Does Medicare cover Hospital Care?

Hospital care usually has considerable cost, and it leaves seniors wondering what is covered and what they will have to pay for. That's why Senior65 is making this Medicare guide to Hospital Coverage.

WellCare to be acquired by Centene

Centene, a major insurance company that has widely expanded under the Affordable Care Act, announced its intention to buy WellCare, a smaller company based in Florida, for about $15.3 Billion. This deal would mean the creation of a health care giant selling health plans under the huge government programs Medicare and Medicaid. The combined company is expected to cover 22 million people in all 50 states.

Medicare Advantage: Pros and Cons

Finding the right Medicare insurance can be rather confusing for seniors - especially when parsing through the 150-page "Medicare and You" booklet that the government sends out as you approach age 65. We have made a list of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a MA plan that should help you understand if this product is right for you.

What if I missed my Medicare Advantage or my Part D Drug Deadline?

When you first turn 65, you have a window to enroll in Medicare Advantage and your Medicare Prescription Drug coverage, which you can check using our Deadline Calculator. If for any reason you miss your deadline to enroll, don't worry. You still have a couple of chances to get Medicare Advantage or your Part D.

Maine Medicare Advantage Trial Rule: 3 years to switch to Medigap

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan you have a right to switch to a Medigap Plan (Medicare Supplement) without health review under certain limited circumstances. Normally you have a one year Medicare Advantage trial period after which you can dis-enroll and purchase a Medigap Plan. In Maine, this trial period is three years long.

Compare Innovative Plan F Extra: Anthem vs HealthNet vs Blue Shield

The 3 new Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans in California that now cover vision and hearing aids call for a well-rounded comparison from Senior65.com.

Medicare Open Enrollment Is On Now

Medicare's open enrollment period is between October 15 and December 7. What does that mean for you?

Medicare Open Enrollment 2018

Medicare's Open Enrollment 2018 begins in October. Many seniors are confused about what options are available to them at this time. This article explains the dos, don'ts, cans, and cannots...

Medicare Open Enrollment 2017

Medicare Open Enrollment 2017 is right around the corner, but what is it? And, what does it mean to you? Medicare Open Enrollment, also known as Medicare's Annual Election Period...

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period for 65 and Over

Medicare Advantage's disenrollment period allows MA enrollees to leave their plan and switch back to Original Medicare. Sounds simple, but there are a few things you should be aware of before switching.

Medicare Advantage Vs Medigap

Many of our clients call us with the exact same question: Should I buy a Medicare Advantage or a Medigap plan? There is no quick answer... until now!