Medicare Advantage (MA) plans — private insurers’ alternatives to traditional Medicare — have grown in popularity in recent years with 28 million Americans signing up. But they have one big problem that frustrates many enrollees, as well as doctors and hospitals:...
5 things you should know about dental coverage and Medicare
Except in very limited circumstances, original Medicare doesn’t cover dental care. Surgery to treat jaw fractures, some dental services to prepare for radiation treatment of oral cancer, or an oral exam in a hospital before a kidney transplant are among the few...
Medicare and taxes: how your 2023 Medicare premiums are affected by your 2021 tax filing
The 60+ million Americans who are enrolled in Medicare will be paying significantly more in premiums this year than in 2021. But how about 2023 premiums? Did you know that what your Form 1040 includes this year will impact your premiums for next year? And did you also...