Medicare General Information

This blog section contains Medicare general info. For example, we answer commonly asked Medicare question and update you on general Medicare changes. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you can get Coronavirus tips to stay safe and apply for Medicare Part B from the safety of your home.

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Special Enrollment Period

Special Enrollment Period COVID-19 To qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) outside of Open Enrollment Periods, you need special circumstances. For example, you could change your Medicare Advantage or Part D plan if COVID-19 impacted you. Special COVID-19 circumstances include: (Healthcare.gov) You or a family member was sick with COVID-19 The national emergency affected […]

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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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Medicare Prostate Cancer Screening

According to Medicare.gov, men over 50 qualify for prostate cancer screenings every 12 months. You can get prostate screening as early as the day after your 50th birthday. Medicare covers two prostate screening options:  Digital rectal exam – the doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger (“digit”) into your rectum.  PSA blood test – measures the amount […]

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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 […]

Medicare November 2020 Stories

Medicare Stories Medicare stories published in November 2020.

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Medicare Smoking Cessation Coverage

Medicare Helps You Quit Smoking Medicare Part B provides smoking cessation coverage. According to the American Lung Association, Medicare covers four counseling sessions per quit attempt, with two quiet-attempts covered per year. Furthermore, you are eligible for smoking cessation coverage regardless of whether you show signs of tobacco-related disease. Now that you know what Medicare […]

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Medicare coverage COVID-19 Vaccine

According to Medicare.gov, Medicare will provide coverage for the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Currently, FDA.gov has no FDA-approved or authorized vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. On December 10, 2020, the FDA will meet with its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. They plan to discuss the request for emergency use authorization […]

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Medicare coverage for Epilepsy

You can get Medicare coverage for epilepsy when you turn age 65 or before age 65 when a disability limits your physical and mental functioning. Social Security has specific epileptic requirements that qualify you for the disability. Read this article to discover: Types of seizures that may qualify you for disability Alzheimer’s increases your risk […]