MHI – Medicare Blog

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. 

Q: When is the best time to buy a Medicare Supplement plan?

Monday, March 11, 2019

A: The best time to buy a Medicare Supplement plan is when you are not required to go through the medical underwriting process (answer questions about your health).

Q: How do I sign up for Medicare?

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Social Security Administration is in charge of getting people signed up for Medicare Part A and Part B.

Q: When do I sign up for Medicare?

Monday, February 25, 2019

You’ll have a seven-month Initial Enrollment Period to sign up for Medicare as well as any other insurance you’d like to go along with it. 

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.

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