You can get your Medicare benefits through Original Medicare, or you can choose a Medicare Advantage Plan. With Original Medicare, the government pays for your Medicare benefits when you get them. Medicare Advantage Plans, the Part C of Medicare are offered by private companies that have been approved by Medicare. Medicare pays these companies to administer your Medicare benefits.
Medicare and Insurance Education
Medicare Supplement insurance plans are standardized by the Federal Government. They are labeled A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M and N. Each standardized Medigap policy must offer the same basic benefits no matter which insurance company sells it.
Part D Prescription Drug Coverage is coverage for retail prescription drugs, or the medications that you pick up at a pharmacy. This is a voluntary program which allows you to access medications at an affordable rate, and insures yourself against any prescriptions you may need future.
Short-term health insurance plans are designed to temporally fill coverage gaps for people in transition. These gaps in coverage could happen to recent college graduates, people between jobs or early retirees.
Individual dental insurance is one of the most commonly requested items by Medicare beneficiaries and younger individuals. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover routine dental procedures, such as fluoride treatments, fillings, extractions, crowns, root canals, and teeth cleaning.
Life insurance pays out when the insured person dies. The idea is to protect loved ones from a sudden loss of financial support. You could also use it to support your local charity. There are three basic types of life insurance that differ in their details.
Funeral Expense Insurance is just that, an insurance policy that pays the costs associated with your funeral. The costs of a modest funeral can vary upwards from $5,000 and average around$10,000. There are several different forms of these policies available to assist you with planning for your end of life costs.