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Medicare options for retirees who do a lot of traveling

 


Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the best Medicare coverage options for retirees who travel a lot?

Almost 65

Dear Almost,

The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depend on your destination. Let’s start with a quick review of the different coverage choices Medicare offers beneficiaries today.

One option is Original Medicare, which has been around since 1966, and covers (Part A) hospital services and (Part B) doctor’s visits and other medical services.

If you choose Original Medicare, you may also want to get a Medicare (Part D) prescription drug plan (if you don’t already have coverage) to cover your medication costs, and a Medicare supplemental (Medigap) policy t...



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