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When it comes to applying for Medicare, however, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t changed things all that much, with one exception: You cannot currently apply for Medicare in-person at the Social Security office. But if you’re new to Medicare, you can sign up for Part A and Part B over the phone and online, just like before. Right now, more than ever, applying for Medicare online is especially useful. We’ll show you how in just five steps.
We all grew up hearing expressions, adages, and proverbs from well-meaning elders who were desperate for us to behave and make good choices. Most parents will say anything to get their kids to eat a bite of that nasty steamed broccoli. (“Pretend you’re a giant eating a tree!” Yeah, sure, mom.) But what if some of those things our parents and grandparents told us weren’t based on facts? What if those wise old adages were just myths?
If you’re in a Medicare Advantage plan, you probably know you get benefits that aren’t available through Original Medicare. But you might not be aware of a significant change to Medicare Advantage in 2020: plans can now offer wellness benefits to its enrollees too.
Cigna is the seventh-largest Medicare Advantage (Part C) provider in the United States, offering benefits above and beyond what Original Medicare provides.1 With over 435,000 members enrolled in a Cigna Medicare Advantage plan, Cigna is expanding and looking to add more PPO plans to their HMO-majority offerings.2
Original Medicare covers telehealth visits (also known as telemedicine or virtual visits). During the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is covering telehealth office and hospital visits the same way it covers in-person visits, with the typical deductible and copay applying. This coverage went into effect March 6, 2020.1