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The ABCs and Ds of Medicare: What Does Each Part of Medicare Cover?

Medicare has several different parts, and it’s important to understand what each one is and what it covers so you can pick the best coverage option for you. Medicare Part A is hospital insurance through Original Medicare that helps you pay for: Care for an illness or medical condition that requires a stay in the hospital Care in a skilled nursing home, as a follow-up to a hospital stay H...

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Medicare’s Plan Finder Tool: An Easy Way to Compare Health Plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a great resource for Medicare beneficiaries to use when comparing Medicare health plans. The Plan Finder tool can produce personalized results to help you whether you are assessing your options to find the health insurance plan that best fits your budget and needs or reinforcing your Medicare coverage decision. Here is the infor...

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Medicare Enrollment Periods Explained

Confused about when you can enroll in Medicare or change your Medicare coverage? Enrollment in Medicare is limited to certain times depending on your specific circumstances and the type of plan you choose to enroll in. It’s important to know when you have an opportunity to enroll in the different parts of Medicare: Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Me...

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Common Medicare Questions Answered: What is the MOOP?

While the word “MOOP” may not sound like a serious term, in the world of Medicare, it's actually a big deal. It can even protect your savings and retirement should a serious illness or injury occur. Original Medicare, or Part A and Part B, covers 80 percent of your medical costs. This leaves 20 percent up to you, with no cap on that amount. Should something serious happen with your healt...

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