MHI – Medicare Blog

Q: What is equitable relief?

Monday, May 20, 2019

A: Equitable relief can be a lifeline for people who did not sign up for Part B on time.

Q: How can COBRA “bite” those new to Medicare?

Monday, May 13, 2019

A:  COBRA may “bite” you if you do not enroll in Part B within eight months of leaving your active employment.

Q: How Long Does A Doctor Have To Submit A Claim To Medicare?

Monday, May 6, 2019

A: Claims must be submitted to Medicare within one calendar year of the date of service.

Q: What Is The Medicare General Enrollment Period (GEP)?

Monday, April 29, 2019

A: Think of it as your chance to do what you should have done during your Initial Enrollment Period. 

Q: What Is The Difference Between Medicare And Medicaid?

Monday, April 22, 2019

A: Unless you work in the health care field or have taken care of your own or someone else’s medical bills, you probably don’t understand the difference. 

Q: What happens if I am late paying my drug plan premium?

Monday, April 15, 2019

A: You will be dropped from your Part D plan if you have not paid your premium within their grace period.

Q: What should I know about the Medicare Supplement underwriting process?

Monday, April 8, 2019

A: According to , underwriting is a process used by insurance companies to try to figure out your health status when you're applying for health insurance coverage to determine whether to offer you coverage, at what price, and with what exclusions or limits.

Q: Is it true that Medicare has no vision benefits?

Monday, April 1, 2019

A: Yes. And no. Medicare will not pay for a routine eye examination to see if you need new glasses.

Q: Would I ever want to drop Part B?

Monday, March 25, 2019

A: Let’s assume you are not working and you have already signed up for Part A and Part B.

Q: Will Medicare cover me when I travel to other parts of the country?

Monday, March 18, 2019

A: The answer: it depends. Part A and Part B (your hospital and medical coverage) is accepted throughout the country. 

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