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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 […]

Is a Medicare Advantage Plan Right for You?

If you don’t know about Medicare Advantage plans, it would be in your best interest to look into them as an option for your coverage. There’s a reason 34% of all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in one of these plans. Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Part C plans, is an alternative way for beneficiaries to receive their Medicare benefits. Rather than staying on Original Medicare, a Part C plan is offered by private insurance […]

What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

We understand how confusing Medicare can be, that’s why we want to make everything as clear for you. A Medicare Advantage Plan is a type of Medicare health plan that is offered through private carriers. This plan covers all the benefits that are covered under Medicare Parts A and B (Original Medicare) plus extra benefits. You can select from HMOs, PPOs, Private Fee-for-Service, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. Who qualifies for Medicare Advantage? You […]

Does Medicare Pay for Hospice?

What is Hospice Care Hospice care is a part of your Medicare coverage that provides patients comfort and familiarity while nearing the end of life. Fortunately for most people, the answer to “does Medicare pay for hospice,” is yes. Original Medicare will pay for hospice once you meet certain criteria. Your hospice doctor and your regular doctor certify that you are terminally ill (life expectancy of six months or less).You accept palliative care (comfort) instead […]