It’s that time of year to weatherize your house, your car—and your Medicare plan. If you’re 65 years of age or older, and there’s been a change in the last year to your health, the prescription drugs you take or your financial status, now’s the time to give yourself a health plan checkup. Start by
Have your parents slowed down? Complained of some aches and pains and wrinkles? Those are normal signs of aging. Have you noticed that your parents appear depressed or helpless? Have they lost interest in the hobbies they’ve always enjoyed? Are they overeating or have they lost their appetite? As a physician, I can tell you
Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t cover everything; you generally have to pay your deductible, 20% of your Part B medical bills and all of your prescription drug cost. Medicare Advantage insurance is designed to be the only health care plan you need. Here are the details on how your Medicare parts add up.