How Do Star Ratings Work?

Whether you’re new to Medicare or just exploring your options for the next annual open enrollment period, choosing the best Medicare coverage for your needs can take a fair amount of research. Often, you’ll want to compare costs and coverage options among the various...

What is Considered a Supplemental Benefit?

Medicare covers a lot. But there are some health services that the basic Original Medicare program just doesn’t pay for. That’s where supplemental benefits come in. These are the extras that you can get by buying a Medicare Advantage plan.  Supplemental benefits may...

Using Medicare for Vision Coverage

Medicare can be tricky to navigate, especially when it comes to eye care. Many plans don’t cover routine eye exams, but others may. Some plans cover additional treatment for eye issues, while others don’t. And a lot of what’s covered can depend on your individual...

Medicare and Bone Density Tests; What to Know

An unfortunate part of growing older is that your bones may weaken. And weakened bones can lead to broken bones. No one wants that—including Medicare. That’s why Medicare covers bone density testing. But there are conditions on how much and how often it will pay, so...

How Medicare Covers Prostate Health, PSA Tests, and Surgery

The odds are that someone in your life has already been diagnosed with prostate cancer. One of the most common cancers, prostate cancer will affect one in seven or eight American men, usually later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The good news...