medicare supplement


Medicare Recipients and Identity Theft Protection

If you’ve lost your Medicare card, there’s a form on the Medicare ...

Yes, this post is geared mainly towards people on Medicare, but it’s good information you can share with a family member or friend regardless of your age.

Almost every Medicare beneficiary carries their red, white and blue Medicare card with them.  This card shows their social security number plus a letter — also known as the Medicare Claim Number.  It’s a good idea to make a copy of your Medicare card and then black-out the last four digits of your social security number.

Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage?

For people turning 65 or losing group coverage after the age of 65, Medicare can be a welcome relief.  The medical benefits are much stronger (in most cases) and the premiums are relatively low.  Medicare Part A (hospital) is free and Part B (medical) is close to $100/month, depending on income.  So far, so good.  However, most people will want to supplement Medicare Part A and Part B since they still face a lot of risk for out-of-pocket expenses —