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Getting Care in Emergencies: What You Should Know

At Trusted Senior Specialists, we believe in sharing knowledge that enhances your life. We want to be a trusted resource for all your Medicare concerns. Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it’s important to know how Medicare responds in times of crisis. Here’s what you should know about getting care in disasters or emergencies.  The Rules …

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adjust your coverage during Medicare open enrollment

Four Ways to Adjust Your Medicare Coverage

If you have existing Medicare coverage, you may not be looking to make any changes for the next year. However, it would be best to consider your options during the annual open enrollment period (October 15 to December 7). The best program for you this year may not be the best one for you next …

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Medicare covers durable medical equipment

Durable Medical Equipment Coverage

Durable medical equipment (DME) is supplies and materials that can be reused, like crutches, walkers, or wheelchairs.  If you’re enrolled in Medicare Part B, Medicare covers specific DME that is “medically necessary” — if your physician prescribes it for you to use at home.   What Is Meant By “Medically Necessary”?  When a Part of Medicare …

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Medicare and in-home care

Medicare and In-Home Care: What’s Covered?

If you’re new to Medicare, you may have questions about what’s covered and what isn’t. One of those questions might be about in-home care coverage — which will depend on the kind of care involved and whether it’s precisely “medical” in nature. Many seniors need in-home care, but the treatment isn’t always medical, by definition. …

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Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplements: Which Is Better?

he choice of health insurance is an important decision. When choosing Medicare coverage, you have many options.  There are additional plans that join with your Original Medicare (Parts A and B), called Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements. They may give you the personalization to meet your unique needs. While both plans can offer coverage that …

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Choosing the Best Medicare Advantage Plan

How to Choose the Best Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Advantage plans, or Part C, are a full-function alternative to original Medicare. If you’re looking for a Medicare Advantage (MA) program this year, you may wonder which one is best for you. Your decision depends on your financial situation, healthcare needs, and some other factors. The team at Trusted Senior Specialists is here to …

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Maximum Out-of-Pocket Limit

What Is the Maximum Out-of-Pocket Limit?

Healthcare can be expensive even with Medicare coverage. Many beneficiaries spend some of their annual income on out-of-pocket expenses after Medicare reimbursements. Individuals with lower incomes or complicated health conditions will probably pay the most.  The agents at Trusted Senior Specialists can help you understand out-of-pocket maximums so you can choose the right Medicare plan …

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Medicare & Gastroparesis Medication

Medicare & Gastroparesis Medication

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month, which is committed to finding solutions for patients with the condition. The overarching goal is to improve understanding and help patients and families manage the disease. If you have questions about which prescription medications are covered under Medicare — including ones to treat gastroparesis — we can help.   What Is …

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