Medicare for Dummies

May 13, 2017

Don’t be taken in by the title of this article; we are not implying that you are a dummy in any way. In fact, we are certain that you are an intelligent and savvy individual out to make sense of a confusing and poorly documented government health insurance program. With that said, here are the [...]

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Medicare Part D: Extra Help with Drug Plan Costs

May 3, 2017

If you are one of the fortunate that has deciphered Medicare Part D and enrolled in a plan, you should apply for the extra help. The “Extra Help” is a subsidy Social Security will place on your record if you qualify. When you qualify for the extra help your out-of-pocket expenses will be greatly reduced. [...]

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How Do I Sign Up For Medicare?

February 22, 2017

There are several different ways to qualify for coverage under Medicare. These requirements are for Hospital Insurance (Part A), Medical Insurance (Part B), and Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D). Most people who are age 65 or older are eligible based on their own employment, or that of a spouse. You qualify for Medicare coverage if [...]

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Medicare for End Stage Renal Disease

February 12, 2017

If you receive regular kidney dialysis on a weekly basis, you qualify for Medicare benefits without the 24 month waiting period required for those who receive Social Security Disability benefits. You may even be eligible for Medicare coverage if you do not qualify for Social Security disability. If you did not work and paid into [...]

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