Does it matter which kind of Medicare provider I see?

November 6, 2023

Dear Marci,

I recently enrolled in Original Medicare. I know that with Original Medicare, I can see most any provider. Will my costs be the same regardless of which provider I see? Or is there anything else I should consider to get the best costs for my care?

-Iris (Huntington, NY)

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How do I choose a Part D plan?

October 9, 2023

Dear Marci,

My Part D premium is increasing a lot in 2024, so I want to use Fall Open Enrollment to sign up for a different Part D plan. How should I choose a new Part D plan?

-Louise (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

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What do I need to do during Fall Open Enrollment?

September 25, 2023

Dear Marci,

I enrolled in Medicare earlier this year. My sister told me that Fall Open Enrollment for Medicare is coming up. What is Fall Open Enrollment, and what do I need to do during this time?

-Abigail (Redding, CA)

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Does Medicare cover the RSV vaccine?

September 11, 2023

Dear Marci,

I called my pharmacy to schedule an appointment to get my flu vaccine. They told me I could also schedule my RSV vaccine, which was news to me. Does Medicare cover this?

-Matteo (St. Louis, MO)

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When can I enroll in a Medigap?

August 14, 2023

Dear Marci,

I signed up for Medicare a few months ago, and now I want to enroll in a Medigap, too. When can I buy a Medigap?

-Jerome (Wichita, KS)

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What is a Medigap?

July 31, 2023

Dear Marci,

I’m enrolling in Medicare soon and am confused about Medigaps. Can you explain what these are?

-Julia (New York, NY)

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How does Medicare cover ambulance rides?

July 3, 2023

Dear Jiha,

Can Medicare help with transportation even if there’s no medical emergency? I’m hoping to better understand Medicare’s coverage of ambulance rides.

-Jiha (Baltimore, MD)

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Do I qualify for Extra Help?

June 5, 2023

Dear Marci,

My friend mentioned they save money on their prescriptions through a program called Extra Help. How can I find out if I qualify for this program?

-Frank (Omaha, NE)

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