Are Medicaid and Medicare the same?

Are Medicaid and Medicare the Same Thing? In a word: No. Medicaid and Medicare are not the same. If Medicare and Medicaid are the same thing is a common question we get asked at CoverageCoach, so we’ll explore it here. The names of these programs are very similar, and they’re both government-funded programs. So it’s easy […]
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Does Medicare Have Asset Limits?

Does Medicare Have Asset Limits? No. You can have as many assets as you like and still qualify for Medicare coverage. Senior health insurance and Medicare topics can be complicated. And, the team at CoverageCoach understands! That’s why we provide honest, thoughtful answers to your most common Medicare questions. While Medicare has no asset limits, some […]
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Medicare and SilverSneakers

What is the SilverSneakers Program? The SilverSneakers program is a Medicare Advantage plan perk. This program is a senior workout program that you can personalize to your unique health and fitness goals. Best of all, it’s included for free with most Medicare Advantage plans! Using fitness programs like SilverSneakers may lower your healthcare costs in […]
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What’s the Medicare Saving Program?

What’s the Medicare Saving Program? Medicare Savings Programs are money-saving opportunities for seniors. That is, if you qualify for them. Not everybody does. If you have lots of assets — we’re talking about cash in the bank, real estate beyond the home you live in, or extra vehicles beyond your car, you might not qualify. […]
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Medicare Advantage: HMO vs. PPO

Medicare Advantage: HMO vs. PPO We get asked about Medicare Advantage every day. Folks call CoverageCoach wondering about the differences between Medicare Advantage HMOs and PPOs. So we put together this article to help explain the differences. We’ll start with a basic definition of Medicare Advantage and then explain HMO and PPO options. We know that senior health insurance […]
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Alphabet Soup: Medicare Defined

Alphabet Soup – Medicare Parts ABCD & F – Defined What is the Medicare Alphabet Soup? At CoverageCoach, we know how different Medicare plans get confusing. You might wonder, which senior health insurance program is better for you? Whether you’re getting ready to retire and exploring Medicare for the first time, or looking into Medicare […]
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Medicare for Diabetes

I’m Diabetic. Will Medicare cover me?

I’m Diabetic. Will Original Medicare be Enough? No. Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, the Original Medicare benefits you’ve earned will not cover everything. In fact, you may need something more to care for your health in retirement. If you have diabetes, you might wonder which services and products Original Medicare will pay […]
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Creditable Coverage 101

If I Have Creditable Coverage, Do I Still Need Medicare Part D? We’re often asked about creditable coverage and Medicare Part D here at CoverageCoach. If you’re wondering if you still need a Medicare Advantage plan with Part D coverage for prescription drugs, even though you have another health insurance option like TRICARE, we’ll look […]
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Moving and Your Medicare Coverage

Moving With Medicare: Is my Medicare coverage state-specific? Moving out-of-state is never easy. And like everything else related to senior health insurance, you’ll need to pay attention to your Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage policies before moving day. CoverageCoach can help! We’re going to talk about moving with Medicare here. Is Medicare state-specific? In a nutshell, know that […]
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Medicare and Traveling Abroad

How does Medicare work while traveling abroad? Getting ready to travel is always exciting. But, knowing what your Medicare policy covers is especially important when your travels take you abroad. Our team at CoverageCoach understands, and we’re here to help. Typically, Original Medicare does not cover your health care outside of the country. Additionally, a Medicare Advantage […]
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