Medicare Part D: Extra Help with Drug Plan Costs

June 27, 2018

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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Medicare for End Stage Renal Disease

June 17, 2018

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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Paying too Much for Medicare?

June 7, 2018

Medicare coverage can be very expensive. Premiums for Medicare Part B are $88.50 per month in 2006. If you sign up for Medicare Part D your premiums can cost $35.00 per month or more depending on the plan you choose. Not only do you have to pay these premiums for Medicare, but they go up [...]

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Medicare for Disability

April 8, 2018

If you receive Social Security Disability benefits, you are eligible for Medicare coverage after 24 months of payment. The 24 month period begins from the date you first became entitled to Social Security Disability. If you are unsure of your entitlement date, it is found on the first award letter you received from Social Security. [...]

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