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Medicare Summary Notice MSN

Your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) Your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) shows Medicare Part A and Part B covered services for people with Original Medicare. It is not a bill. If you receive an MSN, it will list all the Medicare-billed services and supplies from the last 3-month period. Furthermore, it summarizes what Medicare paid and […]

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Parkinson Medicare Coverage

Medicare may provide coverage for Parkinson’s Disease, including medications, treatments, and the following therapies: occupational, physical, and speech. We recommend you have Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage in addition to Original Medicare. Furthermore, if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, please choose a plan that includes Part D drug coverage.  You can shop for […]

2021 Special Enrollment Period

On March 23, 2021, CMS.gov announced a 2021 Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Americans (not on Medicare) can get extended access to new savings through the American Rescue Plan. Your family members will have until August 15 to enroll or re-evaluate their coverage on HealthCare.gov.  For seniors on Medicare, you can qualify for a SEP due to COVID-19 and […]

Medicare Advantage

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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 Part D Tier Costs

Your Medicare prescription drug plan categorizes your medications into tiers that have varying costs. Each drug plan can divide its tiers in different ways. Thus, each drug tier costs a different amount. For example, a Medicare drug plan may have the following coverage and costs: 1st tier preferred generic drugs with the lowest copays 2nd […]

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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 Plan N vs Plan G

Medicare Plan N vs Plan G, which is best for you? Discover the coverage and cost differences between Medigap Plan N and Plan G. Find out what Plan N costs Fred when he falls and is transported to the ER. Medigap Plan N vs Plan G Medicare Plan N is a lower-cost alternative to Plan […]

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Medicare Summary Notice MSN

Your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) Your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) shows Medicare Part A and Part B covered services for people with Original Medicare. It is not a bill. If you receive an MSN, it will list all the Medicare-billed services and supplies from the last 3-month period. Furthermore, it summarizes what Medicare paid and […]

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 […]