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    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content Dual Eligible Medicare Plan If you’re a low-income adult, you may qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage. This is called dual eligible. When you’re dual eligible, you receive coverage from the federal Medicare health insurance program as well as the state-run Medicaid assistance program. What Does Dual Eligibility Mean? If you’re a dual elig...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Shelley Wyant  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Choosing between Original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage can be a big decision. As you weigh your options, you’ll need to consider coverage and costs. Original Medicare Coverage Original Medicare is the federal health insurance program for older adults over 65. It is divided into Part A and Part B, each with u...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    McLaren Northern Michigan, part of McLaren Health Care and northern Michigan’s leading regional health care provider, has earned a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This highest achievable rating signifies the exceptional level of quality and safe care provided within the hospital and through its outpatient facilities located throughout northern Michigan. Across the country, 483 hospitals earned a 5-star CMS rating, representing 10.4 percent of all US hospitals, pl...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Kristin Van Dusen  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content Applying for Medicare While Still Working Are you turning 65? You can enroll in Medicare as soon as you reach 65, even if you’re still working. But before you apply for Medicare while still working, you’ll need to consider your current health insurance coverage. Can You Get Medicare While Still Working? If you’re still working at age 65, you can ...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Written by: Vanessa Jerusalimiec (*Amsive Digital)  |  Reviewed by: Kristin Van Dusen  |  *MHP partners with Amsive Digital on news content What is the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)? The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is the perfect time to make changes to your health care coverage. During this period, you can reevaluate your current health care coverage to make sure you have the right plan. You may choose to stay in the same plan or switch to a new plan. What is Medicare A...