How Do the Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Costs Work?

In Original Medicare, you will be charged for standardized Part A and Part B costs. In 2020, these costs include: Part A premium: The Part A premium may be different depending on your work history. If you or your spouse has worked more than 10 years, you will...

What is Considered a Supplemental Benefit?

A supplemental benefit is an item or service covered by a Medicare Advantage Plan that is not covered by Original Medicare. These items or services do not need to be provided by Medicare providers or at Medicare-certified facilities. Instead, to receive these items or...

In 2020, What Types of Supplements Benefits do Medicare Plans Cover?

Beginning in 2020, Medicare Advantage Plans can begin covering supplemental benefits that are not primarily health-related for beneficiaries who have chronic illnesses. These benefits can address social determinants of health for people with chronic disease. A social...

Does Original Medicare Cover Vision Care? If so, What Kind?

Routine eye care services, such as regular eye exams, are excluded from Medicare coverage. However, Medicare does cover certain eye care services if you have a chronic eye condition, such as cataracts or glaucoma. Medicare covers: Surgical procedures to help repair...

Does Original Medicare Cover Dental Care? If so, What Kind?

Medicare does not cover dental services that you need primarily for the health of your teeth, including but not limited to: Routine checkups. Cleanings. Fillings. Dentures (complete or partial/bridge). Tooth extractions (having your teeth pulled) in most cases. If you...