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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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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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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What is Medigap, really?

What is Medigap? Is it Different from Medicare Supplement? Medigap and Medicare Supplement plans are the same. There is another sort of plan known as Medicare Advantage, that is different from Medigap. If you’re nearing retirement, it’s time to switch your health insurance to Medicare Parts A and B and purchase an additional supplement plan. […]
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Your Medicare Supplement Policy

Your Medicare Supplement Policy Medicare supplement plans are additional insurance that seniors can purchase as an addition to their traditional Medicare benefits. You must be enrolled in Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and Medicare Part B (health insurance) to qualify. Know that Medicare Supplement insurance is changing. Before we get any further, know that if […]
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Medicare: Advantage or Supplement

What’s the Difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement? If you’re looking to understand the differences between Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplement plans, you’re in the right spot. As with everything else related to Medicare, the answer is complicated. So, which senior health insurance program is better for you? We’ll explain the differences here, […]
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Getting Ready to Enroll in Medicare

Getting Ready to Enroll in Medicare Understanding your healthcare options can be confusing at any age. If you are approaching 65 and are wondering about Medicare enrollment, there are some things you should know before choosing your senior health insurance. Let’s review some basic information that will hopefully increase your understanding so you can make […]
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When are Medicare Enrollment Periods?

When are Medicare Enrollment Periods? Like everything else related to Medicare and senior insurance, Medicare Enrollment Periods sound complicated until you understand them. The team at CoverageCoach understands! We’ve put together this article to help seniors understand Medicare and Medicare enrollment periods. As always, if you have questions beyond the scope of this article, don’t hesitate to […]
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