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Medicare Premiums to Increase Slightly in 2021

Medicare Premiums to Increase Slightly in 2021

Medicare premiums are set to rise a modest amount next year, but still cut into any Social Security gains. The basic monthly premium will increase $3.90, from $144.60 a month to $148.50. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the premium and...
Medicare May Cover Extra 100 Days of Skilled Nursing

Medicare May Cover Extra 100 Days of Skilled Nursing

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly devastating for nursing homes and their residents. Aside from the tragically disproportionate loss of life, care for surviving residents has been delayed or interrupted due to infection, facility lockdowns or other health...
Medicare Plan Open Enrollment Runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7

Medicare Plan Open Enrollment Runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, during which you can freely enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7. Now is the time to start shopping around to see whether your current choices are still the best ones for you.   During this period you...
Will Medicare Cover a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Will Medicare Cover a Coronavirus Vaccine?

With the coronavirus pandemic responsible for more than a hundred thousand deaths and disrupting life across the United States, the only way for the country to return to normal is an effective vaccine. When a vaccine is available, Medicare will cover the cost. ...
Medicare: Pandemic Gives Seniors More Time to Apply, Change Plans

Medicare: Pandemic Gives Seniors More Time to Apply, Change Plans

The closure of Social Security offices has caused problems and worries for recently unemployed seniors who need to apply for Medicare after losing their employer coverage. In response, the federal government has announced that seniors affected by the crisis have...

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