The Medicare Moment

Medicare Minute April 2018

Plan F, Plan G, or Plan N? For those of us who already have a Medicare Supplement (otherwise known as a Medigap), you were shopping for coverage that would supplement your Medicare Part A&Part B medical coverage. There is tremendous confusion, as many people in the...

Medicare Minute March 2018

New Medicare Cards! The long-anticipated wait is over and those Medicare Cards that have your Social Security number as your Medicare ID number are going to be a thing of the past. Starting in April 2018 and continuing through April of 2019, Medicare will be mailing...

Medicare Minute February 2018

  Ways to pay for your Part B Medicare Premium. By David  S. Edge Most Americans receiving Social Security payments have their Part B Medicare premium deducted right from their monthly benefit check, so they don’t have to worry about paying by a separate method. But,...

Medicare Minute January 2018

Special Needs Plans! By David S. Edge Did you know that there are special Medicare Advantage plans for folks who have chronic conditions? They are called Special Needs Plans or SNPs for short. If you have diabetes, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or congestive heart...

Medicare Minute December 2017

Dental and Medicare! By David S Edge   Most of you know by now that Medicare plans do not cover dental. But there are some ads on TV and in print that advertise “Includes Dental” with this plan! Wow, that’s great! But we need to read the fine print. Some Medicare...

Medicare Minute November 2017

Creditable Coverage!   By David S Edge Many folks think it’s OK to not get Medicare A&B health coverage when they turn 65. Under certain circumstances they are right, but under other circumstance,  they are wrong and can end up with a lifetime penalty! When you turn...

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