Can my spouse get Medicare at age 63?

Can my spouse get Medicare at age 63?

You may be 65 years old and ready to enroll in Medicare, but unless your spouse has a disabling medical condition, your mate won’t qualify until age 65. That’s because Medicare doesn’t operate like health insurance that you may have through your employer. It’s not a...
Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Care

Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Care

What the programs cover, and what they don’t What role does the federal government play in assisting Americans in need of long-term care? The answers, which lie primarily within two programs — Medicare and Medicaid — may surprise you. Here is a breakdown of the...
What are the costs for Medicare Part A?

What are the costs for Medicare Part A?

 Medicare Part A helps pay for inpatient stays in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, some home health services and end-of-life hospice care. Even though most people don’t pay premiums for Medicare Part A, the coverage still has other out-of-pocket costs: A...
What Is Medicare?

What Is Medicare?

How the federal insurance program helps older Americans afford the health care vital to their well-being What is Medicare? For more than 55 years, it’s been the program that older Americans and people with disabilities turn to for their health care coverage. In...
8 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

8 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

You’ll need to plan ahead to pay for some common medical expenses Medicare covers the majority of older Americans’ health care needs, from hospital care and doctor visits to lab tests and prescription drugs. Here are some needs that aren’t a part of the program — and...
Medicare Updates for 2022 — What You Should Know

Medicare Updates for 2022 — What You Should Know

If you are at least 65 and aren’t covered by an employer health insurance plan, then you will probably need to enroll in Medicare. Every year, there are copays, deductibles, and premiums to be paid. These numbers usually rise slightly each year, so you don’t have to...