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Being familiar with all the different kinds of Medicare programs is crucial to making an informed decision. Everyone’s situation is different, so it is important to study your budget and health to gauge what Medicare program fits you best. One way to start is by reading this informative article that will explain the ins and outs of every kind of Medicare program. If you feel overwhelmed by some of the complexities of certain Medicare programs,
Does Medicare cover Naturopathic treatment or Naturopathy As you age, invasive surgeries and expensive treatments may seem like the only option. However, naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is increasing in popularity, especially in seniors.  What is Naturopathy? Naturopathy is known as a form of alternative medicine that is based on vitalism and folk medicine. However, Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are licensed and learn the same basic sciences as Medical Doctors (MD). Naturopathic doctors also learn nutrition, psychology,
We understand how overwhelming Medicare can be at times. However, no matter which Medicare plan you have you are eligible for certain rights and protections designed for you. These rights are made to protect you when you get health care, ensure you have the services allowed, protect privacy, and against any dishonest practices. These resources include: The Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman complimentary-consultation/Helps you with grievances, complaints, and any information requests you might have regarding your Medicare.
Imagine this. You have just found out that you need a hip replacement. They tell you that you will need to spend three days post-surgery to ensure no infections surface and pain management is controllable. They then explain to you that you will need to go to a rehabilitation center for a month to strengthen your hip muscles. Right about now you must be thinking, ‘who covers what and how much is all this going
Congratulations! You are ready to retire and enter a new phase of your life. However, you’re not sure if you’re eligible for Medicare yet. Once you decide to retire you will no longer be apart of your employer’s health insurance program, so it is important to know where you stand with Medicare eligibility. The simple answer is if you are 65 or older you are eligible for Medicare. However, if you decide to retire before
As you get closer to the age of 65, you start getting bombarded with advertisements about Medicare. It can get confusing trying to sort through all the acronyms and letters: AEP, OEP, Part A, B, C, D?! Not to mention all the “medi” things that sound alike: Medicare vs Medicaid vs Medigap. Let’s clear up the confusion.What is Medicare?Medicare is a federal insurance program available to people 65 and older, though certain disabilities also allow
While Original Medicare covers a lot of services, it usually won’t cover routine dental, vision, and hearing care. Unfortunately, many beneficiaries are surprised to find this out and often ignore their health needs in favor of saving the out-of-pocket expenses. Don’t ignore your health any longer. There are options available to you, such as a Medicare Advantage Plan or supplemental dental, vision, and hearing plans.What is Covered Under a Medicare Advantage Plan? Dental Coverage: Those
Managing Medicare Advantage Medicare can get a bit pricey at times when you factor in all your deductibles, premiums, co-pays and services specific to your health. Some of you might prefer to sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan. This plan offers a privatized alternative to Original Medicare and requires that you see certain doctors that operate within the network. Within the Medicare Advantage world, there are methods to keep your spending to a minimum to