Early Retirement & Medicare

Can I Get Medicare if I Retire Early? Most folks qualify for Medicare at age 65. You can choose to retire early or late (or not at all), but it won’t change your eligibility date for Medicare. But what happens with Medicare if you go into early retirement? If you’re leaving the workforce before age […]
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Your Medicare Benefit Tax Statement

Your Medicare Benefit Tax Statement The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010. Sometimes called “Obamacare,” the ACA requires Americans to maintain quality health insurance or pay penalties. The IRA waived the tax penalty in 2019. However, they still want to know about your health insurance coverage. Initially, in 2010 and 2011, there were some […]
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AEP vs. OEP – What’s the Difference?

Medicare AEP vs. OEP — What’s the Difference? Medicare’s AEP and OEP are distinct enrollment periods when Medicare beneficiaries can make important changes to their senior health insurance. As summer comes to a close and fall looms before us, it’s time to review your Medicare coverage. You’ll likely receive a letter from Medicare or your Medicare […]
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Connection During COVID-19

The Value of Connection and Community During COVID-19 Human beings are social creatures. And, we all know the phrase “it takes a village.” Recently, we’ve learned that it takes a community to weather the storm of COVID-19! We need connection during COVID-19, now more than ever. If these unusual times have taught us anything, it’s […]
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Medicare History

The History of Medicare

The History of Medicare For more than fifty years, Medicare has been helping American adults stay healthy. As we approach Medicare’s 55th anniversary, the team at CoverageCoach thought it would be fun to write about the History of Medicare. From its beginnings in 1965 to modern adjustments proposed by President Trump, Medicare has been an […]
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Medicare and Long-term Care (LTC)

Medicare and Long-term Care (LTC) There is so much conflicting information about Medicare and long-term care out there! It’s no wonder folks are confused about the issue. We get asked about it all the time. So the team at CoverageCoach created this article to answer your questions about Medicare and long-term care. Here, we’ll describe what […]
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How do Medicare Deductibles Work?

How do Medicare Deductibles Work? Medicare is already a complicated topic. Here at CoverageCoach, we get asked about deductibles often. We understand this is a confusing area, so we’re writing this article to help explain Medicare deductibles, and how they relate to Medicare Supplement plans and Medicare Advantage plans. If you have questions beyond this […]
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Financial Wellness Seniors Medicare

Medicare and Financial Wellness

Medicare and Financial Wellness Retirement sounds relaxing but, financially, can be scary. Maybe this article is the first time you’ve considered the relationship between Medicare and financial wellness. The crew here at CoverageCoach gets it. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to retirement. You’re probably asking yourself: Is Original Medicare coverage enough? […]
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Medicare and Hospice Coverage

Does Medicare Cover Hospice? It’s a delicate question. We know this is a stressful time for you and your family. Here, we’ll talk about hospice coverage and provide the facts you need. The answer is, Yes. Your Original Medicare covers most hospice services, as long as Medicare approves them. Folks ask us about Medicare hospice […]
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The CARES Act and Medicare Coverage

What Does the COVID-19 CARES Act Mean for my Medicare Coverage? COVID-19 has put everyone on edge, and the news is hard to follow. From alarming statistics to conflicting information, we know that seniors have many questions about Medicare and COVID-19. CoverageCoach is ready to help. Here, we’ll look into the CARES Act, as it relates to you […]
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