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Medicare Without A Parachute: Worth the Risk?

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In July of 2016, Luke Aikins became the first skydiver to jump from a plane without a parachute and live to tell the tale. Sound crazy? Enrolling in Medicare with no supplemental insurance could be even riskier, at least financially. In addition to deductibles, copays, coinsurance, there’s no out-of-pocket maximum. Which means your retirement savings could plummet. “All it takes is one big...

Medicare Supplement Insurance: It’s Like Alphabet Soup – But Not So Simple

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As if the complexities of Medicare aren’t enough to boggle the mind, what do you do about the various expenses Medicare doesn’t cover? This article will give you a taste of what Medical Supplement Insurance, also known as MedSup or Medigap, is all about. Why MedSup? Despite all that Medicare covers, the copayments, coinsurance, and other costs can get expensive or even devastating...

If You Fall Off The Horse, Make Sure Your Ambulance Is Covered

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When Sonna Anderson’s trusty steed Cody got spooked, tripped, and fell on top of her, that was scary enough. But then came the air ambulance bill. She could hardly believe her eyes: $54,727.26. Less than a third was covered by insurance, leaving the 60-year-old with a balance due of $41,029.53. “It shocked me,” she said. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize Medicare...

Traveling This Summer? Prepare for Emergency Side Trips.

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A few years ago, Vicki and Bill were vacationing in Hawaii. Both were retired and in excellent health. Then one morning, after swimming laps, Bill was overcome by weakness and taken to Straub Hospital. Turns out, he had a major stroke.  Thanks to Medical Air Services Association (MASA), the story has a happy ending. Two weeks later, Bill was given the okay to return home to Villages, Florida...

Teacher Slapped With $40,000 Air Ambulance Bill: A Lesson in Coverage

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When your child’s life is in danger, the last thing on your mind is whether your insurance will cover the cost of the ambulance. Joseph Penrod, an Assistant Professor at Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, learned this the hard way when his son accidentally swallowed prescription pills earlier this year. He and his wife didn’t think twice about giving the go-ahead to airlift...

NEED AN AMBULANCE?

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YOU MIGHT NEED ANOTHER ONE WHEN YOU SEE THE BILL. Medicare doesn’t cover medical emergency transportation. Yet if you need to be transported by air, that could cost you $50,000 or more. Fortunately, there’s a solution. Through your association and AMBA, you can enroll in a plan from Medical Air Services Association (MASA), the premier provider of pre-paid medical transportation...

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