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Vaccines and Immunizations: What does Medicare cover?
Receiving vaccines and immunizations are vital when it comes to protecting your health. But, what does Medicare do to protect you from the costs? Medicare Part B Medicare Part B not only provides coverage for outpatient services but also provides coverage for certain vaccines. These vaccines include: Influenza shots Pneumococcal shots Hepatitis B shots Part B […]
What You Need to Know About Medicare Appeals
If you’re enrolled in Medicare and finding that your coverage does not fall in line with your needs or the payments you are making are becoming too costly, you can file an appeal. If you choose to file an appeal, you can contact your doctor, other healthcare providers, or your medical equipment supplier and ask […]
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medicare Plan in Arkansas
With a population of just over 3 million, there are more than 630,000 Arkansas residents enrolled in Medicare. About one-in-five are enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans, with each county offering between nine and 31 different plans. However, 22% of Medicare beneficiaries are eligible because of a disability rather than their age. Arkansas also offers 26 […]
Insulin Coverage for Medicare Patients
If you have diabetes, you understand how expensive medical treatments and medications can be, especially for insulin. In 2017, diabetes became the most costly chronic disease in the country by costing the U.S. $327 billion. Insulin costs topped out at an estimated $48 billion, which is the total cost from an estimated 3.8 million people […]
Does your doctor accept Medicare?
Even if you enroll in Medicare, there is still a chance that your primary care doctor won’t accept it. If that’s the case, you have a few different options on what you can do. Before you make any sudden decisions, though, find out if your doctor does accept Medicare by calling them and asking. If […]
Medicare Coverage and Cancer Treatments: What’s covered?
Medicare already offers quite a bit of coverage for cancer patients and treatments, and depending on which Medicare Supplement plan you go with, if eligible, 100% of the costs can be covered. However, there are still certain services that may not be covered at all and will have to come out-of-pocket. What does Medicare cover? […]
Can I keep my Medicare coverage if I return to work?
Can I keep my Medicare coverage if I return to work? Medicare has the ability to work with other healthcare plans, so if you choose to start working again and want to keep your Medicare plan while also receiving healthcare benefits from your employer, you can do so. One plan will act as the primary source […]
Medicare 101: Saving money with Medicare
Medicare 101: Saving money with Medicare If you already have Medicare or are planning to enroll, it might be worth knowing some tips and tricks on how to save money with the healthcare program. If you already have Medicare Medicare Savings Programs If you’re having some difficulty with paying your premiums, deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance, then […]
Are You Turning 65 Or Retiring in 2020?
Are you or your spouse turning 65 or retiring in 2020? First, please accept our congratulations on a job well done! What a wonderful milestone … what are you going to do with yourself? I’m sure you already have that bucket list prioritized, checking prices and availability, and getting that suitcase ready to go!! […]