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Understanding Standard Medicare Plan Costs

Understanding Standard Medicare Plan Costs

Cost is just one of a number of factors to consider when evaluating your Medicare options. To determine your total costs when selecting a plan, it’s important to include your Medicare premiums, supplemental premiums, copays, deductible, coinsurance and the maximum out-of-pocket on your policy. Your evaluation of cost should accompany consideration of plan coverage and benefits. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the required and variable Medicare plan costs. Understanding Medicare Costs When it comes

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MedicarePortal Announces Launch of New Resource to Assist Financial Advisors and their Clients

Tysons Corner, VA – June 21, 2021 MedicarePortal, the mid-Atlantic’s own trusted resource for free Medicare education, enrollment, and beneficiary services, has announced the launch of AdvisorPortal.org, an online destination created to help the financial advisor community as they assist their clients with their Medicare journey. Created to fill the gaps in solutions for financial advisors and wealth managers, MedicarePortal’s team of industry-leading agents have developed and curated exclusive tools and processes that help make

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Licensed Medicare Insurance Agent

Why You Should Work with a Licensed Medicare Insurance Agent

To prevent fraud and provide structure to the Medicare program, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have established guidelines for agent meetings, communications and compliance. As a result, it is important that you as a Medicare beneficiary identify agents that are compliant with their Medicare insurance licensing, certification and compliance. The Rules Licensed Medicare Insurance Agents Should Follow There are thousands of Medicare insurance agencies, call centers and independent agents who can help

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Medicare preventive care

Medicare Coverage for Preventive Care Services

The purpose of preventive care services is to help reduce the risk and impact of medical conditions through early detection and treatment. Health care consumers benefit greatly from early diagnoses because treatment can take place earlier, before a condition can exacerbate. Whether you are enrolled in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage, your plan will include various preventive services such as screening tests, lab tests, immunizations and counseling. Let’s explore the types of covered preventive care services

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Medicare and HSA account

Medicare and Your Health Savings Account (HSA)

One of life’s most desirable milestones is reaching retirement. Along with this incredible event is enrollment into Medicare. Most individuals enroll in Medicare when they first turn 65, while others may work longer and delay Medicare enrollment until they retire. If you are working past 65 and planning to fund a Health Savings Account (HSA), there are some important details you need to know. Let’s discuss the important rules and options to be aware of that guide

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medicare vs. medicaid

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid sound similar in name but there are key differences between two that are important to understand. Both are governmental programs offering essential healthcare coverage to specific qualifying groups of people that need these benefits. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what these programs cover, their eligibility requirements, their similarities and differences and lastly, the circumstances that guide dual eligibility. What Is Medicare? Medicare is a program run by the federal government under the

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