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Health Insurance Options When Your Spouse Enrolls in Medicare

Health Insurance Options When Your Spouse Enrolls in Medicare

What happens when your spouse is approaching 65 and they decide to retire and enroll in Medicare? If you are covered under their employer-based health insurance and are not yet 65 yourself, where will you get coverage? You have several options to consider, and it’s...

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Best Medicare Plans in Texas: Medicare Supplement Options

Best Medicare Plans in Texas: Medicare Supplement Options

You don’t want to get stuck with the wrong Medicare Supplement Insurance plan. More commonly known as Medigap, these plans help people who are enrolled in Original Medicare take control of their out-of-pocket health insurance costs. Before you enroll in a plan, learn...

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Does Medicare Cover Long Term Care

Does Medicare Cover Long Term Care

As life expectancies increase, you may be one of many seniors who will need extra help with everyday activities as you age. You may think that Medicare will help cover long-term care (LTC) costs. In fact, Medicare does not cover most costs associated with LTC. It’s...

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Are You Eligible for Medicare if You Never Worked

Are You Eligible for Medicare if You Never Worked

Many people qualify for Medicare based on their work history and payment of payroll taxes. Medicare, however, is available to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements, regardless of their work history. If you have not worked and therefore not paid Social Security...

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Medicare Coverage While Traveling Abroad

Medicare Coverage While Traveling Abroad

For many seniors, retirement means the opportunity to travel more. Original Medicare, Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans all offer different coverage and limitations. If you plan to travel outside the U.S., you need to know how you are covered before you go. What...

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I Missed My Medicare Initial Enrollment Period. Now What?

I Missed My Medicare Initial Enrollment Period. Now What?

For most people turning 65, Medicare enrollment occurs in the seven-month Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) which is the three months before your birth month, the month you turn 65, and the three following months. What happens if you missed your IEP? It’s important to...

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How to Recognize and Avoid Medicare Scams

How to Recognize and Avoid Medicare Scams

With more than 62 million Medicare participants, there are few financial areas as inviting as is Medicare to unscrupulous scammers. Despite the best efforts to stop Medicare scams from proliferating, there is simply no way for law enforcement to keep up. Every year,...

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Does Medicare Cover Alternative Medicine?

Does Medicare Cover Alternative Medicine?

It’s not a given that Medicare automatically approves helpful, alternative medical care. The better news is that alternative care is not automatically denied, either. The challenge for many Medicare beneficiaries is understanding the rules of their state and insurance...

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Medicare Eligibility for Green Card Holders

Medicare Eligibility for Green Card Holders

As a green card holder, there are several factors you need to consider regarding your eligibility for Medicare. By understanding these factors, you can make informed decisions about your health care options. Eligibility is dependent on meeting residency requirements...

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Three Medicare Benefits You Don’t Want to Pass Up

Three Medicare Benefits You Don’t Want to Pass Up

Your Medicare benefits will come in handy if you experience any health issues. But what if you stay healthy all year? That’s great, but you should still take advantage of your Medicare benefits. As a Medicare beneficiary, you’re entitled to various preventive...

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