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In addition to certain special circumstances, you have the option of changing your Medicare Advantage plan up to four times per year.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover: Dental Out-of-Pocket Costs
Medicare can cover some dental services for hospital inpatients, but most other dental care is not covered under Original Medicare.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover: Vision Out-of-Pocket Costs
While routine eye exams or eyewear typically aren’t covered by Medicare, there are more serious eye conditions and procedures that can be covered.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover? The Most Common Out-of-Pocket Costs
Discover what Medicare does not cover, the most common out-of-pocket costs, and how to fill in your coverage gaps.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover: Dental Out-of-Pocket Costs
Medicare can cover some dental services for hospital inpatients, but most other dental care is not covered under Original Medicare.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover: Vision Out-of-Pocket Costs
While routine eye exams or eyewear typically aren’t covered by Medicare, there are more serious eye conditions and procedures that can be covered.
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What Does Medicare Not Cover? The Most Common Out-of-Pocket Costs
Discover what Medicare does not cover, the most common out-of-pocket costs, and how to fill in your coverage gaps.
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Does Medicare Cover Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy?
While Medicare Part B can cover outpatient rehabilitation therapy, it’s important to know your coverage benefits and out-of-pocket costs if you’re ever in need.
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What Is the Form 8959 Additional Medicare Tax for High-Income Earners?
Medicare beneficiaries earning a high income can download Form 8959 to file and pay the additional 0.9% tax. Learn whether you fall into this category.
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Does Medicare Cover Autism?
People with ASD are at a higher risk of developing some serious health conditions. Learn how your Medicare plan can help cover autism services.
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Does Medicare Cover Dental Implants?
While Original Medicare doesn’t provide coverage for dental implants, there are other options to save you money out-of-pocket.
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Weight Loss Later in Life: What’s Different?
Weight loss as you get older may require some adjustments to exercise and diet.
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Medicare Covers Important Tests To Lower Your TB Risk Factors
We’ve come a long way since health programs targeting TB helped limit the spread of the disease — but it’s still important to know your Medicare coverage options.
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