Should I choose Medicare over my employer’s health plan?

How do Medicare Advantage Plans work?I’m at full retirement age but under 70. I’m still working and get health insurance through my employer, but I have the hospitalization part of Medicare. Maximum Medicare premiums are slightly less than my share of the employer insurance premium. Are Medicare premiums tax deductible? If they are, it mayContinue reading “Should I choose Medicare over my employer’s health plan?”

Lista de verificación del período de elección anual de Medicare 2022

¿Sabía que no siempre puede realizar cambios en la cobertura de Medicare? Por eso es importante conocer el Período de elección anual de Medicare (AEP), donde puede inscribirse en un plan Medicare Advantage o en un plan de medicamentos recetados de la Parte D de Medicare independiente o incluso realizar otros cambios en su coberturaContinue reading “Lista de verificación del período de elección anual de Medicare 2022”

Wellcare Announces Refreshed Brand in Effort to Better Serve Medicare Members

— Wellcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today its refreshed corporate Medicare brand in an effort to better align with the company’s strategy, build stronger brand awareness, and support the company’s mission to help its members live better, healthier lives.  Combining Medicare Brands under One Name: Wellcare In January 2020, Centene Corporation acquired Wellcare. Since thatContinue reading “Wellcare Announces Refreshed Brand in Effort to Better Serve Medicare Members”

What happens if we don’t take Medicare Part B?

Q. My husband turns 65 this month. We have chosen not to participate in Medicare Part B. We have full coverage insurance through his retirement program from the federal government. We are curious as to whether or not this was the right decision. I am not yet 65 so we have to keep this coverageContinue reading “What happens if we don’t take Medicare Part B?”

Que es SilverSneakers?

Beneficiarios de Medicare de 65 años o más para aumentar la salud física, el bienestar social y fuertes lazos comunitarios. Para ello, ofrece clases de fitness grupales para todas las habilidades impartidas por instructores capacitados. Como programa nacional, SilverSneakers está disponible en 17,000 gimnasios y centros de acondicionamiento físico en los Estados Unidos. SilverSneakers yContinue reading “Que es SilverSneakers?”

What is SilverSneakers?

SilverSneakers is a popular fitness program that helps Medicare beneficiaries 65 and up to increase physical health, social wellbeing, and strong community bonds. It does this by providing group fitness classes for all abilities facilitated by trained instructors. As a nationwide program, SilverSneakers is available at 17,000 gyms and fitness centers across the United States.1Continue reading “What is SilverSneakers?”

Cómo trabaja Medicare con otros seguros

Si tiene  Medicare y otro seguro o cobertura médica, cada tipo de cobertura se llama “pagador”. Cuando existe más de un pagador, las reglas de “coordinación de beneficios” determinan quién paga primero. El “pagador primario” paga en primer lugar la cantidad de sus facturas que le corresponde pagar, y luego envía el resto al “pagador secundario” (pagador complementario)Continue reading “Cómo trabaja Medicare con otros seguros”

Medicare Explained

Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare too, including those with disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure. The program helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses or the costContinue reading “Medicare Explained”