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Will You Need Non-Emergency Medical Care While Traveling? To start at the beginning of this series click here. Imagine yourself in an emergency room far from home. The ER doctor wants you to undergo an expensive test after your accident. You thought you were fine, but the nurses look worried. So, you’re worried. You’re worried

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CT Medicare Medical Insurance — 5 Questions to Ask Before Enrolling Introduction Tens of thousands of dollars of unpaid medical bills, or worse — a denial of life saving medical care can be the result of enrolling in the wrong Medicare insurance plan. Fortunately, when you finish reading this series you will see how easy

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Medicare Supplement Plans are designated by letters. There is a Plan A. There is a Plan B. And so on. There are 10 plans that are currently sold. These plans are sold by private insurers and supplement “Original Medicare.” Original Medicare consists of Parts (not to be confused with Plans) A and B. You will

If Medicare wasn’t confusing enough, there are both Medicare Parts A, B, C and D and Medicare Plans A, B, C and D. Let’s talk about the Parts of Medicare today. We will talk about the Plans in the next post. “Original Medicare” consists of Medicare Part A and Part B. The first Medicare enrollees

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If I were still blessed with the earthly presence of my mother, I’d like to think she would buy her Medicare Plan from me. But maybe not. I doubt she ever forgot my irresponsible teen age years. And my irresponsible teen age years extended into my twenties. But mom was very forgiving so she’d probably

Question 1 – Are My Doctors in the Network of the Medicare Plan? This is a big one, especially if you have a health condition. If your doctor does not accept your plan you will probably wind up paying the full price for his or her services. When checking to see if your doctors are

Medicare Prescription Drug Store

You may know that neither Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, nor any currently sold Medicare Supplement covers prescription drugs, at least not the typical prescription drugs a pharmacist from Walgreens is likely to put into a pill bottle and hand you. But that is not the piece of information that shocked me. You can

Medicare Part B Costs Too High? If you are enrolled in Medicare, you probably pay for Medicare Part B. Unless your state is paying it for you, you pay quarterly or your monthly social security check is being reduced by the amount of your premium.. You are probably paying $134 or less monthly or $402

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? There are two main differences between the two programs. Medicaid is administered by the states. Medicare is a federal program. To qualify for Medicaid, your income and assets need fall within the guidelines. You qualify for Medicare based on your age or disability. Medicaid States will generally

The next Medicare Open Enrollment Period (technically the Annual Election Period or AEP) will begin on Saturday October 15th and will end on Wednesday December 7th. There are exceptions, but for most Medicare recipients it is the only time of the year they can change to a different Medicare health plan. You can get quotes