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Yes. If your income and assets seem to be above the MSP guidelines in your state, you should still apply if you need the benefit. You may qualify for an MSP because certain income and assets may not be counted when determining your eligibility. Note: How...read more
All states have a Part B Buy-in, which is a process that can help you enroll in Part B outside regular enrollment periods.Normally, you must wait until the General Enrollment Period (GEP) to sign up for Part B if you did not enroll in Part B when first...read more
The Part A Buy-in is a process available in certain states if you are ineligible to receive premium-free Part A. The Part A Buy-in process allows qualifying individuals who delayed Part A enrollment to get Part A outside the GEP. Through the Part A Buy-in,...read more
In Medicare, the term improper billing refers to a provider inappropriately billing a beneficiary for Medicare cost-sharing. Cost-sharing can include deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Federal law prohibits providers from billing people enrolled in...read more
One benefit of enrolling in an MSP is that it will allow you to enroll in Part B outside of the regular enrollment periods. This is important because you usually must wait for the General Enrollment Period (GEP) to sign up for Medicare if you do not sign...read more
A fair hearing is an opportunity for you to challenge a decision made about your MSP application. You have the right to a fair hearing in order to ask the agency that decides eligibility for the MSPs in your state to reconsider their decision to deny your...read more