Retirement is a great time to travel and see the world. Now that you’re no longer bogged down by office projects or limited by the number of vacation days you can take, you can book a cruise, sign up for a tour, or hop in the car and hit the road. If your travels take you outside of the United States, you need to make sure you have access to health insurance in case something goes wrong. Original Medicare might not cover your medical treatments abroad, so it’s important to know your options so that you can stay safe and prepared.
While Medicare covers most treatments at 80%, there are some gaps that patients struggle to fill. This is where a Medicare Supplement Plan comes into play. These plans vary in cost and coverage by insurance company and state, so it’s important to shop around before committing to one choice. Here’s what you need to know about Medicare Supplement rates and the various plans that come with them.
We have been getting more questions from people asking what the letters mean in their Medicare Number. Here is an explanation and chart of the letter meaning provided by the Social Security Administration. The Social Security number followed by one of these codes is often referred to as a claim number. Social Security assigns these codes once you apply for benefits. These letter codes may appear on correspondence you receive from Social Security or on your Medicare card. They will never appear on a Social Security card.