What is Medicare Advantage?

In a nutshell, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans (aka Medicare Part C), are required to offer everything that’s covered under Original Medicare (Parts A and B), except for hospice care, and may include other benefits too, like prescription drug coverage (Part D), dental, and vision. To join an MA plan, you must be enrolled in Original Medicare, which you will continue to benefit from. A plan cannot refuse your application based on your health needs, except in the case of an end-stage renal disease. Plan availability depends on the county and state in which you live. MA Plans...

How to Get a Replacement Medicare Card

If you have lost your Medicare card, don’t panic. A lost Medicare card can be replaced with a few easy steps. Your Medicare card is your proof of insurance, and it may be required when you need health care treatment or prescription coverage. You’ll want to get a replacement card as soon as possible. If you haven’t lost your Medicare card, but your current card is illegible, stolen, or in some way destroyed you can get a replacement card. Here’s Where to Begin with Medicare Card Replacement The easiest way to get a replacement card is by visiting your “My Social...