MHI – Medicare Blog

Q: Do I need to sign up for Part B now if I plan to work past 65?

Monday, February 18, 2019

If either you or your spouse still plan to work beyond the age of 65 and you have health insurance based on that employment, you may not need to sign up for Part B at age 65.


Q: What is Part A?

Monday, February 11, 2019

​A: Part A is often referred to as hospital insurance. You’ll want to understand that Part A covers some, but not all hospital stays.


Q: Have you heard about the new Medicare app?

Monday, February 4, 2019

A: Welcome to a new day! No need to call Medicare or your doctor’s office or your next door neighbor to see if Medicare covers a certain service. The answer is in the palm of your hand! Literally, if you have a mobile phone.


Q: Should I sign up for Part D if I get my drugs through the VA?

Monday, January 28, 2019

A: Although many veterans are satisfied with their drug coverage through the VA, some may also want to consider signing up for a Medicare Part D plan.


Q: Should I do something if I did not receive a new Medicare card?

Monday, January 21, 2019

A: According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, you should have received your new Medicare card by now. So, yes, you need to do something.


Q: How can I find out if Medicare covers a particular service?

Monday, January 14, 2019

A: The Medicare & You book provides general information about services covered under Part A and Part B. 


Q: How many Medicare-covered preventive services can you name?

Monday, January 7, 2019

A: Excluding shots, the Medicare website lists 20 different preventive & screening services covered by Part B. 


Q: How can I get Medicare to talk to me about Mom’s plan?

Monday, December 17, 2018

A: You’ll need a permission slip from your mother if you want Medicare to talk to you about her plan. Actually, it’s not exactly a permission slip. It’s CMS Form 10106, otherwise known as an “Authorization to Disclose Personal Health Information”.


Q: Are there changes to the Part D program in 2019?

Monday, December 10, 2018

A: The big change to Part D in 2019 is the elimination of the Donut Hole (also called the Coverage Gap) on brand-name medications.


Q: Is it too late to change drug plans?

Monday, December 3, 2018

A: You still have time to make a change to your Part D drug plan. The Open Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7.


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