Silver Sneakers: Medigap’s Secret for Seniors

The Silver Sneaker program offered through certain Medigap providers helps Medicare-eligible seniors improve their health. You might want to consider this program before...

Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture or Chiropractic?

Original Medicare offers limited coverage for physical therapy, but does it cover acupuncture and chiropractic? One is in and one is out.

2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

As of 2020 there will be some changes in premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs.

Do You Need Medicare Part B?

Ever wonder if you really need Medicare Part B? For most people over 65 the answer is yes. Read on to learn about the exceptions to the rule.

What Does Medicare NOT Cover?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant. You can find out here what Medicare covers. But we are here to learn what Medicare does not cover, and what you can do about it.

I have medicare but want drugs, hearing, dental, and vision

I have Part A and B. I need insurance to help with meds, hearing, dental, and eyes. Which is the best plan, and how much would it cost me monthly?

Medicare Part A: Costs and Coverage

Medicare is split into two parts: Part A covers hospitalization services and Part B covers day-to-day medical care.

Medicare Deadlines Cheatsheet

Remembering every deadline for Medicare Part A and B, Medigap (Medicare Supplement), Medicare Advantage and Drugs is just too difficult. That's why we at Senior65.com have come with this cheatsheet that will help you easily find the deadline you're looking for. We have broken up the deadlines into two parts: Initial Enrollment (when you are first eligible) and Special Enrollment (when you are allowed to enroll AFTER initial enrollment because of special circumstances such as existing coverage from work).

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.

Natural Disaster Medicare Special Enrollment Program

CMS will provide a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals affected by severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes who need to enroll in, disenroll from or switch Medicare health or prescription drug plans and have missed another enrollment period (i.e., either aging in or a SEP). This opportunity will be available in areas for which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared an emergency or major disaster and FEMA has determined they are eligible for Public or Individual assistance. It is available at the start of the incident period and runs for 4 full months.

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids may seem unaffordable to many seniors, leaving them wondering if Medicare covers the costs. And, if not, how will they pay for their hearing aid costs, that can range to several thousand dollars.

Medicare’s Initial Enrollment Period Explained

It is important to know how the dates work when enrolling in Medicare to get the most out of it. Initial enrollment in Original Medicare, Part A or Part B, happens automatically if you are about to turn 65 and already getting Social Security or Railroad Retirement Benefits. If not, you will need to sign up for Medicare Part A and/or Part B during the Initial Open Enrollment.