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Monday, October 20, 2014
Medicare
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and for those under age 65 with Social Security disability benefits for twenty-four months. Click here to go to the Medicare page.
Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap)
Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap) – Many companies market policies to cover the deductibles and co-insurance gaps that remain the patient’s responsibility under Medicare. These policies vary widely in benefits and price. The wise consumer will seek objective advice before buying a policy.
Medicare Savings Program
Certain low income Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to have their Medicare premiums paid for by their state Medicaid program. Some of these people are also entitled to have Medicaid pay for their Medicare deductibles and coinsurance. These programs are referred to as “buy-in programs.” Medicare Savings Program
Medicare Part D
Medicare Part D is a prescription drug benefit available to everyone who has Medicare, regardless of income and resources, health status, or current prescription expenses. If you would like to view a video about how to use the Planfinder, please click here.