July 10, 2020

Medicare Vs. Medicaid

The Differences Between Medicare and Medicaid The words “Medicare and “Medicaid” are so much alike that it’s easy to get confused.  To add to the confusion, both are government programs that help people pay for health care.  But that’s where the similarities end. See below for more information about each […]
June 11, 2020

Medicare Enrollment for Veterans

Medicare Enrollment for Veterans When a veteran becomes eligible for Medicare, he or she may already have other insurance such as from an employer, the Veterans Administration (VA) benefits or TRICARE.  Because of this you may ask the following: As a veteran, do I have to enroll in Medicare when […]
May 18, 2020

UHC waives cost share for Medicare Advantage members for primary care and specialist office visits

United Healthcare waiving cost share for Medicare Advantage members for primary care and specialist office visits Here are R & K White Financial, we work exclusively with United Healthcare’s Medicare portfolio.  This includes several different types of Medicare Advantage plans, traditional Medicare Supplemental plans, and stand alone Part D prescription […]
April 6, 2020

Covid-19

Covid-19…What a bummer! “Crisis”  is a strong word that is used prematurely at times.  Given the current state of things as of the time of this article however, I’m not sure what else to call the current Covid-19 pandemic that is paralyzing the world.  Personally, my family and I had […]
March 6, 2020

What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

What is a Medicare Advantage Plan? A Medicare Advantage plan is a plan offered by a private insurance company that combines Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) in one plan.  Most plans also include prescription drug coverage (Part D).  Another term for a Medicare Advantage plan is […]
February 25, 2020
Older couple walking together in the woods considering Medicare options

What is a Medicare Supplement?

What is a Medicare Supplement? Also referred to as Medigap, a Medicare Supplement plan covers some of the costs not covered by original Medicare.  These policies are sold by private insurance companies and will cover deductibles, co-payments, and coinsurance that Medicare leaves on the table.  A popular option among Medicare […]
February 19, 2020
Medicare Subscribers on Bikes

When Should I Sign Up For Medicare?

When Should I Sign Up For Medicare? In most cases, the opportunity to sign up for Medicare begins 3 months before you turn 65, includes your birth month and three months thereafter. Medicare Enrollment General Enrollment periods run January 1 through March 31 each year for those who didn’t sign […]