What’s the Difference Between the Medicare AEP and the Medicare General Enrollment Period?

Did you know that there is more than one type of Medicare enrollment period? When you first enroll in Medicare, this can seem confusing: for example, there is a Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, or AEP, an annual event during which you can make changes to your Medicare plan, but there is also the Medicare General…

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Medicare Options For Seniors With ALS & ESRD

Medicare offers great coverage and benefits, giving you the ability to choose a plan that meets your specific needs, no matter what those needs are. While some people might think that older adults with certain disabilities or health concerns are unable to enroll in Medicare, that is not true - but there are some things…

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The Difference Between Medicare AEP & OEP

Do you know the difference between the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, or AEP, and the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, or OEP? Unfortunately, some Medicare beneficiaries are unaware of the difference, and this lack of knowledge can often mean losing out on money and coverage. There are different time frames for these enrollment periods, as well…

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The 6 Medicare Enrollment Periods You NEED To Know

You probably mark all of the important dates in your life, such as your family’s birthdays and doctor appointments, in your calendar. But how about all of the Medicare enrollment period dates? If you’re 65 or older (or about to turn 65), these dates should be in your calendar, as well! For starters, the Medicare…

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Should You Change Your Medicare Supplement Plan Yearly?

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, or AEP, is here, so now is a great time to think about your current Medicare plan and the other options available to you. But while you’re checking out your options, you might be wondering whether you actually have to change your Medicare Supplement Plan every year. The short and…

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Avoid These 3 Big Mistakes During Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is the time to review your current Medicare plan and research what options are available to you. Doing this is the best way to get all the benefits you want for next year, while still saving as much money as possible. But, while you’re doing all this, you need…

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Important Things To Remember About Medicare During The Annual Enrollment Period

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) only comes around once a year, and it’s your opportunity to change your current Medicare plan to one that better suits your needs for the new year. You will have from October 15 until December 7 to review your current plan, check out other plans, and decide whether to…

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What Changes Can I Make During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period?

It’s that time of year again! Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), sometimes referred to as Medicare Fall Open Enrollment, runs from October 15 through December 7, so now is the time to review your Medicare plan and decide if it’s still working for you, or if it’s time to make a change. It’s very important…

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period FAQ

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is here, and if this is your first time experiencing it, you might have a lot of questions about what you need to do. It’s important to get answers to your questions, because you want to make sure you’re all set for next year with your Medicare plan; not…

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Are Medicare Parts A & B Enough?

If you’re enrolled in Medicare, you have the ability to change your plan once a year during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The AEP is less than 2 months long, lasting from October 15 to December 7, and is the time to review your Medicare options and find ways to save money on medical…

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Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura in The Elderly

September is National Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Awareness Month. Commonly known as ITP, this immune disorder is characterized by abnormal clotting of the blood, which can cause hemorrhaging if someone suffering from it gets a cut or an injury; they will also bruise easily, and have an increased risk of infection. While this condition can develop…

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Can a Medicare Supplement Plan Help Pay for Cancer Treatments?

A cancer diagnosis can happen to anyone at any age, but the older you are, the more likely you are to develop the disease. In fact, according to cancer.gov, the median age at diagnosis for breast cancer is 62, 67 years for colorectal cancer, 71 years for lung cancer, and 66 years for prostate cancer.…

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Will I Have to Answer Questions About My Health When Applying for a Medicare Supplement Plan?

Medicare Supplement Plans can help you save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars on medical expenses every year, but you do need to know the best way to apply for a plan, and that includes knowing when to apply. While you can get a Medicare Supplement Plan at any time, the best time to do…

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Democrats Want to Expand Medicare Benefits Through Spending Bill

Medicare has now been providing much-needed medical benefits for Americans aged 65 and older for well over half a century: the entitlement program turned 56 on July 30th. To illustrate just how important Medicare has been for seniors in this country, consider this: before Medicare, almost half of Americans 65 or older couldn't afford health…

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Does Medicare Cover Atrial Fibrillation Treatments?

September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AFib, is a major health concern in the United States, affecting 2.3 million Americans. It is also the most common form of arrhythmia in patients over 65; in fact, around 70% of people with atrial fibrillation are between the ages of 65 and…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation & Medicare

According to the CDC, 21.7% of adults aged 65 years and older have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD); not only that, but a full 12% of those 60-69 have experienced heart failure, and that number rises to almost 20% when looking at people over 80. To help this large number of seniors with…

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Don’t Get Trapped With The Wrong Medicare Supplement Plan, Use EZ

It happens more often than you think: Medicare beneficiaries looking for a Medicare Supplement Plan work with an insurance agent who only wants to make a sale, and they end up with a useless or overpriced plan. While we’re definitely not saying you shouldn’t work with an agent - there’s a lot you need to…

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Does Medicare Cover Hair Loss Treatment?

It’s inevitable: as you age, your body will go through some major changes. Your metabolism will slow down significantly, which could lead to weight gain, your skin will get thinner, meaning you’ll get colder than you used to due to decreased circulation, and so on. Another very common physical change that most older adults deal…

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