This is a short introduction to your Medicare choices. And when it comes to Medicare, you do have some choices to make. This short video explains how Medicare works. Then I explain Medicare supplements, Part D, and Medicare Advantage. Click the READ MORE button for a short introduction to your Medicare choices.
Income levels for getting the help described in this video are changed in April each year. So the 2017 levels described here are applicable for early-2018.
Inpatient vs outpatient status makes a big difference in your bill and co-pay.
Make sure you know what the the cost is for your rented equipment.
What home health services does Medicare cover?
Some tests are only covered every five years.
How to find doctors who accept Medicare.
People turning 65 gets lots of mail solicitations – and some are misleading.
What you need to do if you delayed enrollment in Part B because you had employer health insurance.
In a 1996 New York Times article, Tucson, AZ Medicare HMO plans were touted as a model for saving Medicare dollars, and 42 percent of seniors in Pima County were enrolled in such plans.
Part D prescription drug plans are offered by insurance companies approved by Medicare. In Arizona there over 20 Part D plans to choose from, each with its own formulary (covered drugs), premium, and co-pays.
Medicare Supplements are also know as medigap plans. A Medigap policy is health insurance sold by private insurance companies to fill the “gaps” in Original Medicare Plan coverage.