One of the key changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act has been to make preventive care more available to all Americans. For those enrolled in Medicare Part B, that means no-cost annual wellness checkups and many preventive screenings. If you haven’t seen your doctor for an annual checkup or certain recommended preventive screenings, you may be able to now do so without any out-of-pocket costs. Here are some of the benefits you can expect to receive.
Medicare seems so simple with its ABCD format, yet Medicare also confuses seniors with its numerous options, supplemental plans and yearly enrollment periods. As with many things, the more you know about Medicare, the easier it becomes to make smarter choices.
The ABCs and Ds of Medicare
Medicare has four parts: A, B, C, and D. Each part represents a specific type of coverage: