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Ways to Save on Medicare Costs

When it comes to saving on your Medicare costs, there are several things you can do. From enrolling at the right time, to performing a thorough annual review, to using Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage Plans, there are many options available to help you cut your Medicare costs. It is always a good idea to work with an expert on Medicare (like an independent Medicare insurance agent) who can help make sure you have […]

VA Health Care and Medicare

  Are you a Veteran about to turn, or just turning, 65? Wondering how VA coverage and Medicare will work together, or if you even need Medicare coverage if you have Veterans Affairs health benefits? We put together the following expert answers and valuable information to help you transition to Medicare as a veteran.   VA Health Coverage With your Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care benefits, you are covered for regular checkups and appointments with […]

Medicare vs. Medicaid

While their names may sound alike, Medicare and Medicaid are two different programs. Both are government programs that can help you pay for healthcare and medical expenses, but that’s about all they have in common. Medicare is a federal insurance program for people who are 65 years or older, and for some people with disabilities. Medicaid, on the other hand, is a joint federal and state program that helps people with limited resources pay for […]

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Unfortunately, when it comes to vision, dental and hearing care, traditional Medicare doesn’t offer much coverage for older adults. If you have supplemental insurance, however, it may pay for some or all of these services, depending on your plan. Original Medicare and Hearing Aids Medicare Part B doesn’t cover the cost of hearing aids or the exams needed for fitting one. However, Medicare Part B does cover diagnostic hearing exams if your doctor orders them […]

Medicare Changes in 2021 You Should Know About

Each year, Medicare changes the premiums and cost-sharing (deductibles, copays, and coinsurance) you pay for Medicare Part A and Part B. In most years, the changes are not drastic, and the changes for 2021 are relatively moderate. The chart below shows the changes for 2021. 2020 & 2021 Part A & Part B costs at a glance   2020 2021 Part A premium – Most people don’t pay a monthly premium for Part A If […]