With the right Medicare plan and supplements, getting health care coverage should be easy. If you’ve ever had a claim denied, however, you know that Medicare doesn’t always work that smoothly. Find out how to Appeal a Medicare Decision on a Medicare claim and navigate.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription drug any given month. One in five of takes three or more prescription medications. The Fiscal Times expects double-digit price increases for prescription medications in 2017. These four tips can teach you how to save money on your prescription drugs
Many Americans have tax-advantaged medical savings accounts, known as health savings accounts (HSAs). Funds deposited into these accounts are not subject to federal income tax. HSA accounts aren’t taxed as long as they’re used for approved medical products and services. An HSA is also a requirement for joining a high-deductible health plan. If you have a health savings account, you might not realize it will be affected once you enroll in Medicare. Read on to understand what Medicare means for your HSA so you can be prepared for the future.
Medicare fraud is a serious issue that affects seniors around the nation. Not only can falling victim to fraud be expensive, but it can also compromise your health care benefits down the road. Discover the common signs of a Medicare scam, learn about ways to avoid Medicare fraud, and understand how to report a deceitful situation.
A person enrolled in a Medicare Drug plan (called Part D) may owe a late enrollment penalty if he or she goes without Part D or creditable prescription drug coverage for any continuous period of 63 days or more after the end of his or her initial enrollment eligibility period for Part D coverage
What To Do With Medicare If You Return To Work? That is a question some have to ask themselves. For Medicare beneficiaries returning to work, the switch back to employer health coverage can cause many questions. The decision between continuing Original Medicare or joining an employer group health plan can be a difficult one. This situation is not uncommon and we want to shed some light and advice on the topic.
Medicare is the primary health care provider for most retirees aged 65 and older. However, there are some circumstances where Medicare will not have the primary payment responsibility for your health care. Here are five common Medicare Secondary Payer situations.
Turning 65? Then you need to look into Medicare. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
Here is an InfoGraph detailing the basics of Medicare
Medicare is preparing to change your Medicare Card.
Coming next year Medicare will stop using a person’s Social Security number for identification. They will send new cards to patients with Medicare IDs (special Medicare number). The change is due to a new law enacted two years ago to help prevent identity theft.