Does My Income Affect My Medicare Cost?

If you earn a certain level of income, the law requires an adjustment to your monthly Medicare Part B (medical insurance) and Medicare prescription drug coverage premiums.This is called an income-related monthly adjustment amount.These beneficiaries, who account for...

What is the Medicare Deductible?

On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the  Medicare Part A and Part B premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for 2019. Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient...

When Can I Enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Part B?

The first opportunity you have to enroll in Medicare is called your Initial Enrollment Period. The steps you should take to enroll in Medicare Part A (inpatient insurance) and Part B (outpatient medical insurance) depend on how you became eligible for Medicare and if...

How Do I Qualify for a Part B Special Enrollment Period?

A Special Enrollment Period (SEP) allows you to enroll in Medicare outside of the standard Medicare enrollment periods. The Part B SEP is available only if you have delayed enrollment in Part B because you have employer group coverage. For example, when you stop...

Do I Get an Annual Wellness Visit with Medicare?

The Annual Wellness Visit is a yearly appointment with your primary care provider (PCP) to create or update a personalized prevention plan. Medicare Part B covers the Annual Wellness Visit if you have had Part B for over 12 months and you have not received an AWV or...

Are Preventive Services Free with Medicare?

 Preventive care is the care you receive to prevent illness, detect medical conditions, and keep you healthy. If you meet the eligibility requirements and guidelines for a preventive service, Part B of Original Medicare or your Medicare Advantage Plan must cover that...