Prescription Drug Plans – Switch During AEP?

If your prescription drug needs have changed over this past year, you may be considering a change. Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP), from October 15 through December 7, gives you the opportunity to explore your options, and find a different

Medicare in the News: Fact from Fiction

With “Obamacare,” government shut-downs, and computer problems in the news over the past few months, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle of health care headlines. Understandably, Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers have a lot of

AEP Guide for Caregiver’s

If your loved one is enrolled in Medicare, you may be wondering if they are getting all the information they need during this time of the year. From October 15 to December 7, Medicare’s Annual Election Period allows Medicare beneficiaries to make

The A-B-C-D’s of Medicare

Medicare Part A Medicare Part A is “Hospital Insurance” that helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facility, hospice, and home health care. Since this is the Medicare coverage most people get premium free when they turn 65 years

Medicare Advantage –Enrollment Periods

If you are just approaching Medicare eligibility, would like to change from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage (MA), or would like to change your coverage from one MA plan to another, there are certain time periods that you have throughout the

Medicare Part C: One-Stop Shopping

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are often considered an option by those beneficiaries who prefer a “one-stop shopping” experience. Medicare beneficiaries have the choice to get their Medicare insurance coverage through Original Medicare, the federal

Medicare Part C Eligibility

How do you know if you are getting close to Medicare eligibility? If you are approaching your 65th birthday, or are under 65 and have certain disabilities, you may be getting close. Lets start with eligibility basics… You are eligible for Part

Preventive Care With Medicare Advantage

Preventive care is extremely important at any age, and the Medicare population has access to many screenings and services that can help prevent illness and detect medical issues at early stages when they can best be treated. Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare Advantage – Special Needs Plans

When we hear the term Medicare Advantage” it is usually associated with the acronyms HMO and PPO. The Health Maintenance Organizations and Preferred Provider Organizations are popular choices for Medicare beneficiaries, but there are Special Needs