Medicare Vision Coverage

Loss of vision among the elderly is a growing Medicare health coverage challenge as baby-boomers age and move closer to retirement.  The most common causes of vision loss among the elderly are macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy. One in three elderly persons has some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. [...]

Medicare Supplemental vs. Medicare Advantage Plans

The following are the five choices you have when deciding on the type of coverage as a Medicare recipient: Original Medicare Medicare Advantage Plan Original Medicare+ Supplemental (Gap) Insurance Original Medicare+ Prescription Drug Plan Original Medicare+ Supplemental (Gap) Insurance + Prescription Drug Plan Here’s another way to look at it:   Original Medicare (Medicare Part [...]

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Transform Market

Health insurance exchanges will change the way people buy coverage and will help millions of uninsured people get a private plan. Nearly 49 million people are uninsured in the United States, but the numbers vary dramatically by state. Exchanges will be the most visible part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law in everyday [...]

Hospitals are Charging Medicare Profoundly Different Amounts

Have you ever walked out of a hospital visit with a smile only to look at the medical bill and frown? New data shows that you’re not the only one, and there are some interesting imbalances tilting against you in regards to health care billing and Medicare reimbursements. This data, regarding more than 3,000 hospitals [...]

Medicare Hearing Coverage: Hearing Aids, Auditory Implants and Medicare Coverage Policy

According to a study in a  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  article from 2012, over 30% of adult older than 65 years sensorineural hearing loss, also called presbycusis and as many as 70% of those older than 85 years found to have it (Ann R. Punnoose, MD; Cassio Lynm, MA; and Robert M. [...]

Medigap Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions

Medigap protections — or guaranteed issue rights — are rules that require insurance companies to sell you Gap insurance coverage even if you have pre-existing medical conditions. As a general rule you have about 60 calendar days to join a new gap insurance company after you had to drop a previous coverage. Below we have [...] is not associated with the federal government. All plan information provided on this site is collected from public sources (e.g.,, carrier's website, plan brochures, etc.). Rates shown are for comparison purpose only. Contact your Medicare agent or for a binding quote.