Medicare Enrollment: When Can I Sign Up for a Medicare Plan?
For the most part, enrollment into Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans—and similar Medicare Health Plans—are governed by Medicare enrollment periods. This means that without a special exception—known as a special enrollment period—you can only enroll in these programs during specific yearly time windows. Read…Read more
Do I Need Medicare if I Already Have Health Insurance? Understanding Enrollment
Many older adults who qualify for Medicare—but still have private health insurance through a partner or employer—wonder exactly how Medicare will figure into their future plans.Read more
Medicare Dental, Vision and Hearing Coverage: What You Need to Know
Medicare dental: Do Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement Insurance plans cover dental? No, generally Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement Insurance plans don’t cover dental for the most part. Plans for these services need to be purchased under separate insurance in most cases. Medicare vision: Do…Read more
Medicare Diabetes Coverage: Five Questions About Medicare For People With Diabetes
For people with diabetes, choosing a Medicare plan can be overwhelming. There are so many options, and the balance between comprehensive coverage and affordable cost can be hard to strike. Individual needs for a health plan will vary based on your financial situation, geographic location and current health status, but there are a few things people with diabetes might have in common when it comes to selecting a good Medicare plan.Read more
Medicare Star Rating: Understanding the 5-Star System for Medicare Companies
The 5-star rating for Medicare companies is based on surveys of members and providers as well as what is covered by the plan. 1 star is the lowest ranking of these plans and 5 stars is the highest ranking, based on surveyed member satisfaction, provider satisfaction and what types of services are covered by the individual Medicare company.Read more
What Is Medicare Supplement? What You Need When You’re Enrolled in Medicare
With terms like Original Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare Advantage plans all suddenly becoming relevant when you first qualify for Medicare, it can be so confusing to figure out what is available to you and what your best options are.Read more
Do I Have to Sign Up for Medicare if I Already Have Health Insurance?
Do I have to sign up for Medicare if I already have health insurance? Many adults who qualify for Medicare—but still have private health insurance through a partner or employer—wonder exactly how Medicare will figure into their future plans. Should they enroll in Parts A…Read more
Medicare Flu Coverage: What You Can Get Covered During Flu Season
Flu season comes every year from about November to the spring, and 2020 is set to be an especially tough flu season because of the combination of COVID-19 and the typical influenza season. Here are some of our best tips for staying safe this season and utilizing your Medicare benefits to get the care you need during the flu season of 2020:Read more
Premium Free Medicare Advantage Plans: Can I Actually Get a $0/Month Premium Plan?
Carriers are able to offer $0 monthly premium Medicare Advantage plans, because some allocate costs differently. Here are answers to a few of the most common questions about zero-dollar premium Medicare Advantage plans:Read more
Can you pass a Medicare Vocabulary Quiz?
A basic knowledge of Medicare terminology will ensure you know exactly what you are signing up for during this year’s Open Enrollment Period and that you are able to make the most of your benefits.Read more
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