My thoughts on some of the six excellent questions Elizabeth Rosenthal, author of “An American Sickness,” suggests you should ask at every doctor’s appointment to make sure your medical bills are what you expect. Question #1. How much will this cost? Your provider’s office staff will know the fee a procedure, or series of procedures are billed […]
When you’re first eligible for Medicare, usually when you turn 65, you have an Initial Enrollment Period to sign up for Part A. You usually don’t pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part A (Hospital Coverage) if you or your spouse paid Medicare taxes for 40 quarters, or ten years, while working. This is sometimes […]
Reasons Why New Yorkers Switch Their Medigap Policies: You’re paying for benefits you don’t need. You need more benefits than you needed before. Your current Medigap policy has the right benefits, but you want to change your insurance company. Your current Medigap policy has the right benefits, but you want to find a policy that’s less […]
Sometimes face to face time with our doctor seems rushed. So to get the most out of this short time, and perhaps even a healthier outcome, I have summarized below several tips that doctors recommend from an article I read in the Wall Street Journal titled Get The Most Out Of A Trip To The […]
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Most Medicare beneficiaries pay $0 for the Part A hospitalization benefits if they or their spouse paid Medicare taxes while they worked. For Part B medical insurance, most people pay the standard $104.90 monthly premium. For New York State residents meeting certain conditions, a Medicare Savings Program may help pay […]