Medicare is a government health insurance program for individuals who are 65 and older. This insurance program also provides health coverage for people who have certain disabilities or have permanent kidney failure. The program has four main parts that cover a range of medical services from doctor visits, inpatient hospital stays, surgeries, lab tests, and prescription drug coverage.
It's important to know the different parts of Medicare coverage, your Medicare rights and protections, and how to find the right Medicare insurance option to reduce your Medicare out of pocket costs. The below articles are simple and consumer-friendly:
The government provides assistance to Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and those who suffer from chronic conditions. The following links are to informational pages related to assistance for seniors as well as additional information on Medicare coverage for durable medical equipment, nursing homes, and other assisted living facilities.
With many Medicare Plan Options available, it can be difficult to find the right health plan for your medical needs. HealthPocket provides unbiased consumer-oriented research to empower people to make their wisest decisions regarding Medicare coverage. Additionally, we provide a Medicare premium comparison tool at the top of this page so you can review the cost differences among different Medicare options.:More HealthPocket Research Articles »
Our recent report comparing off-exchange premiums vs. on-exchange premiums continues to receive attention. The report examined the lowest premiums for four major off-exchange insurance companies in 39 states versus the lowest premiums found on-exchange for plans of the same metal tier. HealthPocket found that exchanges had cheaper metal plans available than the off-exchange companies in 35 […]Read More »
HealthPocket’s new Infostat examined the prevalence of additional vision, dental, and hearing benefits in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. We found that 97% of MA plans offered at least one vision, dental, or hearing benefit in both 2013 and 2014. The percentage of plans that offered all three benefits decreased from 47% in 2013 to 42% […]Read More »
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