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Matt’s Corner – Blog

Matt Feret

Welcome to the Prepare for Medicare blog!

Welcome to the Prepare for Medicare blog!  I’m thrilled you’re here.  I’ll use this blog space on the website to keep you up-to-speed with things that affect your Medicare coverage, current events and important dates and timelines.

I wrote my book, Prepare for Medicare – The Insider’s Guide to Buying Medicare Insurance to help you quickly understand Medicare, narrow down your choices, purchase a plan with the help of an expert Medicare insurance agent or DIY, and move on with your life.

That said, Medicare rules change all the time and there’s always something new!  Keep paying attention to this space and I’ll post updates regularly.

If you’d like to submit a question, please email it to questions@prepareformedicare.com.

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To your wealth, wisdom, and wellness!

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Reduction in Medicare Part B Deductibles and Premiums for 2023

Reduction in Medicare Part B Deductibles and Premiums for 2023

Hi Matt,   I heard that the Medicare Part B deductible and premium have gone down for 2023. Is that the correct information, or did I get bad information on the internet?   Elizabeth S. Hi Elizabeth,   No, you didn’t get bad information on the internet!...

How Much Does Medicare Cost?

How Much Does Medicare Cost?

Matt,   I’ve been reading information online about the cost of Medicare, but the numbers seem to be all over the place! Do you have a decent estimate on how much Medicare should cost me? Thanks for your help and information on your blogs!   Benjamin J....

What Is Medicare? Can You Get Medicare Under Age 65?

What Is Medicare? Can You Get Medicare Under Age 65?

Matt,   We all know that Medicare is an insurance policy the government provides older folks, such as myself. However, I’ve also heard you can get Medicare if you’re under 65. Is that correct?   Edward S. Hi Edward,   While most Medicare applicants are...

Why Choosing the Right Medicare Insurance Plan is Important

Why Choosing the Right Medicare Insurance Plan is Important

Matt,   I’m eligible for Medicare soon and I’ve heard that, depending on the Medicare insurance option that you choose, you could pay little-to-nothing for healthcare or be exposed to large out-of-pocket costs. Do you have an example of this? By the way, I’ve...

Where Do I Start with Enrolling for Medicare?

Where Do I Start with Enrolling for Medicare?

Hi Matt, I’ve got my Original Medicare card in the mail and now have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.  I’ve been searching for hours online to try and make sense of enrolling in either a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medicare Supplement plan. There are so many...

What are the 2023 Benefit Phases of Medicare Part D?

What are the 2023 Benefit Phases of Medicare Part D?

Hi Matt, I’ve heard that there are benefit phases to the Medicare Part D Prescription coverage plan. Can you elaborate on what these phases are in 2023 and what they cover? Thank you! Helen B. Hello Helen!                     There are four benefit phases of every...

What Does a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Cover?

What Does a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Cover?

Dearest Matt, I’ve read online about a Medicare Part D plan covering prescriptions. What else does Medicare Part D cover? Thanks for your website and information; it’s very helpful! Patricia D. Hello Patricia,              Medicare Part D covers most “retail”...

2023 Annual Deductible for Medicare Part B

2023 Annual Deductible for Medicare Part B

3att, What is my annual 2023 Medicare Part B deductible I need to pay before Medicare Part B coverage kicks in? I don’t have a Medicare Advantage plan, Medigap or Medicare Supplement. Thanks! Richard W. Richard, Like Original Medicare Part A, you must pay an annual...

2023 Medicare Part A Deductible for In-Hospital Stays

2023 Medicare Part A Deductible for In-Hospital Stays

llo Matt, Thanks for providing this information on Medicare. I’ve been reading your blog posts, and I have a question.  What is the difference with Original Medicare between a Part A Medicare deductible and a benefit period deductible? We have been in good health but...