Medicare Dental Coverage

Medicare Dental Coverage Quite often, people who are signing up for Medicare are surprised to find that Original Medicare (Parts A & B) does not offer dental coverage. Your Part A may pay for certain emergency or complicated dental procedures, but it does not offer coverage for routine dental care, extractions, fillings, or dentures. You […]

Medicare Part B

Sign Up Periods for Medicare Parts A and B When you’re first eligible for Medicare, you have a 7-month Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) to sign up for Part A and/or Part B. If you’re going to be eligible for Medicare when you turn 65, your 7-month enrollment period: Begins 3 months before the month you turn […]

5 Reasons To Switch Medicare Plans

1. Make sure you are getting the best deal Every year smart shoppers find ways to save hundreds of dollars by switching to a Medicare Advantage plan. If you are already on a Medicare Advantage plan you may be able to find a plan with lower monthly premiums and co-pays. Even if you are on a $0 […]

How Do Medicare Advantage Plans Work?

Here’s an overview of Medicare Advantage plans, so you can have all the information when comparing plans: What are Medicare Advantage Plans? Medicare.gov, the government Medicare website explains that Medicare Advantage Plans are “sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are an “all in one” alternative to Original Medicare. They are offered by private companies […]

COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults on Medicare in Arizona

At Connie Health, we’re committed to providing you with helpful information and resources about coronavirus to keep you informed and protected during these uncertain times. Below outlines resources about COVID-19 for older adults, Medicare coverage and Maricopa County resources. What is COVID-19? COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, is a respiratory disease that originated in Wuhan, […]

Medicare Chronic Special Needs Plans

C-SNPs are a part of a class of Medicare plans specifically for people with one of three different types of special needs: Specific types of chronic conditions (chronic special needs plans or C-SNP) Dual Medicare & Medicaid eligibility (dual eligible special needs plans or D-SNP) Long-term or institutional care (institutional special needs plans or I-SNP) […]

Medicare Provider Networks in Arizona

To select the right Medicare plan for you, it’s important to understand the differences between different networks depending on how you decide to purchasing your Medicare coverage.​ Original Medicare (plus Medicare Supplement or Medigap plan) With Original Medicare (and Medicare Supplement or Medigap plan) you can see any provider which accepts Medicare assignment. Be aware […]

MEDICARE AND YOU

What is Medicare?​ Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who: Are age 65 and older, or Are younger than 65 but have specific disabilities, or Have end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure require dialysis or a transplant) Medicare parts A & B cover 80% of the cost of Medicare covered services. The […]

How to Sign Up for Medicare

What is Medicare? Medicare is a government-run health insurance program for United States citizens (plus permanent residents with more than five years of continuous residency) who are age 65 and older or people with a disability who are any age. What does Medicare cover?​ Original Medicare covers 80% of the cost of Medicare-covered services through […]