When Am I Eligible for Medicare Part B?

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If you want to sign up for Medicare, it’s important to become familiar with how it works. There are a lot of moving parts, so having foundational knowledge can empower you to make an informed decision about your health choices. Today we’re covering Medicare Part B and when and how you can become eligible. Along […]

So, What’s Covered? Basics of Medicare Part A

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If you’re thinking about signing up for Medicare, navigating how it works might feel confusing. A good place to start is familiarizing yourself with the ABC’s of Medicare. Below, we’ll cover the basics of Medicare Part A. What is Medicare Part A? Medicare Part A is often referred to as hospital insurance, and together with […]

Find Your Diabetes Risk this Diabetes Alert Day

Did you know that in the United States alone, 37.3 million people have diabetes? This amounts to 11.3 percent of the population, and of this total, 8.5 million people are undiagnosed. This is why the American Diabetes Association celebrates American Diabetes Alert Day on the fourth Tuesday in March, which lands on March 22 this […]

Signing up for Medicare with Private Insurance

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Your 65th birthday is around the corner, and you’ve decided you want to sign up for Medicare. If you have health insurance from either your or your spouse’s job, you might be wondering how you can enroll for Medicare, and how Medicare works with employer-sponsored coverage. Here are some important things to consider if you […]

Do I Need to Enroll in Medicare if I’m Still Working?

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You might be wondering whether you need Medicare when turning 65 and still working. The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to delay enrolling in some parts of Medicare. However, delaying signing up for other parts of Medicare as soon as you become eligible can […]

Myth vs Fact: Can I Get Medicare if I’ve Never Worked?

Medicare is available without a monthly premium for individuals who have worked at least 10 years. That begs the question, can I get Medicare if I’ve never worked? This article will explain Medicare eligibility for individuals that have never worked. What Is Medicare? For over 50 years, Medicare has been helping adults over 65 and […]

Myth vs. Fact: Medicare Is ONLY for People Over 65

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“Who’s eligible for Medicare?” And can you check your Medicare qualifications online? Medicare is federal health for people 65 and over and people with disabilities. The free parts provide hospital and medical coverage. You can also pay a monthly premium for additional options to supplement your basic coverage. If you know someone over the age of […]

Myth vs. Fact: Medicare and Medicaid are Essentially the Same Thing

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Government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare help people pay for healthcare. People sometimes confuse how the two programs work and the services they provide because they have similar names. In 1965, the federal government created both programs funded by taxes, but the programs and the coverage they provide are very different. The laws and […]