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SEP Notice for Medicare Eligible Enrollees Affected by COVID-19

SEP Notice for Medicare Eligible Enrollees Affected by COVID-19

At Medicare Portal, we continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on Medicare and are working hard to update you on changes as they happen. Recently, Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) changed their previous stance and made a decision to allow for a one-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for those affected by COVID-19. This

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Is Medicare coverage mandatory at age 65?

Is Medicare Coverage Mandatory at Age 65?

One of the most popular questions for people who are about to become eligible for Medicare is whether or not Medicare enrollment is mandatory at age 65. If you’ve been wondering about this, then read on to learn more. Enrollment Is Not Mandatory at Age 65 Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people

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Choosing Your Medicare Coverage: Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Choosing Your Medicare Coverage: Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Navigating Medicare plan options and selecting the right coverage for your needs can be challenging. If you’re nearing the time when you’re considering your options, it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of what Medicare plans are available, and how benefits and costs can vary. From comparing benefits to weighing coverage options,

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how to choose a medicare advantage plan

How to Choose a Medicare Advantage Plan

Only three years ago, over 17 percent of the United States population was covered by Medicare. As Baby Boomers and members of Gen X continue to age and retire, an increased number of people will require Medicare coverage and assistance in choosing the right plan. Although Original Medicare provides good health coverage, it may not

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What is the Star Rating System for Medicare Plans?

When you’re turning 65 and become eligible to participate in Medicare, it can be challenging to identify the set of benefits to select to meet your exact needs. And if you’re already a Medicare beneficiary, reevaluating your coverage based on changing circumstances, it can be difficult to choose the Medicare plan that offers the most

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Does Medicare cover cataract surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?

According to Healthline, “More than 50% of Americans 80 years or older have cataracts or have had cataract surgery.” With such a high percentage of aging Americans possibly needing cataract surgery at some point, that raises the important question: Does Medicare cover it? In nearly all cases, the answer is yes. Here is what you

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