Medicare Additional Coverage
Medicare Dental, Vision, or Hearing Services
However, some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans do. They include:
- Annual exams
- Annual vision exams
- Hearing exams
- Hearing aids
Medicare Part B (health insurance) may cover diseases or conditions related to eye care like diabetic screenings, glaucoma tests, and macular degeneration.
Also, Part B would only cover dental- or hearing-related services if they were in conjunction with a physical injury requiring medical treatment.
Medicare Mental Health Services and Prescriptions
Medicare provides comprehensive coverage for mental health.
Medicare Part D also covers mental health-related medications.
Medicare Disability Coverage
Regardless of your age, you can qualify for Medicare benefits if you are eligible for Social Security disability.
You still have some out-of-pocket expenses like copays and deductibles.
Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing, and Hospice Medicare Coverage
Medicare does not cover custodial long term care.
Instead, Medicare covers temporary stays in a skilled nursing facility following a recent hospitalization.
Also, Medicare covers the bulk of hospice care and medications. It also includes respite care, so caretakers can have a break for a few days.
Medicare for Diabetes
Medicare Parts A and B provide robust coverage for managing diabetes, like diabetic supplies and services. Medicare Part D offers prescription drug coverage.
Medicare Advantage is also a good option for diabetic care. Some plans include fitness programs like SilverSneakers.
You would pay deductibles and coinsurance, so most people prefer to add a Medicare supplement to help cover the costs
AARDY Can Help
AARDY is the nation's fastest Medicare insurance marketplace. You can compare Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans to find the one that best fits your needs.