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How Part D works with other insurance |

expand icon Employer or union health coverage

Employer or union health coverage refers to health coverage from your, your spouse's, or other family member's current or former employer or union. If you have prescription drug coverage based on your current or previous employment, your employer or union will notify you annually about whether your prescription drug coverage is creditable. Keep the...

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Date: 2018-03-22 18:02:34

How do I get Parts A & B? |

expand icon I'll be getting benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) at least 4 months...

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Date: 2018-03-22 18:01:56

Should I get A & B? |

The employer has 20 or more employees.

Ask your benefits manager whether you have group health plan coverage (as defined by the IRS). People with group health coverage based on current employment may be able to delay Part A and Part B and won't have to pay a lifetime late enrollment penalty if they enroll later. If you want to delay both Part A and Part B coverage, you don't need to do anything...

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Date: 2018-03-22 18:01:10

Special circumstances (Special Enrollment ... - Medicare

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Special circumstances (Special Enrollment Periods)

You can make changes to your Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage when certain events happen in your life, like if you move or you lose other insurance coverage. These chances to make changes are called Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs). Rules about when you can make...

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Date: 2018-03-21 17:20:26

Manual wheelchairs & power mobility devices |

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers power-operated vehicles (scooters) and manual wheelchairs as durable medical equipment (DME) that your doctor prescribes for use in your home. You must have a face-to-face examination and a written prescription from a doctor or other treating provider before Medicare helps pay for a power wheelchair. Power wheelchairs are covered...

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Date: 2018-03-22 18:01:25

Which insurance pays first |

Which insurance pays first

How Medicare coordinates with other coverage

expand icon I'm 65 or older and have group health...

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Date: 2018-03-22 18:01:02

Where to get supplies included in the Competitive Bidding ...

expand icon Can I use any supplier I want?

In most cases, if you have Original Medicare, Medicare will only help pay for these items and supplies if they're provided by contract suppliers .

However, there are a few exceptions, like if you use a "grandfathered" supplier or if you get items and supplies from doctors or hospitals.

"Grandfathered" suppliers

If your current supplier isn't a Medicare...

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Date: 2018-03-22 18:02:26

Oxygen equipment & accessories |

Is my test, item, or service covered?


Oxygen equipment & accessories

How often is it covered?

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Date: 2018-03-22 18:02:23