Can You Claim Supplemental Medicare Insu...

Supplemental Medicare works alongside your regular health insurance policy to aid with medical expenses that are not covered. Most who have bought into high deductible health insurance plans, or those that come with high out-of-pocket costs, utilize the perks of supplemental Medicare insurance.  So can you claim supplemental health insurance on taxes? Yes and no. It depends on the supplemental plan you have. If your supplemental Medicare insurance plan delivers a predetermined cost if you fall ill or are injured, it does not count as a deductible. If you are enrolled in...

Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?  ...

Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?   Cataract surgery is a procedure performed by an eye doctor that removes the lens of your eye and replaces it with an artificial lens. The surgery is suggested when cataracts cause your lens to cloud, making your vision blurry and daily activities difficult.  Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t include vision insurance. So if you have cataracts, you will likely think that you need to pay out of your own pocket for surgery.  However, Original Medicare does pay for cataract surgery. The government considers cataract surgery...

Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care �...

Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care & Assisted Living?   While Medicare doesn’t cover assisted living facilities, it does cover intermittent skilled nursing care at home. Coverage includes nursing care, therapy, social services and medical supplies.  You won’t pay anything for the home health care services, but you will be required to pay 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount if you require medical equipment.   How to Qualify for Home Health Care To receive home health care with Medicare, you must meet certain conditions:  You have to be homebound. This means...

Does Medicare Cover Nursing Homes?

Does Medicare Cover Nursing Homes?  As we grow older, considerations towards our long-term care grow larger.  It’s likely that you will need some sort of long-term care in the future, and it’s natural to wonder if Medicare will cover the costs.  While Medicare does cover some long-term health care needs, it does not cover most of the costs associated with nursing homes. If you intend to live in a nursing home during your final years, you will need to prepare financially.  Does Medicare Cover Nursing Homes – What You Need to Know Medicare Part A provides coverage for stays...

Does Medicare Cover Shingrix (Shingles V...

Does Medicare Cover Shingrix?  If you are over the age of 50, you are at an increased risk to develop shingles. The viral infection is a painful and itchy rash that usually appears on the torso, although it can show up anywhere on your body. You also might experience headaches, fever, and fatigue.  The shingles vaccine is a good way of avoiding viral infection but are you sure if your Medicare pays for it?  Does Medicare Cover the Shingles Vaccine? Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not cover the shingles vaccine;o get coverage, you will need Medicare Part D....