Does Medicare Cover Telehealth?

Telehealth is a way for Medicare beneficiaries to receive the healthcare they require remotely. With many Americans unable to leave their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for telehealth services has been exasperated. In response to the pandemic and a desire from vulnerable patients to receive remote healthcare, Medicare has expanded telehealth coverage (also known as telemedicine services). The expansion will allow more Medicare beneficiaries to receive the care they need without leaving their home. Wondering how telehealth works, how you can use it, and which...

Can You Claim Supplemental Medicare Insu...

Supplemental Medicare works alongside your regular health insurance policy to aid with medical expenses that are not covered. Most who have bought into high deductible health insurance plans, or those that come with high out-of-pocket costs, utilize the perks of supplemental Medicare insurance.  So can you claim supplemental health insurance on taxes? Yes and no. It depends on the supplemental plan you have. If your supplemental Medicare insurance plan delivers a predetermined cost if you fall ill or are injured, it does not count as a deductible. If you are enrolled in...

Can I Get Medicare if I’ve Never W...

Generally, Medicare is available for people aged 65 or older, those with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.  Persons typically qualify for premium-free Part A Medicare having earned 40 “credits” by paying Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes while working (equal to around 10 years of work). But eligibility for premium-free Part A Medicare isn’t solely determined by your previous employment.  Although a widely-known factor, holding employment isn’t completely necessary. It is also possible to qualify for Medicare through your spouse or if you have...

Does Medicare Cover Oral Surgery?

Dental health isn’t confined solely to the realms of cleaning, dentures, and braces. A dental check-up can also help diagnose underlying severe medical issues that may require oral surgery.  Should you require a more serious need for oral surgery such as tooth extraction, jaw reconstruction, facial fractures, and dental implants, your dentist will likely refer you to a specialist. When the time comes that you require oral surgery, you will undoubtedly question whether your Medicare plan will cover the cost. There are different coverage rules for oral surgery so it’s...

Medicare Plan F is Going Away – What You...

One in four Medicare recipients is underinsured, according to The Commonwealth Fund. The underinsured can experience high out-of-pocket costs that can reach $10,000 or more. High out-of-pocket costs can be avoided by purchasing a Medigap plan such as Medicare Plan F. Medicare Plan F is going away, though, leaving many scrambling to determine how to cover costs. What Is Medicare Supplement Plan F? Many people ask, “What is Medicare Plan F?” It is one of the ten Medigap plans currently available. These plans provide supplemental health insurance that covers various...