How To Get Hearing Aids With Medicare | MedicarePlanFinder

How To Get Hearing Aids With Medicare Coverage

Anastasia Iliou Ancillary, Medicare, Medicare Advantage

Medicare Hearing Aids Coverage Hearing aids can turn your entire life around, but you may need a private Medicare plan to be able to afford it. Original Medicare (the government program) will cover hearing tests with your primary physician at your yearly wellness visits, but that’s it – no ear treatments, no hearing aids, nothing else. Not every Medicare-eligible person …

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Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture?

Kelsey Davis Medicare Advantage

Acupuncture has been practiced in East Asian countries for centuries but has become popular in the United States more recently. In fact, more than ten million acupuncture treatments are administered each year in the US. These treatments can help reduce stress, back pain, neck tension, and joint pain. However, your out-of-pocket costs can add up quickly, so you may be …

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Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits

Kelsey Davis Medicare Advantage

Did you know Medicare Advantage plans have tripled in enrollment since 2003? This means more than one-third of beneficiaries are enrolled in an MA plan! The increase in enrollment has lead to new benefits like telehealth, non-emergency transportation, and gym memberships like SilverSneakers. Research shows that the top three Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits that cause beneficiaries to switch to an …

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What are Medicare MSA Plans (Medicare Medical Savings Accounts)

Anastasia Iliou Medicare, Medicare Advantage

A Medicare Medical Savings Account, or MSA, is one of six different types of Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare Advantage plans are private Medicare plans that cover everything Original Medicare covers but can add in additional benefits like dental, vision, hearing, physical fitness, non-emergency medical transportation, and more. The MSA plan type creates a non-taxable financial account for your healthcare costs. …

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What is a Medicare PPO (Preferred Provider Organization)?

Anastasia Iliou Medicare, Medicare Advantage

A Medicare PPO, or Preferred Provider Organization, is a type of Medicare Advantage plan. It’s different from other Medicare Advantage plans because while you will select one preferred provider (doctor), you will have the freedom to use other doctors. Your costs will be cheaper if you use doctors, hospitals, and specialists that are within your PPO network, but you do …

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What is a Medicare Advantage HMO?

Anastasia Iliou Medicare Advantage

A HMO, or Health Maintenance Organization, is a type of Medicare Advantage plan. HMO plans always offer the same benefits as any other Medicare plan, but they are also able to provide additional benefits, many including vision, dental, and even gym memberships. HMO plans are different from other Medicare Advantage plans because they require a strict network and you will …

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Assistive Devices for the Elderly: Feel Comfortable with Independent Living

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare Advantage

As you age, simple tasks like buttoning your shirt, getting out of your chair, and putting on your shoes can become increasingly difficult. Assistive devices can help restore your confidence, improve mobility, and increase safety in your home. The first step in making your day-to-day life easier is understanding assistive technology, durable medical equipment, and the role of Medicare. What …

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Alzheimer’s Care Guide: Symptoms, Stages, Prevention, and Treatment

Kelsey Davis Caregiver, Fitness & Health, Medicare, Medicare Advantage

There are more than 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to reach 14 million by 2050. The complications from this disease make Alzheimer’s the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, so it’s important to educate yourself on the symptoms, signs, stages, prevention, and treatment. Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia Dementia is a syndrome …

Medicare Advantage 2019 Changes | Medicare Plan Finder

2019 Medicare Advantage Changes

Kelsey Davis Medicare, Medicare Advantage

On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced the 2019 Original Medicare premium and deductible increase, but what about Medicare Advantage (MA) plans? Unlike Medicare Part A and B, beneficiaries enrolled in MA plans may see a decrease in their premiums for the upcoming year. Medicare Advantage Cost Changes and 2019 Premiums In September, CMS announced …

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OTC Medicare Drug Coverage

Kelsey Davis Medicare, Medicare Advantage

According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the average American makes 26 trips per year to buy over-the-counter (OTC) products. As you age, this number may increase. This means you may be spending more on these products each year. Every penny counts and understanding the products, drugs, and the role of Medicare Advantage pre-paid card can help you save in …