What are Medicare Changes in 2020?

The post below describes 2020 Medicare changes for Premiums and Costs for Medicare Part A, Part B as well as for Part D. Article Contents Medicare Part A Cost 2020 Medicare Part B Premium and Cost 2020 Medicare Part D … Read More

Medicare Low Income Subsidy (LIS) – 2020

The Federal Medicare Extra Help program also referred as the Medicare Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program, is for people with full Medicaid coverage as well as for people who are not on Medicaid but who have limited income. (See Medicare … Read More

What is Medicare Part D for 2020?

Medicare Part D Plan is used either as a stand-alone plan (Original Medicare with or without Medicare Supplement also known as Medigap) or as a part of Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drugs (MAPD). There are multiple Medicare Part D Plans … Read More

What are Medicare Supplement Changes in 2020?

There will be serious Medicare Supplement Changes in 2020. In 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, known as MACRA. It will become effective 1/1/2020 and will have a serious impact on Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans. Whether … Read More

Does Medicare cover Silver Sneakers?

SilverSneakers® is a comprehensive program for seniors to participate in physical activities. It is probably the best-known fitness program. SilverSneakers® membership includes access to every participating gym and fitness center in the network at more than 16,000 locations. Does Medicare … Read More

After AEP: Non-Renewal SEP and MA-OEP – 2019

Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) (also known as Medicare Open Enrollment Period) ended on Dec.7, but there are still plenty of opportunities for some individuals to make changes in their Medicare health plans. Two immediate options are Non-Renewal SEP (Special Enrollment … Read More

Help with Medicare Costs – 2019

UPDATED May 5, 2019.  Public benefit programs (such as Medicaid), providing help with Medicare Costs, use the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) guidelines to determine who qualifies for coverage. The table below includes the current income and resource limits someone needs … Read More

Medicare Preventive Services – 2019

Preventive care is care you receive to prevent illness, detect medical conditions, and keep you healthy. Medicare Part B covers many preventive services, such as screenings, vaccines, and counseling. You may use these services, if you meet the eligibility requirements. … Read More