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Additional Coverage with Medicare Insurance

Original Medicare—Parts A and B—does not cover the cost of routine dental, vision or hearing care. For dental coverage, this includes annual exams, cleaning, crowns, bridges and dentures. For vision coverage, this includes annual exams, eyeglasses and contacts. For hearing coverage, this includes hearing exams and hearing aids. While there are exceptions to many of these, such as Medicare covering eye exams for diabetic patients, it can be beneficial in the long run to consider your options for additional coverage when it comes to Medicare.

Medicare Insurance and Disability Coverage

Regardless of age, disabled individuals are eligible to receive Medicare benefits through disability coverage if they have collected Social Security disability for at least 24 months. In some instances, individuals may qualify for immediate benefits.

Medicare Advantage Plans and Additional Coverage

In addition to providing an alternative to Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans often also include additional coverage such as dental, vision, hearing, prescription drug coverage and more.

Medicare Advantage plans can provide extra benefits and they’re often very affordable, with many having $0 premiums and $0 deductibles.

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Understand Your Additional Coverage Options with The Medicare Helpline

To make it easier for you to decide which Medicare plan is right for you, our team of licensed insurance agents can provide side-by-side coverage comparisons of the plans available to you. Don’t miss out on the benefits you deserve—get started by entering your zip below.

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The Medicare Helpline is a licensed and certified representative of a Medicare Advantage [HMO, PPO and PFFS] organization and a stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. By completing the contact form above or calling the number listed above, you will be directed to a licensed sales agent who can answer your questions and provide information about Medicare Advantage, Part D or Medicare supplement insurance plans. Availability of carriers and products are dependent on your resident zip code.

The purpose of this communication is the solicitation of insurance. Contact will be made by an insurance agent/producer or insurance company. Medicare Supplement insurance is available to those age 65 and older enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B and in some states to those under age 65 eligible for Medicare due to disability or End Stage Renal disease. Medicare Supplement insurance plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.


The Medicare Helpline is not affiliated with any governmental program or agency. Plans can only be changed during certain times of the year.

This is not a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult


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**The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) runs from October 15-December 7. During this time, Medicare recipients can evaluate their current coverage and enroll in new plans for the upcoming year.