Medigap Coverage vs. Medicare Advantage: What’s the Difference?

AS SOON AS YOU REACH 65 AND ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR MEDICARE, YOU ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE A MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT POLICY. YOU WILL BE GIVEN A ONE-TIME OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD TO ENROLL IN ANY MEDIGAP PLAN WITH NO HEALTH QUESTIONS. YOUR OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD IS THE FIRST SIX MONTHS FROM THE FIRST DAY YOU SIGNED UP FOR MEDICARE …

Exercise Safely With a Heart Rate Monitor

HEART RATE MONITORS USED TO BE EXCLUSIVELY OPERATED BY PHYSICIANS AND NURSES ALONE BUT THAT WAS SOON RECTIFIED WITH TODAY’S MULTI-TASKING GENERATION. EVERY PERSON SEEMED TO WANT TO KNOW ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WAS RELATED TO THEM AND THAT OF COURSE INCLUDED MONITORING THEIR OWN HEARTBEATS. WHAT IS A HEART MONITOR? ALSO KNOWN AS A CARDIAC MONITOR, A HEART MONITOR IS …

I’m Turning 65, do I Need a Medicare Supplement Plan?

First, let’s answer the question, what is a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan.  Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) is the basic Medicare benefit package granted to eligible individuals when they turn 65 or enter their 25th month of receiving disability benefits. Original Medicare provides broad coverage of many hospital and medical expenses. But Medicare comes with out-of-pocket costs such …