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Does Medicare Cover Weight Loss Programs?

Losing weight is always a challenge, and support is available through your Medicare plan, depending on your coverage. If a weight loss treatment is deemed to be medically necessary by your doctor, a range of services is available to you. What Each Medicare Plan Covers for Weight Loss Medicare Part A Medicare Part A will cover the cost of hospitalization if the agency has determined...

How to Find the Right Caregiver

If you have an elderly relative or a younger person with physical or mental limitations, you may need to find a caregiver. Every situation requires a specific level of training to provide the support your loved one needs. The caregiver becomes part of your family and choosing right could not be more important. What Type of Caregiver is Right for Your Loved One? Depending on...

Traveling Outside the U.S. with Medicare: What You Need to Know

Medicare will not pay for healthcare outside the U.S., except under specific rare circumstances. That means in most cases, you are not covered anywhere other than the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Island, and Guam. Under What Circumstances Will Medicare Pay for Healthcare Outside the U.S.? There are only three situations in which...

Your Guide to Medigap and Other Medicare Supplement Plans

Medigap is Medicare supplemental insurance. Private insurance companies sell these policies. They are designed to help cover the gaps in healthcare costs with original Medicare, such as deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. It can also help with services Medicare does not cover, including travel outside the U.S. Why You Might Need Medigap Insurance Original Medicare Parts A and B will not cover all expenses if you...

Qualifying For Medicare Before Age 65

When you turn 65, you automatically become eligible for Medicare if you qualify for Social Security benefits or are a citizen or permanent resident living in the U.S. Certain people under the age of 65 may also be eligible for Medicare due to disability. What Qualifies a Person Under Age 65 for Medicare? Medicare is available for certain people with disabilities who are under the...