Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?...

Medicare does not cover hearing aids, hearing exams or exams for fitting hearing aids. When Medicare was passed in 1965, it did not address the normal frustrations of aging; instead, it focused on, in the understanding of 53 years ago, actual diseases. Hearing loss was thought to be part of normal aging, and hearing aids produced by the technology of the time were big, ugly, and not terribly effective. Even today, with much better technology, 70% of the population with hearing loss does not use hearing aids. One reason for this, of course, is their high cost, which is not...

Does Medicare Part A Cover Outpatient Su...

For over 50 years, Medicare has been providing health insurance coverage for Americans age 65 and older. Providing approximately half of the healthcare expenses of nearly 58 million beneficiaries, Medicare is fulfilling the proposal originally introduced by President Eisenhower. Medicare is comprised of two primary coverages, Part A and Part B. Services not covered under either part are either paid for out-of-pocket or through private insurance. For example, most dental, eye, and foot care are not covered by Medicare, along with a number of other services. Whether or not...

What Is AARP Medicare Part F?

This is a bit of a misnomer. There is no “Medicare Part F.” Rather, there are ten types of standardized Medicare supplement plans, which are designed to cover medical expenses that Medicare itself does not cover. Plan F is one of these, and is the most comprehensive, as well as usually the most expensive. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) partners with United Health Care to offer Medigap plans. You are required to join AARP at $15 per year to enroll in an AARP Medigap plan. What? Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything? Unfortunately, no. Medicare has...

What Is AARP Medicare Part N?

This is a bit of a misnomer. There is no “Medicare Part N.” Rather, there are ten types of standardized Medicare supplement plans, which are designed to cover medical expenses that Medicare itself does not cover. Plan N is one of these, and is the most comprehensive, as well as usually the most expensive. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) partners with United Health Care to offer Medigap plans. You are required to join AARP at $15 per year to enroll in an AARP Medigap plan. What? Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything? Unfortunately, no. Medicare has...

When Can I Buy Medigap Insurance?

You’ve enrolled in Original Medicare but are discovering that not all healthcare costs are covered. If you find yourself in this situation, Medigap insurance might be the solution you need to supplement your health care costs. With a Medigap plan, you can also choose the doctor you want to see.  Medigap Insurance It’s important to understand what Medigap is and what it isn’t. Medigap is a supplemental health insurance plan sold by private insurance companies to fill in the gaps of Medicare Part A and Part B. These gaps in coverage include: Copayments...