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on-time Medicare enrollment

Three Key Tips for On-Time Medicare Enrollment

Research shows that between 10 and 12 thousand people turn 65 each day, making them eligible for Medicare. While working, you will notice Medicare taxes (for Medicare Part A hospital insurance) are taken out of your paychecks. Once you or your spouse work the required 40 quarters or 10 years, you will not have to pay a premium for Part A. Once you become eligible, you may get caught up deciding on what plans or

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Medicare dental coverage

Dental Coverage: Does Medicare Cover Dental Care?

Being proactive in maintaining dental and oral health is an important part of our overall healthcare needs. However, Original Medicare doesn’t provide benefits for basic dental needs and what is covered is very limited. For example, Medicare does not provide coverage for dental services like fillings, routine checkups, tooth extractions, teeth cleaning or dentures. Instead, Original Medicare coverage (Part A or Part B) for dental services is limited to: Medical reconstruction after a jaw injury

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Your medicare card

What You Need to Know About Your Medicare Card

More than 60 million Americans receive Medicare benefits. In fact, over 18% of Americans are currently covered under the federal Medicare program. After successfully enrolling in the program, understanding how to use your Medicare card is very important with respect to accessing and paying for care. This article will provide you with the basic information you need to know in regard to receiving, using, safeguarding and if necessary, replacing, your Medicare card. What is a

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hearing aid coverage

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

As we age, many of us will experience some degree of hearing loss and as a result, may require the assistance of hearing aids. Many are unaware of the high cost of hearing aids, so it’s important to know how hearing aids are covered under your Medicare plan benefits if you are affected by hearing loss. Let’s explore what Medicare plan types do and do not provide such coverage as it relates to hearing aids.

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Medicare coordination of benefits

Understanding Medicare Coordination of Benefits

There are many circumstances in which Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in two health insurance plans at the same time. As you can imagine, there are a number of scenarios one can fall into; however, there are regulations in place to determine the coordination of benefits (COB). This specifically determines which plan pays first and then accordingly, which provider pays second. Lastly, this process will determine what costs remain for the beneficiary. If you are currently

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Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties

Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties Explained

What is a Medicare Late Enrollment Penalty? A Medicare Late Enrollment Penalty (LEP) is an additional monthly amount you will be required to pay to Medicare if you did not enroll in Medicare Part B and/or D when you first became eligible. Additionally, for those that have to pay for Medicare Part A, there is also a late enrollment penalty for not signing up when first eligible, which is typically when you turn 65. The

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