare?

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Your Guide to the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

Get ready for the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period with our centralized guide to AEP.

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Does Medicare Cover Hepatitis Screenings & Treatments?

Hepatitis can be a "silent illness" that appears with few or even zero symptoms. Can Medicare help you afford screenings and treatments for the major types of hepatitis?

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CMS Announces 2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Costs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) have announced the expected average premiums for 2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. Here's what that means for you ahead of AEP!

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The Value of Working with an Insurance Agent

If you're looking for a Medicare plan that fits your needs, working with an insurance agent can be really helpful! Here's why.

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Does Medicare Cover Bariatric Surgery?

Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery (the umbrella term for this group of surgeries) can be incredibly expensive without insurance coverage. Does Medicare cover bariatric surgery and make it any more affordable?

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Does Medicare Cover Obesity Screening and Behavioral Therapy?

Losing weight can be incredibly difficult, which is partially why it's important to accept your body as is. But if you need to lose weight for health reasons, can Medicare help?

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All About Medicare Waiting Periods

Medicare offers comprehensive coverage for many of the important health care services you may need, but there are waiting periods before your coverage kicks in. How long are they, and can you avoid them?

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Historic 2022 COLA Prediction Increases to Largest Since 1980s

In May, the annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was predicted to be the largest since 2009. A new prediction says the 2022 COLA could be the largest since Ronald Reagan was president.

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What are the Medicare Part D Defined Standard Benefits and Alternatives?

There are a number of factors that designate what Medicare Part D plans can offer beneficiaries. While defined standard benefits set the bar, the other factors of Part D coverage can influence what you pay...

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Am I Eligible for Medicaid?

Medicaid is Medicare's sister program, designed to help those with a financial need get health care coverage. But eligibility isn't always that straightforward. Here's what you need to know.

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The Basics of Medicaid Coverage

If you're eligible for Medicaid, you may be wondering what it can do to help you. There's a lot of information out there, leaving you wondering, what does Medicaid cover?

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