How to Get Medicare Part D

How to Find a Medicare Part D Plan by GoMedigap

Medicare Part D Enrollment We understand that enrolling in Medicare Part D can be intimidating and confusing. Don’t worry, GoMedigap’s here to help. We have put together a step-by-step guide on how to find, compare, and enroll in the best Part D plan for you.

Medicare Coverage Outside of the US

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One of our clients, Joby M., asked us, “How can I get Medicare to cover the medical needs of expats living abroad?” Thank you Joby for sending us your question! Let’s get into it. Limited Medicare Coverage Outside of the U.S. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover medical services outside of the United States, except for […]

Does Medicare Cover My Diabetic Testing Supplies?

The simple answer is that yes, Medicare does cover some diabetic supplies. Medicare covers diabetic testing supplies, such as: Glucose Test Strips Blood Sugar Testing Monitors Lancets Glucose Solution Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls When Buying Diabetic Supplies Many people who are new to Medicare and/or diabetes care do not realize that in order for […]

What Should I Do with My HSA Money When I Go on Medicare?

What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)? A health savings account, also known as an HSA, is a tax-free savings account that you can contribute to and withdraw money from for certain medical expenses, such as out-of-pocket medical, dental, and vision. HSAs must be paired with a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), which is usually offered […]

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

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Summary: Medicare is expanding a major experiment to improve the quality of health care through the creation of 21 new accountable care organizations. Could these ACOs benefit you? Since the inception of organized healthcare in the United States, medical professionals have been paid for services rendered. In other words, they are reimbursed based on the […]

New Medicare Policy Encourages Advance Care Planning (ACP)

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Summary: Medicare will pay physicians to discuss advance care planning, such as end-of-life care, with patients and their families beginning in 2016. This policy change encourages patient autonomy and promotes better care because patients are more informed of all of the healthcare options available to them. What is Advance Care Planning? Starting January 1, 2016, […]

The Cost of Medicare Fraud

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Summary: Medicare fraud is a serious financial problem for both American taxpayers and Medicare beneficiaries alike. The DOJ pledges to punish all who commit Medicare fraud. Unfortunately, the majority of money recovered in Medicare fraud settlements go into a slush fund, INSTEAD of going back into Medicare to fight fraud.  Medicare Fraud The Centers for Medicare & […]

The Surging Cost of Medicare Part D

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Summary: Medicare Part D premiums & deductibles are expected to rise in the coming year. Experts advise Part D beneficiaries to shop around this season to save money. Part D beneficiaries have until December 7th to reevaluate their Part D plans for the upcoming year. Medicare Part D is the voluntary prescription drug insurance plan […]

Changes in Medicare Part B Coverage in 2016

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Summary: The CMS announces that the 2016 deductibles and premiums for Part B coverage will increase. On July 30, 1965, President Johnson passed the Social Security Amendments that created both Medicare and Medicaid. This year marked the 50th year that Medicare has been providing affordable health care to senior citizens in America. For the majority […]