Tell us about yourself:
Lindsay Malzone is the Medicare expert for MedicareFAQ. She has been working in the Medicare space since 2017. She is featured in many publications as well as writes regularly for other expert columns. She has a passion for sharing her expertise on Medicare to beneficiaries so they can be better prepared for healthcare costs after retirement. You can find her on YouTube where she has a featured channel for Medicare beneficiaries to become educated on all their options.
Area of knowledge and what I know well:
medicare, medicare advantage, medigap, medicare supplements, part d, social security, healthcare
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2018
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Medicare Badge from Law Shelf
2020
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You can switch Medigap plans at any time of the year. There is no annual enrollment for Medigap. 
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I'm also confused about your post. Define COVID care? When it comes to testing, vaccinations, etc, there is no cost-sharing. When it comes to treatment, I'm not sure how they would deny you care if you already had health insurance and it's not a pre-...
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This is not unique to UHC in any way. What you experienced is the issue with ALL Medicare Advantage plans. Unlike Medigap, Medicare Advantage plans can change at any time of the year. Your provider can leave the plan whenever they want, leaving you w...
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Do you have Original Medicare, Part A & Part B, or do you have a Medicare Advantage Plan? (Part C) You would need to contact your carrier directly if you have a Medicare Advantage plan to see if they cover telehealth. 
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You'll be fine. I would call Medicare a few months before your 65th birthday if you aren't already on Social Security to ensure you get coverage as soon as you're eligible. When you have Social Security income, you'll automatically be enrolled in Med...
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You can switch Medigap plans at any time of the year. There is no annual enrollment for Medigap. 
cougarlinz 06-03-2021 08:35 AM
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I'm also confused about your post. Define COVID care? When it comes to testing, vaccinations, etc, there is no cost-sharing. When it comes to treatment, I'm not sure how they would deny you care if you already had health insurance and it's not a pre-...
cougarlinz 01-18-2021 11:24 AM
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This is not unique to UHC in any way. What you experienced is the issue with ALL Medicare Advantage plans. Unlike Medigap, Medicare Advantage plans can change at any time of the year. Your provider can leave the plan whenever they want, leaving you w...
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Do you have Original Medicare, Part A & Part B, or do you have a Medicare Advantage Plan? (Part C) You would need to contact your carrier directly if you have a Medicare Advantage plan to see if they cover telehealth. 
cougarlinz 01-18-2021 11:10 AM
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You'll be fine. I would call Medicare a few months before your 65th birthday if you aren't already on Social Security to ensure you get coverage as soon as you're eligible. When you have Social Security income, you'll automatically be enrolled in Med...
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You can switch Medigap plans at any time of the year. There is no annual enrollment for Medigap. 
cougarlinz 06-03-2021 08:35 AM
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I'm also confused about your post. Define COVID care? When it comes to testing, vaccinations, etc, there is no cost-sharing. When it comes to treatment, I'm not sure how they would deny you care if you already had health insurance and it's not a pre-...
cougarlinz 01-18-2021 11:24 AM
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This is not unique to UHC in any way. What you experienced is the issue with ALL Medicare Advantage plans. Unlike Medigap, Medicare Advantage plans can change at any time of the year. Your provider can leave the plan whenever they want, leaving you w...
cougarlinz 01-18-2021 11:18 AM
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Do you have Original Medicare, Part A & Part B, or do you have a Medicare Advantage Plan? (Part C) You would need to contact your carrier directly if you have a Medicare Advantage plan to see if they cover telehealth. 
cougarlinz 01-18-2021 11:10 AM
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You'll be fine. I would call Medicare a few months before your 65th birthday if you aren't already on Social Security to ensure you get coverage as soon as you're eligible. When you have Social Security income, you'll automatically be enrolled in Med...
cougarlinz 01-12-2021 10:26 AM
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