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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Medicare Easy Pay

Discover the easy way to pay your Medicare premiums and how to avoid overdraft and insufficient funds (NSF) fees. Download the PDF form and sign up for Medicare Easy Pay. What is Medicare Easy Pay? Medicare.gov says, “Medicare Easy Pay is a free, electronic payment option.” It automatically deducts your Medicare premium payments from your […]

Medicare 2021 October Stories

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

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Medicare and You 2021

You can read the “Medicare and You 2021” handbook on your computer or eBook reader. It’s free to download the PDF in English or Spanish! Moreover, you can get the PDF handbook in large print, making it easier to read than the paper handbook. Furthermore, you can download and listen to the Medicare and You 2021 audio […]

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Medicare Part B Premium 2021

Discover how to avoid up to a 25% increase in Medicare Part B 2021 premiums. You could save over $400 per year! People new to Medicare can lower their 2021 costs by doing the following: Enroll in Medicare Part B before November 1, 2020. Have your 2020 Part B premium of $144.60 withdrawn from your […]

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Cost of Living Adjustment 2021

Cost of Living Increase in 2021 The Social Security Administration (SSA) will increase the cost of living adjustment (COLA) by 1.3% in 2021. This COLA increase relates to a slight rise in the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). Over the last 12 months ending August 2020, the CPI-W has increased by 1.3%, with […]

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Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetic condition, Medicare Part B covers foot care – the furnishing and fitting of therapeutic shoes and inserts once a year. Part B pays for the following each calendar year: One pair of custom-molded shoes and inserts One pair of extra-depth shoes Three pairs of inserts for extra-depth shoes After that, Medicare […]

Medicare Covers Cardiovascular Disease Screenings

In this MedicareBob Wellness Wednesday video, Robert Bache explains how Medicare covers cardiovascular disease screening. Robert says, “Medicare allows you to do a very basic cardiovascular screening with your doctor for free.” Medicare.gov calls this Cardiovascular behavioral therapy. It covers an annual visit with your primary care doctor. As Robert says in his video, “you […]

United Airlines Coronavirus

United Airlines Coronavirus

The coronavirus has caused turbulent times for United Airlines and the airline industry. The rise of COVID-19 cases, currently over 7 million in the US, has stalled its recovery. Read this article to discover which jobs United Airlines plans to cut and how a Medicare plan can help. On September 2, 2020, CNBC reports: United […]