Medicare

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

Are Medicare Part B Giveback Plans Worth It?

Medicare Advantage plans with a Medicare Part B Premium Giveback are popular options for many Medicare beneficiaries, but do they represent real value? Are there situations where you shouldn't pick them?

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Medicare Coverage for Treatment of PTSD

Without treatment, PTSD can be a part of your life for months, years, or longer. But there isn't a single type of treatment. These are the different PTSD treatment options and how Medicare can help...

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Medicare Freezes Late Enrollment Penalties for Qualifying Enrollees

Due to an issue with the modernization of the phone system for the SSA, Medicare is extending a grace period to freeze Medicare late enrollment penalties for eligible beneficiaries.

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What is a 5-Star Medicare Plan?

Did you know that Medicare plans come with a handy rating system and that the highest-rated of these plans have a Special Enrollment Period associated with them? Get ready to learn all about 5-star Medicare...

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What is Medicare's Secondary Payer Program?

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to have Medicare and an additional type of health coverage to help you pay for health care costs. Medicare's Secondary Payer Program lays out how they work...

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Does Medicare Cover STIs?

Culturally, there's a stigma around having a sexually transmitted infection, but they're incredibly common. Medicare can help cover screenings and, potentially, treatment if it's needed.

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Does Medicare Cover HIV Screenings and Treatment?

HIV is a lifelong condition, but there are treatment options to manage symptoms, extend life expectancy, and lower the risk of spreading it. Medicare may be able to help with the costs.

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What are Federally Qualified Health Centers?

Health care can easily become expensive, especially if your options are limited by geography or finances. Luckily, federally qualified health centers seek to fix this!

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Does Medicare Cover Incontinence Treatment?

Incontinence can be solved or dealt with in a number of ways, but each has a certain cost associated with it. Can Medicare cover these incontinence treatments or supplies, and if not, what does?

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COVID Tests to be Covered by Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced Medicare will soon begin covering at-home COVID tests at no cost to beneficiaries. Learn when the program should begin and what to do until then....

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What are State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs?

If you need assistance with your Medicare Part D costs, an SPAP may be an option for you. What are State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs, and are you eligible for one?

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Does Medicare Cover Respite Care?

Being a caregiver for a loved one receiving hospice care can be difficult. Respite care can give you a chance to rest and recharge, but does Medicare cover it?

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