Part D When you Have Medicare and Extra Help

If you have Extra Help and do not choose a Part D plan, Medicare will automatically enroll you in a benchmark Part D plan. Benchmark Part D plans have a premium below the specified amount for your state, which means that Extra Help will pay the full cost of your Part...

Tips for Communicating with Healthcare Providers

Communication is key in building good relationships with your health care providers and getting the best possible care. Here are five tips to help you communicate effectively with your doctors and other providers.Be prepared.Before making an appointment, make sure...

How Do Medigaps Work in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin?

Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have different ways of standardizing Medigap policies that were in effect before the federal standardization system began. Benefits and plans are different than those covered in this document. In general, these three states...

Home Health Hours

Medicare’s home health benefit covers skilled nursing care and home health aide services provided up to seven days per week for no more than eight hours per day and 28 hours per week. If you need additional care, Medicare provides up to 35 hours per week on a...