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What You Should Know When Enrolling in Medicare

Doing anything for the first time can be daunting, especially if you’re unsure about what exactly you should be doing. If you’re one of the millions of Americans enrolling in Medicare each year, you may be bombarded by information about what you could or should be doing and it can all get a little crazy. […]

How Your Income and IRMAA Affect Your Medicare Premiums

If you’re enrolled in Original Medicare, you likely have Medicare Part B, which covers services like doctors’ visits, ambulance services, and physical therapy. It can also cover things like durable medical equipment, as well as your preventative and screening services. Unlike Medicare Part A, you’ll also likely be paying a monthly premium, though this may […]

CMS & Insurers Announce Part C and D COVID-19 Coverage

News about the coronavirus — officially called the SARS-CoV02, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 — has been everywhere lately. As of writing this article (March 12, 2020), there are more than 124,000 cases confirmed worldwide and more than 4,600 deaths. The potential strain this may put on the health care system in the United States, […]

CMS 2021 Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage & Part D Programs

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a few major changes to the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Part D programs that could influence the way beneficiaries choose and purchase their Medicare coverage and prescription drugs. The goal of these initiatives is to make Medicare Advantage and Part D coverage […]

Does Medicare Cover Dementia Care?

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a form of dementia, it can alter your wants and needs greatly. Not only will you need to account for treatment of dementia, you may need to plan for care or the potential for the condition to advance. Not only can this be […]

How Does Medicare Cover Diabetes?

Over 100 million Americans live with diabetes or are prediabetic in the United States. If you have diabetes, you know that it’s a condition that needs to be monitored and managed consistently. If you aren’t diabetic, or are prediabetic, you may be aware that diabetes is preventable. Either way, prevention, screenings, and management can be […]

CMS Announces Lower Average Premiums for Medicare Advantage and Part D in 2020

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their expectation that premiums will drop for both Medicare Advantage in 2020. These lowered premiums are anticipated despite growing options and benefits, ensuring seniors have more options at often affordable prices. This news follows on the heels of CMS’ announcement of anticipated average Medicare […]

Does Medicare Cover Cancer Treatment?

Cancer is a terrifying diagnosis that can, and often does, affect the entire family. And, this fear is entirely reasonable. In 2019 alone, it’s estimated over 1.7 million new cases will be diagnosed and over 600,000 people will die from a form of cancer. Unfortunately, there are more concerns with a cancer diagnosis than just […]