Free app shows what insurance covers

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

Let’s say you go for your annual physical and your doctor recommends that you get a hearing and balance test. Or an electrocardiogram. Or a Hepatitis B screening. Does your Original Medicare cover these services?

Now there’s a quick way to find out, using your smartphone or tablet. It’s Medicare’s new What’s Covered app and it’s free. You can use the app right there in the doctor’s office, hospital or anywhere else you use your phone or tablet.

The app displays general cost, coverage and e...

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