Medicare covers preventative care services, including an annual wellness visit. But confusing a wellness visit with a physical could be very costly. As part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare beneficiaries receive a free annual wellness visit. At this visit,…
Are you approaching age 65 and currently covered by a marketplace health care plan under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”)? If so, you should think carefully about your options. While it’s possible to keep or renew your marketplace plan once you become eligible for Medicare, there could be steep costs for doing so, and switching to Medicare is viewed as the best option in virtually all cases.
The Affordable Care Act prohibits medical insurers from denying coverage to applicants due to pre-existing conditions, but the same rules do not apply to long-term care insurance. Your parents’ health could be one of the many factors that long-term care insurance providers take into account when deciding how much to charge you. Be sure to do your research while shopping for long term care insurance. Strohschein Law Group is here to help you plan out your long term care options for you to make to most affordable decisions and protect what matters.
Obamacare Should Be of No Concern to Medicare Beneficiaries, Although Scammers May Tell You Otherwise
In point of fact, people age 65 and over who are on Medicare don’t need to do anything to continue getting their government benefits. Medicare coverage satisfies the new insurance requirement and a new “health care card” is not required. (And those under age 65 who already have health coverage don’t need to do anything, either.) Moreover, Medicare, like the IRS, will never contact beneficiaries about any personal issues by phone or e-mail, but rather through regular mail.