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Medicare Might NOT Cover What You Think It Does

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 9:40 PM

There are several categories of coverage that most people think Medicare covers. However, some coverage is limited and other things just aren't covered at all. Check out this CNBC article for more specifics." target="_blank">

Medicare Basics

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 10:25 AM

If you have questions about Original Medicare such as the different parts, the benefits, or enrollment, check out our Medicareful page for some informative videos.

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2018 Medicare Costs

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM

CMS (Center's for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has released the amounts of the 2018 Medicare Parts A & B Deductibles, Co-pays and Premiums.

Part A: Hospital Benefits

Premium (if you don't qualify for "premium-free" Part A): $422 / month | Premium (If you have 30 quarters of Medicare credits): $232 / month

Deductible (Days 1-60) = $1,340 | Co-pay (Days 61-90) = $335 / day | Co-pay (Lifetime Reserve Days) = $670 / day

Skilled Nursing Facility Co-pay (Days 21-100) = $167.50 / day

Part B: Medical Benefits

Premium: $134 for New Medicare Beneficiaries & Medicare Beneficiaries that were new in 2017.

Deductible: $183

Higher Income Earners will pay more for their Part B & Part D premiums. To see the levels and premiums, please visit by clicking" target="_blank">here.

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Scam attempts with New Medicare Cards

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM

While updating Medicare cards is a good move, it isn't without its risks. The process of replacing existing cards is giving scammers a new opportunity to reach out and attack our Seniors. Please remember that the new cards are being sent out automatically, so they require no effort on the part of the current Medicare beneficiary. Also, they are FREE, which means you do not need to pay for them. Bottom line...DO NOT provide any information if someone shows up at your door or calls you about your Medicare card. Just take note of the phone number (if you have caller ID), and Hang up!

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