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In addition to certain special circumstances, you have the option of changing your Medicare Advantage plan up to four times per year.
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Do Military Retirees Have To Pay for Medicare?
While military retirees will have to pay Medicare premiums, other programs are automatically available to them to help pay for gaps in coverage.
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How Does Medicare Obesity Therapy Work?
For people looking to lose weight, Medicare’s obesity behavioral therapy and counseling program may help.
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Does Medicare Cover Kidney Transplants?
While Original Medicare covers most services surrounding kidney transplants, there are some exceptions and options for extra coverage you should know about.
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Do Military Retirees Have To Pay for Medicare?
While military retirees will have to pay Medicare premiums, other programs are automatically available to them to help pay for gaps in coverage.
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How Does Medicare Obesity Therapy Work?
For people looking to lose weight, Medicare’s obesity behavioral therapy and counseling program may help.
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Does Medicare Cover Kidney Transplants?
While Original Medicare covers most services surrounding kidney transplants, there are some exceptions and options for extra coverage you should know about.
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How Does Medicare Handle ALS Coverage
Americans with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, can receive Medicare coverage soon after diagnosis.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover: Hearing Out-of-Pocket Costs
Under Original Medicare, hearing aids and exams to fit them aren’t covered, so out-of-pocket costs can add up to thousands.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover: Dental Out-of-Pocket Costs
Medicare can cover some dental services for hospital inpatients, but most other dental care is not covered under Original Medicare.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover: Vision Out-of-Pocket Costs
While routine eye exams or eyewear typically aren’t covered by Medicare, there are more serious eye conditions and procedures that can be covered.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover? The Most Common Out-of-Pocket Costs
Discover what Medicare does not cover, the most common out-of-pocket costs, and how to fill in your coverage gaps.
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Does Medicare Cover Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy?
While Medicare Part B can cover outpatient rehabilitation therapy, it’s important to know your coverage benefits and out-of-pocket costs if you’re ever in need.
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