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Medicare 101: Terms You Should Know When Reviewing Your Plan

When you enroll in Medicare, it is something like learning a new language. There are a number of terms you will need to learn to understand the process of enrollment and how your plan works. The following are some Medicare terms you will need to know when you review your plan. Part A: Medicare hospital insurance Part B:Medicare doctor and outpatient insurance Part C: Medicare...

Should I Apply for Medicare if I have Veterans Affairs Coverage?

The Veterans Administration (VA) encourages veterans to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B at age 65, during the initial enrollment period. This gives you more options for the care you may need in the future. VA health care will cover care you receive in VA clinics and hospitals, but it does not generally cover care provided by other doctors and facilities. Even if you...

What to Look For When Choosing a Primary Doctor

Your primary doctor is the professional who has the responsibility to care for you over the years. The ideal situation is a primary care doctor who knows you, is familiar with your medical history, any conditions, allergies, lifestyle, and personality. Ideally, your primary care doctor is more than just a doctor, but over time, becomes a friend you trust for guidance and support throughout the...

7 Steps to Prepare for Retirement

You have worked for most of your life and are likely looking forward to the freedom of retirement years. You may have plans to travel, spend more time with relatives, or spend more time on the hobbies you enjoy. When retirement is on the horizon, planning can make a significant difference in your quality of life. Plan for Early Retirement Many people are forced to...

Does Medicare Cover Weight Loss Programs?

Losing weight is always a challenge, and support is available through your Medicare plan, depending on your coverage. If a weight loss treatment is deemed to be medically necessary by your doctor, a range of services is available to you. What Each Medicare Plan Covers for Weight Loss Medicare Part A Medicare Part A will cover the cost of hospitalization if the agency has determined...