Can I Sign Up for Medicare If I’ve Delayed Social Security?

Many people choose to delay Social Security benefits for various reasons, however, when you turn 65, does this mean you can't enroll in Medicare? This is a question we get a lot, and...

Does Medicare Cover Glaucoma Tests?

Medicare offers Glaucoma tests annually to high risk patients in order to prevent vision loss, specifically side vision. The good news is...

Does Medicare Cover Shingles Vaccine?

The shingles vaccine is given in one dose and has a 51% effective rate at reducing the risk of developing shingles. The shingles vaccine can be expensive, so the big question is, does Medicare cover it?

Does Medicare Cover Oxygen?

Oxygen may be needed to help those with COPD, emphysema, other lung disease, or heart disease. While many people each year will need oxygen, most seniors don't know whether or not oxygen is covered by Medicare.

Does Medicare Cover Foreign Travel?

Planning a trip outside of the U.S. requires a lot of preparation. What happens if you get sick while outside of the United States? Many people wonder will Medicare cover you for an emergency while traveling to a foreign country.

Does Medicare Cover a Younger Spouse?

Medicare is federal health coverage for those 65 and older and for those younger than 65 with a disability, but what happens with a younger spouse's health coverage when you enroll in Medicare? Many Medicare-eligible persons wonder...

Does Medicare Cover Mental Health Care?

Mental health care is for those who need need either out-patient care such as in office counseling and therapy sessions, or for those who need to be admitted to an in-patient facility for more intensive mental health care. As people turn 65, they wonder how will mental health care be covered by Medicare. Let us explain.

Does Medicare Cover Gym Memberships?

Exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle. Not only do you look better, but there are health and mental benefits. This may not be new information to you, but you may be wondering if Medicare covers gym memberships?

Does Medicare Cover Clinical Research Studies?

Medical Research Studies, also known as Clinical Trials, determine whether a medical treatment or device is effective and safe. As well as, these studies explore which groups will benefit the most from the treatment. Now that Medical Research studies are defined, are you covered by Medicare? The answer isn't simple.

Does Medicare Cover Transplants?

Transplants are necessary if you have certain type of failures. If you qualify to receive an organ, and are in a lucky position to have made one available to help save your life, will Medicare cover it? That is a fear of many Medicare-eligible person because will it cost you an arm and a leg to get a heart?

Does Medicare Cover Chemotherapy?

Before you undergo chemotherapy you will want to know does Medicare cover that? With 650,000 people undergoing chemotherapy each year, not knowing how you would be covered can be scary (and expensive), especially when you have other things to worry about.

Does Medicare Cover Mammograms?

Mammograms are very important for women, especially after 40, but are they covered by Original Medicare?