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Medicare

[med-i-kair]

1. A federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age.
    1.1. Also for people under 65 with certain disabilities
    1.2. Also for people of any age with end-stage renal disease
   (Permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant)

Medicare Basics

How traveling affects Medicare coverage


Medicare might not cover your medical treatments abroad, so it's important to know your options. [...]

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How to budget for Medicare expenses


When it comes to Medicare expenses, budgeting is equally as important as managing the costs you pay. [...]

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How Medicare is funded?


Where does the U.S. government get the money to offer health care for people ages 65 and older? [...]

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Hospital stays, inpatient & outpatient care


Make sure you understand how costs vary for inpatient and outpatient hospital stays. [...]

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Health conditions covered by Medicare


You may be surprised that Medicare covers these treatments and conditions. [...]

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Qualifying for Medicare


Find out when you're eligible for Medicare based on your age and health status. [...]

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Moving & Medicare


Here are two common situations during a change of address for Medicare. [...]

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Medicare copayment and coinsurance costs


When you get Medicare or Medigap, you need to familiarize yourself with some key terms. [...]

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Essential Medicare terms


See our breakdown of common Medicare terminology and their definitions. [...]

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Basic Costs of Medicare


Medicare won’t cover every medical expense you’re likely to face. [...]

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Plan Options

Medicare Supplement vs Medicare Advantage


Many members expand their coverage by enrolling in a Medicare plan. [...]

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Medicare Part D basics


Medicare Part D encompasses a variety of drug plans—each of which covers its own set of drugs. [...]

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Popular Medicare Supplement plan options


Some Medigap plans are more popular with our clients than others. [...]

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Using a Medigap plan comparison chart


Medigap comparison charts provide an easy way to compare the benefits these plans provide. [...]

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How to choose a Medigap coverage level


Find out how to choose a Medicare Supplement plan that's right for you. [...]

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Dental, vision, and hearing insurance options


As people enroll in Medicare, many forget to make note of its limits. [...]

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Benefits of working with a UMA agent


Finding and purchasing a Medigap plan is easier with the help of a Medigap Insurance agent. [...]

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Medigap underwriting basics


Underwriting for Medigap plans is a very simple process. [...]

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How to save on Part D drugs

How to save on prescription drugs


Fortunately, many pharmacies offer loyalty programs that can reduce the costs of prescriptions. [...]

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How Medigap premiums are calculated


There can be significant variation in the monthly premiums for Medicare Supplement plans. [...]

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Enrollment

Open enrollment vs guaranteed issue


Learn everything you need to know about Medicare Supplement user rights and enrollment periods. [...]

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How to enroll in Medicare Supplement


For most Medicare recipients, the enrollment process doesn't end with Part A and Part B coverage. [...]

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How to get dental, vision, and hearing insurance


A common misconception about Medicare is that it covers all areas of healthcare. [...]

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Finding the right doctor


Finding a doctor you can trust is vital for your health and well-being. [...]

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What to do if you miss Open Enrollment


What happens if you miss open enrollment for health insurance? Don't worry. We're here to help. [...]

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Medicare first-timer checklist


These are the seven steps you’ll want to check off your to-do list. [...]

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Why Medicare Supplement is more important


If you're paying attention to the news, you've probably wondered, "Do I need a supplement?" [...]

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Low-income extra help


Read on to understand more about this subsidy and its qualification requirements. [...]

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Retirement

Where should you travel during retirement?


Choosing where to travel during retirement can be difficult. Take our quick quiz! [...]

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Complete Retirement Planning Guide


Read our eBook to learn about Retirement Savings Plans, Creating a Budget, Investing, and more. [...]

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When to start thinking about Medicare


Enrolling in Medicare is a milestone granted with the benchmark age of 65. [...]

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Medicare while working past age 65


Enrolling in Medicare is an important milestone in your life. [...]

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Medicare & the Health Insurance Marketplace


Find out what you need to know about Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace. [...]

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Medicare & rejoining the workforce after 65


If you rejoin the workforce, what happens to your Medicare plan? [...]

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Medicare and your Health Savings Account (HSA)


Learn what Medicare means for your HSA so you can be prepared for the future. [...]

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Benefits of working with a UMA agent


Finding and purchasing a Medigap plan is easier with the help of a Medigap Insurance agent. [...]

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Qualifying for Medicare


Find out when you're eligible for Medicare based on your age and health status. [...]

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Latest News

Complete Retirement Planning Guide


Read our eBook to learn about Retirement Savings Plans, Creating a Budget, Investing, and more. [...]

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4 myths about Medicare’s financial future


To thrive in the future, Medicare will need to offset the debt being created today. [...]

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How the Affordable Care Act can benefit you


One concern of Medicare beneficiaries is controlling the amount of money spent on their healthcare. [...]

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Medicare & VA benefits


If you served in the military, you might have access to VA benefits and Medicare. [...]

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The UMA Difference


Our latest Ebook details the ins and outs of United Medicare Advisors. [...]

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Why Medigap Plan F is popular among baby boomers


When it comes to Medicare Supplement Insurance, one plan option is considered the most popular. [...]

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How to avoid the Part D penalty


When you hear about Medicare penalties, there are two Medicare programs that may come to mind. [...]

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The Donut Hole is closing


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is closing the Medicare Part D coverage gap by the year 2020. [...]

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Our agent training process


As a company, we aim to provide an easy experience for clients that leaves them feeling confident. [...]

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How to avoid the Part B penalty


If you fall under any of these three categories, you must enroll in Part B on time. [...]

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Medicare vs Medicaid


Learn about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, and find out which is right for you. [...]

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Popular Medigap plans facing extinction


There are 10 Medigap plans, each denoted by a letter of the alphabet. [...]

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What happens when you call UMA?


UMA helps people around the country make great decisions with their Medicare insurance. [...]

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Are you overpaying for Medigap?


Are there big differences between the highest and lowest Medigap premiums within a given state? [...]

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Protect yourself against Medicare fraud


Medicare fraud is a serious issue that affects seniors around the nation. [...]

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Characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries


Over 55 million people in our country benefit from Medicare. [...]

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Medicare savings programs


There are four Medicare Savings Programs that can help offset expenses. [...]

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Bill surprises


Here's what you can expect from Medicare billing to keep your payments under control. [...]

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Our agent technology


If you’ve worked with UMA, you understand that our process is both efficient and effective. [...]

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AEP & Current Medicare Recipients


There are various Medicare enrollment periods allotted each year. [...]

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Managing common out-of-pocket expenses


Out-of-pocket expenses can get out of control if you don't know how to manage them effectively. [...]

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How to choose a primary care doctor


Whether you can choose from countless doctors or a few, you need to select the right provider. [...]

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Unforeseen medical costs with chronic diseases


If you know your rights, you can get the coverage you deserve. [...]

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Preventative services


Preventive health care is essential for improving the nation's health, economy, and quality of life. [...]

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