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When can you get Medicare?

When can you get Medicare?

As you enter your mid-sixties, you’ll notice a change. Mail will start to arrive, emails will hit your inbox, and your internet ads will start to be about the same topic: Medicare. While you’re likely familiar with the generalities of Medicare, you probably don’t know the deep details (and no one will blame you for…


Is Medicare Advantage better than Original Medicare?

People over the age of 65 often depend on Medicare to provide health insurance for the medications, medical experts, and treatments they require. Typically, those who collect Social Security benefits are automatically enrolled in a Medicare plan unless they choose to delay enrollment. There are two paths that new enrollees can take: 1) sign up…

Doctor and Nurse discuss patient chart

6 Things to Know about Medicare Networks

Networks are often a confusing topic for beneficiaries of any type of insurance. Here are answers to six of the most common questions we receive about networks. 1. What is an HMO? HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization. This network type is limited. If you visit a doctor, health care provider, or hospital outside of…

Doctor reading chart

Do All Hospitals Accept Medicare?

At some point in their lives, everyone needs hospital care. It’s important to know the ins and outs of Medicare so that you understand the hospital coverage and benefits you receive as a Medicare beneficiary. Not all hospitals accept Medicare, but luckily, the vast majority of hospitals do. Because there are a few exceptions nationwide,…

Doctor tending to surgery patient

How Much Does Medicare Pay For Surgery?

Many of us experience anxiety when preparing for surgery. The last thing we want to think about is our financial situation. However, it’s important to prepare for the probability of out-of-pocket costs. Luckily, Medicare is there to help reduce your bill (and stress level). Let’s take a look at your possible out-of-pocket costs for surgery…

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Understanding Medicare: 20 Terms to Know

Medicare is confusing! Every now and then, it’s good to revisit the basics so you stay informed about your health care insurance. This Medicare glossary includes 20 common Medicare terms that you should know as you research Medicare CMS Acronym for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the Department of Health…

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