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Does Medicare Cover Vision Services?

Does Medicare Cover Vision Services?

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period (also known as “AEP”) ends December 7, 2012; however, if you need more time due to Hurricane Sandy this can be obtained requesting it. The enrollment in your new plan will start the first day of the month after you enroll. For example, if you are unable to complete your enrollment until January 22, 2013, then your new plan will go into effect February 1, 2013.

Medicare Supplement Insurance (also called Medigap Insurance) are health insurance policies sold by private insurance carriers. Medicare supplement insurance is designed to do exactly what the name says, supplement Medicare. Medigap Insurance helps cover the out of pocket expenses not covered in Original Medicare. It is great that the government offers Medicare A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) but it does leave a lot of out of pocket expense for the Medicare beneficiary such as deductibles, co-pays and co-insurances. Medicare Supplements can come in and pay all or some of the cost sharing Medicare leaves behind depending on which plan you pick. If you have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B with a Medicare Supplement, Medicare will pay part %80 in most cases, approved by Medicare and then your Medicare Supplement Insurance will pay its share.

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