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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Medicare Plan

As you research your different Medicare coverage options, be sure to ask yourself these four questions before deciding on a plan: 1. How often do I visit specialists? Keep in mind that with Original Medicare, you pay 20 percent of the fee your doctor charges for each visit. If you visit specialists on a regular basis, those fees can add up quickly. With a Medicare supplement (also called...

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Category: Medicare

Do You Understand the Basics of Medicare?

Medicare can be complex, so it’s important to learn as much as you can as you begin thinking about enrolling in Medicare health insurance. This quiz can help you see how much you know about Medicare and determine what areas you need to research more. Q: What does Original Medicare cover? A: Original Medicare covers Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). However, it o...

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Category: Medicare Your Health

Stay fit with a Medicare Advantage plan that includes a SilverSneakers membership

Physical fitness is an important aspect of overall health, so it’s important to make sure you get the exercise you need. Some Medicare Advantage plans make it easier for you to get fit and stay fit by offering a SilverSneakers fitness benefit. The program can help you improve your health and stay independent, so it’s important to look for a Medicare Advantage plan that includes this bene...

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Category: Medicare

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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