Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

Everyone has questions about Medicare! It just goes with the territory.  While there is no cookie-cutter list of questions (or answers) that apply to everyone, we have collected the most common questions … and answered them for you.  Check back often as we add more Q&As!

FAQs (and the Answers)!

 

QUESTION:  What does Medicare cover?
ANSWER:  Original Medicare consisted of :

  • Part A. Covers Hospital and some Skilled Nursing, and Hospice
  • Part B. Services from Doctors and other health care providers, Durable medical equipment, outpatient care and many preventive services.

Since Original Medicare Parts C and D have been added.

  • Part C. (Medicare Advantage) includes all the benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B, generally includes a prescription drug plan, run by Medicare approved private insurance companies. May include extra benefits such as some  Vision and Dental, and Silver Sneakers (gym membership).
  • Part D. Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs and run by approved private insurance companies.

QUESTION:  What doesn’t Medicare cover?
ANSWER:  Original Medicare does not cover:

  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Most Dental care
  • Routine eye exams
  • Dentures
  • Hearing aids and exams for fitting them
  • Long-term care

QUESTION:  What is original Medicare?
ANSWER: 
Original Medicare consists of Part A & B.  Part D has been added.  Medicare Advantage Plans & Part C are not part of Original Medicare.

QUESTION:  Do I have to sign up for Medicare if I am still working?
ANSWER: When turning 65 and still working or covered under a spouses plan wants to sign up for at least Part A.

QUESTION:  How much does Medicare cost?
ANSWER:  The cost of Medicare is based on your adjusted gross income and runs from  $135.50 to approximately $500. The prescription drug plans start from $13.40 and increase depending upon the plan.

QUESTION:  When can I change plans?
ANSWER:  The yearly Medicare Open Enrollment / Annual Election period typically runs from the mid-October through the first week of December. 

QUESTION:  What are my rights if I move out of my plans service area?
ANSWER:  For those who move and are out of the coverage area, they become eligible for guarantee issue, however for a shorter period of time.

QUESTION:  I am turning 65 in a few months, why am I getting so much mail and so many phone calls about Medicare Health plans?
ANSWER:  We all get inundated with phone calls and mail because we are in the guarantee period which means we are guaranteed  coverage regardless of our health. 

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