Massachusetts Medicare 101: What You Should Know

Massachusetts Medicare 101

Six Things to Consider When Choosing Your Massachusetts Medicare Supplement

Medicare Supplements, also known as Medigap, are private insurance policies that help pay for things that Medicare doesn’t cover in Massachusetts. Only available with original Medicare plans, in MA you cannot combine a medicare supplement plan with Medicare Advantage (MA). MA is used to help supplement Medicare coverage. Medigap only helps cover costs that aren’t taken care of by Medicare parts A and B.

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Choosing Between Massachusetts Medicare and Massachusetts Medicare Advantage: What’s the Difference?

Comprehending and choosing all the different parts of the Massachusetts Medicare program can seem like a maze of details and paperwork. It is important to know what all of your options are before making a decision. Both Medicare and Medicare Advantage are useful tools in MA for health insurance during the later years of life. But what is the difference between the two?

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Medicare Supplement Plans Available in Massachusetts

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans are private insurance policies that help cover costs that aren’t taken care of by Medicare parts A and B in Massachusetts. These plans, also known as Medigap Policies help pay for the gaps between what Medicare approves and covers.

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Medicare Part B in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, Medicare Part B covers visits to the doctors' office and other health care providers, outpatient care, home health care, durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers, and other preventative services.

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Can A Medicare Supplement Plan in Massachusetts Save You Money?

Do Massachusetts Medicare Supplement Plans really save you money on healthcare expenses, even if you are already enrolled in Medicare? The answer is yes, and if you live in Massachusetts may be able to save more than you realize.

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Major Pitfalls To Avoid With Massachusetts Medicare

Medicare offers an affordable option for aging Americans and those under the age of 65 with certain qualifying disabilities. Unfortunately, many people don't have all of the information they need and end up making costly and unfortunate mistakes. For this reason, we've put together a short but essential list of major pitfalls to avoid with Massachusetts Medicare.

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Medicare Part D in Massachusetts

Medicare Part D is a federal program that became available in Massachusetts in 2006. The purpose of Part D is to provide prescription medications at an affordable rate for Massachusetts residents who are enrolled in Medicare.

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When Is My Massachusetts Medicare Enrollment Period?

One of the most important things to understand about Massachusetts Medicare is when you're eligible to enroll. For some Medicare plans, if you miss out on the Massachusetts enrollment window, it can make it difficult or even impossible to sign up for the plan you're interested in.

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Choosing a Massachusetts Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage Plan

If you’re new to Medicare, you might be wondering what the best coverage option in Massachusetts is. Trying to figure out which plan(s) to enroll in can be difficult and end up being very overwhelming.

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Commonly Asked Questions in Massachusetts About Plan F Rate Changes

Plan F was phased out, meaning it is no longer available to new enrollees in Massachusetts and that current Plan F beneficiaries may experience underwriting and Plan F rate changes. Like with any new change to Medicare laws in Massachusetts, many seniors on Medicare or those who are about to become Medicare eligible are confused about how this will affect their coverage.

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Comparing Massachusetts Medicare Supplements 

Medicare Supplements are standardized plans that provide the same coverage regardless of which insurance company in Massachusetts you purchase it from.

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High Deductible Medicare Supplement Plans in Massachusetts

With the large number of Medicare Supplement plans available in Massachusetts, it’s easy to get confused when deciding which one is the best fit for you.

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