Your transition from ACA-compliant coverage won't be automatic, but 'shifting gears' to new coverage doesn’t have to be traumatic.

For some exchange enrollees, Medicare is just around the corner. And while people have been transitioning from individual coverage to Medic...

Insurance coverage that fills the gaps in Medicare’s plans

Because Original Medicare covers a significant portion of its recipients’ health care expenses, eligibility for Medicare is a welcome milestone. But for all that Medicare covers, its enrollees learn quickly...

Understanding prescription drug plans (PDPs) and Medicare advantage prescription drug plans (MAPDs)

In 2017, more than 42 million Medicare beneficiaries had prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D. About 60 percent of them had a stand-alone prescription drug...

Open enrollment (October 15 through December 7) offers an annual chance to reevaluate – and change – Advantage coverage

Since 1997, Medicare enrollees have had the option of going beyond their Original Medicare coverage by enrolling in Medicare Advantage. As of 2016, th...

Medical insurance picks up where Part A leaves off

Medicare Part B picks up – to a large extent – where Medicare Part A leaves off, covering many of the outpatient services and products not covered by the “hospital insurance.”Part B coverage pays for a broad range of me...

Inpatient coverage from hospital beds to hospice care

No one plans to end up in the hospital, but it’s reassuring for millions of enrollees to know that Part A covers so much of hospitalization expenses. It’s also comforting to know that most folks who are eligible for...

Still providing medical insurance for millions after 45 years

Original Medicare is just that: the components of the Medicare program signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965.

Sometimes called “traditional Medicare,” Original Medicare is the fee-for...

Medicare’s Part D benefit is complex, but simple shopping strategies can potentially save enrollees thousands of dollars each year.

As a Medicare beneficiary, you have a multitude of choices to make. From my experience dealing with frustrated Medicare enrollees, I can t...

Diabetes affects 22 million people in the U.S.—are you one of them? Medicare.gov made a quick and easy Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a disease where blood glucose levels are higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes develops...

New evidence suggests Medicare Advantage may not serve some sicker Medicare beneficiaries as well as it does healthier ones.

Medicare Advantage’s private health insurance plans offer at least the same benefits as the public, traditional Medicare program for older A...

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