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What’s New in 2024?

Dec 21, 2023

The new year is here! And with a new year comes changes to your Medicare costs and coverage. In this blog, you’ll learn about new updates to Medicare and understand what to expect for the coming year.
Protecting Yourself from Marketing Violations

Sep 25, 2023

During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, you will likely experience more marketing from private Medicare plans, like Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D plans. Companies try to reach consumers in various ways, like television commercials, radio ads, events, mailings, phone calls, and texts. The government has rules, though, to protect you from forceful or misleading marketing. Knowing the rules and red flags can help you make the best choices for yourself during Open Enrollment.
Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period

Aug 29, 2023

Medicare’s Open Enrollment 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. You may also hear the Open Enrollment Period called the Annual Election Period.
Medicare Enrollment Periods

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.
Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplaces

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.
How Medicare Works with Military Benefits

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
Changing Your Part D Plan

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.
Choosing Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

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.
Making Medicare Enrollment Decisions When You Have Other Coverage

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.
Medigap Blog

Jan 17, 2020

There are Medigap changes for newly eligible beneficiaries

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