Prepare yourself: we are about to enter the season of Medicare advertising. Soon you won’t be able to escape the barrage of mail, television, and online commercials about Medicare. Insurance … [Read more...] about Medicare Commercials: Deciphering Fact from Fiction
If enrolled in Medicare, the word donut hole may not leave you thinking of the tasty pastry. When it comes to Medicare drug plans, also known as Medicare Part D, knowing what to expect and how your … [Read more...] about The Medicare Donut Hole: How Does It Work?
Caring for aging parents can be stressful and overwhelming. Focusing on what you can control and where you can receive support in this situation can help lead to a better outcome. When supporting an … [Read more...] about Helping a Parent with Medicare Coverage
Ready to fulfill your travel bucket list? Have your destination set and your passport in order? Have you considered your Medicare health coverage for your upcoming trip? We have you covered. Here is … [Read more...] about Traveling with Original Medicare and Medicare Supplements
With all the commercials, mailings, and other Medicare communication, you may wonder if your Medicare plan offers those extra benefits you hear people talking about. One of those extras might be … [Read more...] about Does Medicare Cover Prescription Lenses or Glasses?
Regular health screenings are one of the best ways to prevent disease and identify potential risk factors. Because of this, Medicare plans generally cover all basic screenings – and even some that are … [Read more...] about Does Medicare Cover Basic Screenings?
There are some health care costs, such as copayments and deductibles, that are not fully covered by Medicare. One can expect to incur these types of expenses, which is why a Medigap plan may be a good … [Read more...] about How to Know If You Need a Medigap Plan
There are many health care services that are not covered by Original Medicare. These include vision and preventative dental care, hearing aids, and prescription drug costs, among others. If you need … [Read more...] about Does Your Medicare Advantage Plan Offer Extra Benefits?
What qualifies as durable medical equipment? What type of durable medical equipment (DME) is covered by Medicare? How much will DME cost me? These are questions you might have when figuring out which … [Read more...] about Understanding Coverage for Durable Medical Equipment
A Plan Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) isn’t as intimidating as it seems. If you already have a Medicare plan, you will receive an Annual Notice of Change each fall. Your ANOC will have … [Read more...] about Why You Should Schedule an ANOC Meeting
Whether you’re new to Medicare or have been covered by Medicare for years, it can be confusing to sort through the options and choose a plan that meets your needs. The Twin City Underwriters’ … [Read more...] about The SurePlan® Medicare System Makes Medicare Decisions Easy
If you or a loved one is admitted to the hospital, whether for a routine procedure or an unexpected illness, it can be a stressful experience. Of the many details to keep track of, the patient’s … [Read more...] about Why Hospital Admittance Classification Could Impact Medicare Coverage
Has your Medicare plan unexpectedly denied coverage for a doctor visit, medical procedure, prescription medication, supply item or hospital stay? You have the right to appeal, and for that appeal to … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Filing a Medicare Appeal
What Is a Medicare Advantage Plan? A Medicare Advantage Plan offers coverage through a private company instead of through government-provided Medicare. One way to receive your Medicare Coverage is by … [Read more...] about What is a Medicare Advantage Plan (And Do I Need One?)