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Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Dec 7

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Dec 7

Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to decide on drug coverage and whether to switch from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan. Older or disabled Americans with Medicare coverage have probably noticed an uptick in mail solicitations from health...
How much should I expect to pay for Medicare?

How much should I expect to pay for Medicare?

Part A of Medicare has no direct premium cost to a participant, but it does have a $1,288 per admission deductible in 2016.   Part B of Medicare has a monthly premium that is automatically deducted from your Social Security check.  Each participant has a monthly...
Is Medicare free?

Is Medicare free?

Partly.  Medicare has two parts.  Part A does not cost anything out of pocket and it primarily covers in-patient hospital related expenses after a per admission deductible.  Part B has a monthly cost and it generally changes each year.    Part B primarily covers 80%...