Hal was a former staff writer at HealthCare.com, where he monitored the insurance industry and helped consumers make smart medical decisions. Prior to joining HealthCare.com, Hal worked to grow other startups and nonprofit groups. He drinks a ton of coffee and eats vegetables almost every day.

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Does Medicare Count as Minimum Essential Coverage?

Medicare Part A counts as minimum essential coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, all taxpayers need to be enrolled in a plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage…..

Are Medicare Part B Premiums Tax-Deductible?

Yes, your monthly Medicare Part B premiums are tax-deductible. Insurance premiums are among the many items that qualify for the medical expense deduction. Since it’s not mandatory to…..

Is Medigap Plan F Going Away?

Medicare Supplement Plan F, one of the most popular Medicare Supplemental Insurance options, has been phased out for new members effective January 1, 2020. Both regular Plan F…..