News, definitions, and part-by-part breakdowns of all things Medicare.
Medicareful Living is Changing Its Name — Here's Why
On October 1, 2023, Medicareful Living will be undergoing a name change. Here's why.
CMS Releases 2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Costs
The anticipated average costs for both Medicare Advantage and Part D plans have been released for the 2024 coverage year. Here's what you can expect!
Can You Keep Your Medicare Plan Each Year?
You may love your Medicare Advantage plan just the way it is. So, can you keep it each year or do you have to change?
The Drug Prices Medicare Can Directly Negotiate
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 gave Medicare the ability to directly negotiate with manufacturers the pricing of certain drugs. Here is the current list of those drugs and how they are used.
Does Medicare Ever Cover Cosmetic Surgery?
Millions of people seek out cosmetic surgery every year and can spend up to thousands of dollars on just one procedure. When, if ever, does Medicare cover cosmetic surgeries, or will you have to look...
How Does COBRA Work with Medicare?
While it's not common that someone becomes eligible for Medicare and COBRA at the same time, it can happen. Knowing how Medicare and COBRA interact could save (or cost) you money and a headache.
Different Ways Medicare Can Cover Drug Costs
Did you know that Medicare can cover medication costs a few different ways? In fact, each part of Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans can offer their own unique coverage!
All About Enrolling in Social Security
For many, their Social Security benefit is a critical part of their retirement plans. If you're getting ready to retire, how do you apply for Social Security so you can be enrolled when you need...
Does Medicare Cover Open-Heart Surgery?
Open-heart surgeries are one of the more complex and expensive procedures you can receive in the United States. Here's what you should know about open-heart surgery and how Medicare can cover it.
Does Medicare Cover Biopsies?
A biopsy can be incredibly useful for health care providers to diagnose an issue or understand a concern more. Here's what you should know about biopsies and their coverage under Medicare.
Does Medicare Cover Endoscopies?
An endoscopy may not be the most comfortable medical procedure, but it's a powerful diagnostic tool. What exactly are they, and does Medicare cover them?
How Does Medicare Cover Hypertension?
With high blood pressure and heart disease being so prominent in the United States, prevention and treatment are key. But can Medicare help you afford it?
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