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Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Sunday, February 28, 2021, the CDC recommended and endorsed the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. Furthermore, it authorized the emergency use of the vaccine for people age 18 and older. Consequently, CNN reports today, “US begins distribution of a third Covid-19 vaccine.”  Up to 4 million doses of the Johnson and […]

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Medicare Kidney Transplant

Does Medicare pay for a Kidney Transplant? Original Medicare Part A and Part B pay for kidney transplants. Furthermore, Medicare Advantage (Part C) also covers kidney transplants. So what exactly is a kidney transplant? Kidney Transplant Surgery Kidney transplant surgery is a medical procedure to remove a healthy kidney from a donor and transplant it […]

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Senior Fitness Programs

What is a Senior Fitness Program? Senior Fitness Programs (SFP) are for people age 65 and older, and may be available through your Medicare plan. For example, your Medicare Advantage Plan may include Silver Sneakers.  Fitness programs vary based on your Medicare insurance provider. For instance, United Healthcare has a new and exclusive program called Renew Active. […]

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Can I Change My Medicare Advantage Plan Now?

You can change your Medicare Advantage Plan now – from January 1 to March 31. Otherwise, you will need special circumstances to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). If you do not qualify for SEP and it’s past March 31, you will need to wait until the Annual Election Period from October 15 to December 7. Why change […]

Does Medicare Cover Prolia?

Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan may cover the injectable osteoporosis drug Prolia. When you are in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, Medicare Part A can help pay for Prolia. Furthermore, Medicare Part B may cover a home health nurse visit to inject this drug. Medicare Coverage for Osteoporosis Drug Prolia To enroll […]

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Medicare Kidney Transplant

Does Medicare pay for a Kidney Transplant? Original Medicare Part A and Part B pay for kidney transplants. Furthermore, Medicare Advantage (Part C) also covers kidney transplants. So what exactly is a kidney transplant? Kidney Transplant Surgery Kidney transplant surgery is a medical procedure to remove a healthy kidney from a donor and transplant it […]

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Medicare Part D Tier Costs

Read this article to discover the differences in Medicare Part D tier costs. Medicare categories your medications into one of the following five drug tiers: 1st tier preferred generic drugs with the lowest copays 2nd tier non-preferred generic drugs with higher copays 3rd tier preferred brand name drugs 4th tier non-preferred brand name drugs 5th […]

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Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement

Compare Advantage Vs Medicare Supplement The Medicare 2021 chart below compares Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement. This chart shows positive (green), negative (red), and equal value (black). Medicare Supplement works with Original Medicare, so it provides you with nationwide coverage and access to any doctor and hospital without referrals. However, Medicare Advantage provides you with […]

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Best Medicare Supplement Plan 2021

What is the Best Medicare Supplement Plan for 2021? With 2021 fast approaching, Robert Bache gives his recommendation for the best Medicare Supplement Plan. Medicare Open Enrollment, also called Annual Election Period (AEP), begins October 15 and ends December 7, 2020. Watch the video to discover which Medicare Plan Robert Bache recommends for the upcoming […]

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Medicare Supplement plans (Medigap)

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Medicare Foreign Travel Coverage

Medicare may provide foreign travel coverage outside the United States. To qualify for coverage, special circumstances apply. Otherwise, Medicare will not cover your health care outside the US. Medicare Foreign Travel Coverage Medicare may pay for services you get on board a ship within the US’s territorial waters. For example, you take a vacation aboard […]

Medicare 2021 October Stories

Medicare Stories Medicare stories published in October 2020 about Medicare changes in 2021.

Medicare Underwriting - Advantage vs. Supplement - Happy Seniors

Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement

Compare Advantage Vs Medicare Supplement The Medicare 2021 chart below compares Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement. This chart shows positive (green), negative (red), and equal value (black). Medicare Supplement works with Original Medicare, so it provides you with nationwide coverage and access to any doctor and hospital without referrals. However, Medicare Advantage provides you with […]

Rate Watch Wednesday

Updates on Medicare Rates Nationwide

Indianapolis Indiana Medicare Supplement Quotes

Indianapolis Indiana Medigap Rates In this Rate Watch Wednesday video, Robert Bache shows you Indianapolis Indiana Medicare Supplement Quotes for Medigap Plan G. In this post, you will discover the best Medicare Supplement quotes for female and male seniors in Indianapolis, Indiana. Call Senior Healthcare Direct at 1-855-368-4717 to get your Medigap quote. Best Price […]

Medicare Supplement in West Virginia

Find out the Medigap Plan G rates in your zip code by getting a quote with Senior Healthcare Direct.

Morgantown West Virginia Medicare Supplement Quotes

Morgantown West Virginia Medigap Rates In this Rate Watch Wednesday video, Robert Bache shows you Morgantown West Virginia Medicare Supplement Quotes for Medigap Plan G. In this post, you will discover the best 2020 Medicare Supplement quotes for female and male seniors in Morgantown, WV. Call Senior Healthcare Direct at 1-855-368-4717 to get your Medigap […]

Medicare Part D

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Does Medicare Cover Prolia?

Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan may cover the injectable osteoporosis drug Prolia. When you are in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, Medicare Part A can help pay for Prolia. Furthermore, Medicare Part B may cover a home health nurse visit to inject this drug. Medicare Coverage for Osteoporosis Drug Prolia To enroll […]

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Medicare Parts coverage and cost in 2021

What do Medicare Parts cover and cost in 2021? There are 4 parts of Medicare: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A covers inpatient hospital services. Part B covers outpatient medical services. Part C is Medicare Advantage plan offered by private companies approved by Medicare. Part D provides prescription drug coverage […]

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Does Medicare cover cancer treatment?

Medicare does cover medically necessary cancer treatment supplies, services, and prescription drugs. Seniors are at greater risk of developing cancer. According to Cancer.net, “60% of people who have cancer are 65 or older.” Medicare provides cancer treatment coverage for the following: Hospital insurance (Part A) Medical insurance (Part B) Prescription drugs (Part D) Medicare Part […]