Medicare


April 1, 2016
medicare welcome

Welcome to Prepare for Medicare

Hello, world!  Welcome to Prepare for Medicare. We’re going to cover a lot of ground on this site, hopefully a bit educational and some fun sprinkled […]
April 1, 2016
Formulary Changes

Mid-year Formulary Changes

While it’s true that companies selling Medicare Part D plans can’t raise their premiums mid-year, sometimes things can happen that affect the level of coverage you’re getting […]
April 6, 2016
Medicare Part D Premium

Medicare Part D Letters

When you have Medicare Part D, the last thing you want to do is spend your time reviewing the booklets, flyers and letters your plan and/or […]
May 17, 2016
Medicare Premium

Why Am I Paying More for My Medicare?

Amazed.  Dazed.  Incredulous.  Angry.  Frustrated.  These are words describing people on Medicare who get a nice, neat letter from the Social Security Administration People announcing their […]
June 3, 2016
medicare plans

Should I Stick With Original Medicare?

Choosing a Medicare plan isn’t a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it’s something you really need to be doing every year.  Just as your financial situation, health and even […]
July 11, 2016
Medigap Plan F

Medicare Supplement Plan F and the Medicare Excess Charge

Medicare Supplement Plan F, also known as Medigap Plan F, is and has been by far the most popular plan purchased by seniors looking for the […]
July 15, 2016
plane flying

Will Your Medicare Coverage Travel with You?

Summertime means the beach, BBQ and travel.  Will your Medicare coverage travel with you?  Should you buy a travel insurance policy before going overseas?  What if […]
July 18, 2016
Medicare Advantage

Why Choose a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Medicare Advantage plans (MAPD) have exploded in popularity since re-introduced around a decade ago.  Is it the best plan for you? What makes these plans so […]
July 21, 2016
Medicare Medicaid

Do I Have Medicare or Medicaid?

You may have Medicare, Medicaid or maybe both!  Other than sounding similar, the words Medicare and Medicaid are very different government-sponsored health insurance programs, but they […]