How to Get Medicare Insurance for Your Parents

In some cases, getting Medicare for your parents becomes a responsibility you didn’t expect. Medicare insurance is for those 65 years or older. Some people may be eligible due to qualifying disabilities. Once you’ve determined that your parents are eligible for Medicare, it’s time to learn the basics. After you understand the basics of Medicare,

How to Get Medicare Insurance for Your Parents
How Much Does Open Heart Surgery Cost With Medicare

If you need open heart surgery, you may be curious to know if Medicare will cover the procedure. In some instances, you may need a double, triple, or quadruple bypass surgery. All these surgeries are lifesaving procedures, so it makes sense that Medicare coverage is available. Keep reading to better understand how Medicare covers heart

How Much Does Open Heart Surgery Cost With Medicare
How Retiree Insurance Works With Medicare

You may need to sign up for Medicare to access your retiree insurance. While most employers don’t offer retiree insurance, those that do usually have all-encompassing plans that boast great benefits. To better understand how these plans work with Medicare and the kind of coverage you can expect, keep reading. What Types of Retiree Insurance

How Retiree Insurance Works With Medicare
How to Apply for Medicare

As you are approaching 65, there are a lot of concerns, questions, and items that are on your mind. Among the decisions are whether to retire or continue to work. In this article, we’ll discuss the process of enrolling in Medicare. Some people will have automatic enrollment, while others need to enroll manually. And there

How to Apply for Medicare
What is Medicare Part B’s Late Enrollment Penalty

Most people enroll in Medicare at age 65 when they first become eligible. Unfortunately for some, they don’t realize that they could be penalized if they decide not to enroll in Medicare Part B coverage. We’ll discuss the late-enrollment penalty and teach you how to avoid it. Medicare Part A, Part B, and Prescription Drug

What is Medicare Part B’s Late Enrollment Penalty
Indian Health Services Insurance and Medicare

Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have access to health coverage through the Indian Health Services or IHS. IHS has facilities in 36 states and is a healthcare advocate for both Alaskan Natives and Native Americans. What most don’t realize is that IHS is not medical insurance, and you can only receive care from an Indian

Indian Health Services Insurance and Medicare
What is Surprise Billing with Medicare

When people think of going to the doctor or hospital, one major concern that’s always in the back of their minds is, “How much is this going to cost?” Unfortunately, surprise billing happens often, and it is something that can hurt the pocketbook when you’re on a fixed income. These surprises usually come in conjunction

What is Surprise Billing with Medicare
Changes to Medicare HSA Contributions

HSA or Health Savings Accounts are growing more popular every year. The increase in popularity within this style of the plan is a result of growing insurance and healthcare costs. More than 32 million HSA accounts are currently active in the United States and receiving contributions. One of the lesser know items is that you

Changes to Medicare HSA Contributions
What Green Card Holders Need to Know About Medicare

There are many things to consider if you’re a green card holder eligible for Medicare. By understanding your Medicare eligibility, you can make informed decisions about your health care options. Coverage is dependent on meeting residency requirements as well as qualifying for Medicare through age or disability. By reading the text below, you’ll have a

What Green Card Holders Need to Know About Medicare
Medigap.com’s “Medicare Basics” Survey Results

Medigap.com recently polled over 750 Medicare beneficiaries, ages 65 and older, to uncover their attitudes and beliefs toward their Medicare coverage. While the results showed promising knowledge of and satisfaction with Medicare from beneficiaries, several key areas revealed a need for more information on plan details and a desire for expanded coverage of medical services.

Medigap.com’s “Medicare Basics” Survey Results
Picture of the author
by Lindsay Malzone, Lindsay Malzone is the Medicare expert for Medigap.com. She's been contributing to many well-known publications as an industry expert since 2017. Her passion is educating Medicare beneficiaries on all their supplemental Medicare options so they can make an informed decision on their healthcare coverage.