Jan 24, 2023
You can only enroll in Medicare or make changes to your Medicare during certain times of the year. In this blog post we review these enrollment periods, so you can make the most of them.
Dec 21, 2022
Your Medicare coverage and costs can change each year, so it is important to understand and review your benefits. Here is an overview of what’s new in 2023.
Nov 28, 2022
The Health Insurance Marketplaces were created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA. The Marketplaces allow people to buy insurance if they do not have insurance or if they need more insurance. You can access the Marketplace online or over the phone. Some states have their own Marketplaces, and other states use the federal Marketplace to provide coverage. Plans sold through Marketplaces are also known as Qualified Health Plans, or QHPs. Many people who have a Marketplace plan get cost assistance in the form of tax credits, which lower the plan’s monthly premium.
Oct 28, 2022
Some people have multiple types of health insurance, so it is important to know that Medicare coverage works differently with other kinds of insurance. This article reviews how Medicare works with two kinds of military benefits—TRICARE and Veterans Affairs benefits
Sep 26, 2022
Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit, is the part of Medicare that covers most outpatient prescription drugs. Part D is offered through private companies either as a stand-alone prescription drug plan for those enrolled in Original Medicare or as a set of benefits included with your Medicare Advantage Plan. Sometimes a plan’s premium increases or the plan does not cover your new medications. In this blog post we’ll discuss how you can choose and enroll in a new plan for your Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.
Aug 29, 2022
Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also known as the Annual Election Period, is the time of year when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. This period runs from October 15 through December 7, and any changes you make will take effect on January 1. Even if you are happy with your current health and drug coverage, Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period is a good time to review what you have, compare it with other options, and make sure that your current coverage still meets your needs for the coming year.
Aug 1, 2022
It is important to understand your Medicare coverage choices and to pick your coverage carefully. Here we’ll look at one important choice—choosing between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan.
Jan 26, 2022
Deciding if and when to enroll in the various parts of Medicare, when you are first eligible, is an important choice. In this blog post we will explain how to make informed Medicare enrollment decisions and avoid penalties or gaps in coverage.
Oct 6, 2021
This blog covers Medigaps, which can help cover the out-of-pocket costs with Original Medicare.
Jan 17, 2020
There are Medigap changes for newly eligible beneficiaries