Does your doctor accept Medicare Assignment?

Medicare assignment means that your doctor accepts the Medicare-approved amount as full payment for covered services. Most doctors accept Medicare assignment, but some do not. Check to make sure that your doctor participates in Medicare AND accepts assignment – it will keep … Read More

Consumer Report tips on cutting your drug costs

The latest issue of Consumer Reports (September 2013) includes a useful article on cutting your drug costs. Here are the major tips on how to save money and still get effective and safe treatment. For more details, review the original … Read More

Does Medicare Supplement cover Foreign Travel?

Original Medicare usually does not cover your medical care outside the United States, but there are some exceptions. The best way to get health coverage during the foreign travel is through your Medicare Supplement plan (Medigap plan). Medicare beneficiaries who are traveling … Read More

What will be the Cost of Health Marketplace Plans?

The actual costs of Health Marketplace plans are yet unknown. The prices will be available on October 1, 2013 when the Health Insurance Marketplace will be open. In the meantime, the private insurance companies decide which plans to offer and the … Read More