17 09, 2022

Medicare Advantage: New Bill May Speed Up Your Access to Care

2023-02-13T12:28:14-05:00September 17th, 2022|

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you — along with roughly 28 million others who rely on this type of coverage — may soon have an easier time obtaining necessary medical care. Currently, patients with Medicare Advantage plans often [...]

15 01, 2021

Congress Fixes Some, But Not All, Medicare Enrollment Problems

2021-01-15T07:05:24-05:00January 15th, 2021|

Tucked in the federal spending bill that passed at the end of December 2020 are some changes aimed at simplifying Medicare enrollment and addressing coverage gaps. But Congress chose not to address the biggest problem. Currently, Medicare enrollment begins three [...]

13 11, 2020

What to Look for When Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan

2020-11-13T10:02:18-05:00November 13th, 2020|

As Medicare premiums rise, a Medicare Advantage plan can seem like an attractive option. But if you are considering switching from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, you need to know what to look for. Medicare Advantage plans are [...]

28 09, 2020

Medicare May Not Cover the Coronavirus Vaccine After All

2020-09-28T11:50:20-04:00September 28th, 2020|

While Medicare would cover a coronavirus vaccine approved through normal channels, if the Food and Drug Administration approves the vaccine through an emergency use authorization (EUA), Medicare will not cover it unless the government acts. As we previously reported, the CARES Act [...]

14 09, 2020

Beware Medicare’s Penalties for Late Enrollment

2020-09-14T10:07:49-04:00September 14th, 2020|

People generally become eligible for Medicare at age 65, when they can receive benefits under Part A (hospital coverage), Part B (medical coverage) and Part D (prescription drug coverage).  But Medicare doesn’t want you to delay enrollment.  If only those who needed insurance signed [...]

17 07, 2020

Will Medicare Cover a Coronavirus Vaccine?

2020-07-17T10:19:39-04:00July 17th, 2020|

With the coronavirus pandemic responsible for more than a hundred thousand deaths and disrupting life across the United States, the only way for the country to return to normal is an effective vaccine. When a vaccine is available, Medicare will [...]