Medicare for Disability

January 3, 2017

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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Medicare for Dummies

December 14, 2016

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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How to Pick a Medicare Part D Plan

October 15, 2016

Medicare was confusing enough before Part D came along. What is Medicare Part D and how do you enroll in it? Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage under Medicare. It was added as part of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. This plan is administered by private insurance companies for Medicare. You will need [...]

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Medicare Part D: Extra Help with Drug Plan Costs

September 5, 2016

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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