3 important Medicare documents you need for open enrollment
The first installment in a special series on Medicare's annual open enrollment period.
September 23, 2019
Very few people have a Medicare medical savings account — but it might be just what you need
Only 0.01% of the 61 million people enrolled in Medicare have an MSA. Here's why that's about to change.
September 9, 2019
Can people with low incomes qualify for a Medicare subsidy?
In this week’s column, Phil Moeller answers a question about Medicare subsidies.
September 6, 2019
How to prepare for Medicare’s Fall Annual Election Period
If you're already on Medicare, it’s the one time of the year you can enroll in or change your Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans.
September 5, 2019
Will Medicare cover my addiction treatment?
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September 5, 2019
What’s the difference between your brand-name and generic drugs?
Here’s what to look out for — other than the packaging
August 4, 2019
Counting on Medicare when you travel overseas can be a risky move
Don’t assume your health insurance will cover a medical emergency while you’re abroad
July 31, 2019
How to handle a surprise medical bill when there’s a Medicare mixup
Our Medicare and Social Security expert fields a number of pressing reader questions
July 30, 2019
Dreaming of retiring abroad? Don’t rely on Medicare
Expats are frustrated that they can’t generally use the program outside the U.S.
July 25, 2019
Should I enroll in Medicare Part B if I live abroad?
It mostly depends on how long you plan to be abroad
July 23, 2019
Medicare is taking steps to help fight the opioid epidemic
Prescriptions for drugs used to treat opioid addiction have increased significantly
July 11, 2019
How does selling your house affect your Medicare costs?
Medicare high-income surcharges are based on taxable income
July 9, 2019
Which type of plan is better as you age, Medigap or Medicare Advantage?
A back and forth reader-expert dialogue answers some of the big questions many people are facing
July 8, 2019
How does COBRA work with my Medicare plan?
If you're Medicare-eligible, don't assume COBRA has your back
June 10, 2019
5 unexpected surprises when signing up for Medicare
When you’re enrolling for the first time, you probably don’t know what to expect. Here’s how to prepare yourself
June 5, 2019
The dangers of Medicare Part B excess charges
Everything you need to know about how much your doctor can bill you when you’re on Original Medicare and how you can keep out-of-pocket costs down.
May 31, 2019
Is Medicare my only option at 65?
Should you keep your employer coverage or take Medicare? Perhaps both
May 17, 2019
Will you be penalized for not getting Medicare at 65? It depends
There are a few factors at play that you need to be aware of
May 9, 2019
How your tax returns affect your Medicare premium
Medicare's high-income surcharges can affect your premiums
May 7, 2019