Roberta Pescow is a freelance writer specializing in health, home improvement, food, personal finance and lifestyle. Her articles have been syndicated on over 200 websites nationwide.
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What Is a Pour-Over Will and How Does It Work?
If your estate plan includes a living trust, you may want to consider pairing that trust with a pour-over will.
Social Security Spousal Benefits: How Long Do You Need to Be Married to Qualify?
The minimum marriage length to receive spousal benefits depends on whether you have kids or are still married.
How Much Social Security Will I Get at Age 65?
Your benefit amount depends on your income, cost-of-living increases and how close you are to full retirement age.
Does Medicare Cover Diabetic Supplies?
While Medicare does cover prescribed diabetic supplies, there are limits on the quantity of items and how often you can buy them.
What Is the Medicare IRMAA, and When Does It Apply?
The income-related monthly adjustment amount is a fee you pay on top of your Medicare Part B and Part D premiums if you make a yearly income above the annual thresholds.
How to Cancel Medicare Part B
Canceling Medicare Part B usually involves contacting the Social Security Administration, but ending it comes with some risks.
Medicare vs. Medi-Cal: What’s the Difference?
Medicare and Medi-Cal are government-run health insurance programs designed to serve specific populations in different ways.
What Is a Medicare Savings Program?
Medicare Savings Programs can help people with limited resources pay for some of their Medicare expenses.
What Are Medicare Part B Excess Charges?
Excess charges occur when a nonparticipating provider charges more than Medicare’s approved amount.
Does Medicare Cover Hospital Stays?
Medicare covers hospital stays, but there are limitations on the number of days and you may have to pay coinsurance.
Does Medicare Cover Life Alert?
Medicare doesn’t cover medical alert systems, but you may find coverage with certain Medicare Advantage plans.
Does Medicare Cover Annual Physicals?
Medicare doesn’t cover annual physical exams, but some preventive visits are covered.
Does Medicare Cover Transportation Services?
Medicare doesn’t cover transportation to doctor appointments, but some nonemergency transportation services may be covered in specific situations.