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How to Enroll in Medicare if You’re Incarcerated

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If you turn 65 when living in prison or any other type of correctional institution, you face much the same predicament for Part B enrollment as nonworking Americans [more…]

Medicare Part D When You Have Drug Coverage from Elsewhere

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You don’t need Medicare Part D if you already have creditable drug coverage from another source. Creditablemeans something that can be credited or counted. So [more…]

Do You Need Medicare Part D if You Don’t Take Medications?

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People new to Medicare very often ask, “Why should I pay out good money for Part D when I don’t use any prescription drugs?” It’s a perfectly fair question. But [more…]

When Should You Enroll in Medicare Part D?

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The “best” time to enroll in Medicare always depends on your circumstances. Check out your own situation on the following list to see how to avoid late penalties [more…]

What Happens if You Miss Your Deadline for Medicare Part B?

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Nobody can force you to sign up for Medicare and pay premiums if you don’t want to. But if you think you’ll need Medicare at some stage in the future, you should [more…]

What Happens If You Miss Your Deadline for Medicare Part D?

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Part D prescription drug coverage is voluntary. But it, too, comes with consequences if you enroll in a Part D drug plan later than you should. If you miss your [more…]

Is Your Medicare Late Penalty a Mistake?

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Mistakes in Medicare coverage and penalties do happen. Government bureaucracies are certainly not immune to human error and computer glitches. Social Security [more…]

Can You Get a Medicare Late Penalty Revoked?

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Depending on your situation, the answer to the question “Can you get a late penalty revoked?” may be “yes,” “maybe,” or “forget about it.” But you have the right [more…]

Why Does Medicare Have Penalties on Benefits?

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Signing up later than your personal deadline can result in having to wait for benefits and pay higher premiums for Part B and Part D for all future years. The [more…]

Am I Automatically Enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B?

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Social Security automatically signs you up for Medicare — without any action on your part — in each of the following circumstances: [more…]

3 Ways to Sign Up for Medicare in the United States

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You have three options for enrolling in Medicare Part A and/or Part B. In most cases, you can choose any of these methods regardless of whether you’re applying [more…]

Apply for Medicare if You Live in Different Places throughout the Year

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In a situation where you live in different places throughout the year, how and where do you sign up for Medicare? Many American retirees are sunbirds or snowbirds [more…]

How to Opt Out of or Disenroll from Medicare Part A

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Whether opting out of Part A or Part B is a good idea depends on your circumstances. But it’s always something you should consider extremely carefully to avoid [more…]

Can You Enroll in Medicare while Living Abroad?

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If you live outside the United States, make sure that you understand your options for the timing of Medicare enrollment. The choice you make — whether to sign [more…]

Help Someone Apply for Medicare Who Needs Help with English

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Comprehending the complexities of Medicare — let alone the jargon that officials often use in trying to explain them — is hard enough even for native English [more…]

When Does Your Medicare Coverage Begin?

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Identifying when your Medicare coverage begins can actually affect some of the decisions you make about enrolling. For example, if you know that missing your [more…]

How to Disenroll from Medicare Part B

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You may think that disenrolling means the same as opting out. And that may be so in general. But in a specific situation where you’re already enrolled in Part [more…]

How to Opt out of Medicare Part B

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You need to think twice about saying no to Medicare Part B coverage, even though it costs a monthly premium to use it. [more…]

Medicare Coverage Start Times after Signing Up

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If you sign up for Medicare during your IEP, the onset of coverage is a bit complicated and needs explanation. The IEP — your first chance of signing up for Medicare [more…]

What Is Medicare’s Coordination of Benefits System?

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Insurance for health care can come from a variety of different places as well as from Medicare. Let me count the ways: Medicaid, Medigap, a current or former [more…]

Tips for Filling Out Your Medicare Initial Enrollment Questionnaire

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Medicare doesn’t automatically know what other health coverage (if any) you have. So about three months before you become eligible for Medicare, you receive through [more…]

Keep Medicare Informed If Your Coverage Changes

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Over time, of course, your insurance coverage may change. If any changes may affect the way Medicare fits in with other insurance — for example, if you stop work [more…]

How Does Medicare Work with an Employer’s Health Insurance Plan?

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The greatest source of tension from many people about to qualify for Medicare is how it will fit in with health insurance from current or former employers or [more…]

Employee Health Benefits at Work with Medicare

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Provided that your other insurance is primary to Medicare, by law the employer is subject to the following restrictions: [more…]

3 Ways Having an Employer Health Plan Affects Medicare

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Having primary insurance from a current employer can affect you as a Medicare beneficiary in several ways. Here’s a quick list: [more…]

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