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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Biden Aims To Lower Medicare Eligibility Age To 60

Throughout the 2020 campaign and after his election, President Biden put forward many proposals related to healthcare, including one to lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60. If this were to happen, over 23 million more Americans would be able to enroll in Medicare. Avalere Health experts estimate that 59%, or 13.4 million,…

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Preparing for Medicare Open Enrollment: Know Your Rights During Medicare Open Enrollment

Shopping for Medicare can be an exciting time; it is when you can find a plan that offers the coverage you need and saves you money. But it can also be a hectic and frustrating time, when you could get scammed or hounded by ads, calls, and mail telling you which plan to enroll into…

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Preparing For Medicare Open Enrollment: 2021 Medicare Supplement Plan Rates

Original Medicare offers great health benefits for people ages 65 and older, but there are some expenses it does not fully cover. Medicare Part B covers 80% of most medical costs, leaving beneficiaries to pay the remaining 20% out-of-pocket. These out-of-pocket costs can add up, which is why many Medicare beneficiaries buy a Medicare Supplement…

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Questions To Ask Your Medicare Agent

When it is time to enroll in Medicare, change your Medicare plan, or purchase a Medicare Supplement Plan, speaking to an agent is a great idea. But before you do, make sure you have all of your information ready and available; you should also have an understanding of exactly what your needs are and what…

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Preparing For Medicare Open Enrollment: 2021 Medicare Costs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finally released Medicare costs for 2021. Knowing these costs will help you decide whether to stick with Original Medicare or buy a Medicare Supplement Plan to help pay for your Part B premiums and costs. Medicare Open Enrollment is still going on, but not for long!…

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Beware Of Medicare Scams During Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is the perfect opportunity for you to change plans and find ways to get more coverage and save money. Medicare Open Enrollment is also the perfect opportunity for scammers to try and steal your information. They know that you will be looking for the best coverage at this time, so they’ll jump…

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Preparing For Medicare Open Enrollment: Medicare’s 2021 Part B Premium Capped By Congress

Amid uncertainties about Medicare prices for 2021, Congress has taken action to provide some  relief next year for the 64 million Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. On Wednesday, September 30th, a short-term government funding bill was passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump that will cap Medicare Part B premiums for 2021.…

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Medicare Advantage Vs. Medicare

You're probably already familiar with Original Medicare, especially if you’re nearing the age of 65 and getting ready to enroll. You may not be aware, though, that there are some gaps in Original Medicare’s coverage, which lead many people to either add a Medicare Supplement Plan or choose a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Advantage Plans,…

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Preparing For Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need To Know for Your First Open Enrollment

If this was your first year as a Medicare beneficiary, then you are heading into your first Medicare Open Enrollment Period. When you enrolled in Medicare, you chose whether to stick with Original Medicare, add a Medicare Supplement Plan, or go with a Medicare Advantage Plan, and now is the time to evaluate your plan…

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Preparing For Medicare Open Enrollment: Important Documents

September is here, and with it will come important documents for Medicare's fall Open Enrollment. Medicare Open Enrollment, which is also referred to as the Annual Election Period (AEP), occurs every year from October 15th to December 7th. During this period, you have the option to change your Medicare plan for 2021. In order to…

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Preparing For Medicare Open Enrollment: Getting Great Coverage For 2021

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (October 15 - December 7) is right around the corner, so it’s time to start reviewing your current plan. Is it working for you? If you’re not totally satisfied with your coverage, then you might want to look for a better plan that has everything you need and saves you money.…

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Reasons You Will Love Medicare

When you enroll in Medicare, you might find there are things you don’t love about it, like the out-of-pocket expenses of Part B or the lack of dental, vision, and prescription coverage. However, despite the bad rap it gets, a recent survey showed that 90% of beneficiaries are happy with the care it provides, and…

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Medicare Isn’t Mandatory, But There Is A Penalty

Medicare normally kicks in when you turn 65. You can enroll 3 months before you turn 65, the month you turn 65, and three months after the month you turn 65. While it is mandatory to enroll when you turn 65, you do have the option to opt out and push your enrollment into the…

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Beware This Faulty Medicare Tool!

The federal government designed a tool to help seniors navigate through all their possible Medicare choices. This was created for them to be able to choose their best option. There have been some bugs that needed to be fixed, so the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, updated the Medicare Plan Finder tool in…

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Surprise Bills Could Be Coming! Get To Know What’s Changing With Medicare in 2020

Big changes are coming for Medicare next year, affecting your coverage and wallet. Medicare Supplement plans C and F will disappear. Part B premiums and deductibles will rise.  And for the first time since 2010, Medicare is changing the surcharges on high-income beneficiaries. Make sure you aware of all the changes ahead so you can…

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Wait! Before You Drop Medicare For Employer’s Healthcare Coverage Read This!

It is more common for retired seniors to work. Almost 27% of people aged 65-74 are in the workforce, and the projected stats are rising. Some seek extra money, while others do it to pass the time. When you turn 65, you are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. If you decide to go…

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Is Medicare Underwriting Necessary?

Medical underwriting is a process when a private insurance company reviews your medical history to determine whether they will provide you with coverage, how much to charge you, and whether to set a waiting period before coverage begins. If you have a lot of medical issues, you may have to pay more for coverage or…

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