Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans: What’s the Difference?

Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans: What’s the Difference?

There are different ways that you can receive your Medicare coverage, or add onto that coverage. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement insurance are options that may sound similar, but they’re quite different. They do have one main thing in common: they’re both offered by private insurance companies.

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5 Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

5 Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

It's important to understand that Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. Here's a closer look at what isn't covered by Medicare, plus information about supplemental insurance policies and strategies that can help cover the additional costs, so you don't end up with unexpected medical bills in retirement.

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How to Get the Most out of Medicare

How to Get the Most out of Medicare

Here's how to ensure that you get every cent in benefits you're entitled to.

The benefits of Social Security are readily apparent for seniors. Each and every month, for those who qualify and have filed for benefits, the program pays an average of $1,350 to retired workers. This is a tangible and dependable benefit payment that a majority of today's retirees count on to help them meet their month-to-month expenses.

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What Happens if You Miss Medicare Open Enrollment?

What Happens if You Miss Medicare Open Enrollment?

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is also known as the Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare health and prescription drug plans. It’s also called the Fall Open Enrollment Period. This time period happens only once a year. If you miss the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, here’s what it means and what you might be able to do.

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New to Medicare? Follow this Checklist!

New to Medicare? Follow this Checklist!

Whether you’re new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or preparing to retire, you’ll need to make several important decisions about your health coverage. If you wait to enroll, you may have to pay a penalty, and you may have a gap in coverage. Use these steps to gather information so you can make informed decisions about your Medicare:

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Exercise Safely With a Heart Rate Monitor

Exercise Safely With a Heart Rate Monitor

Heart rate monitors used to be exclusively operated by physicians and nurses alone but that was soon rectified with today’s multi-tasking generation. Every person seemed to want to know about everything that was related to them and that of course included monitoring their own heartbeats...

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