Medicare Advice


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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
July 26, 2016
Medigap High Deductible Plan F

Medigap Plan F Versus High Deductible Plan F

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) High Deductible Plan F suffers from a horrible name, but don’t overlook it.  The premiums can be very affordable and the coverage is […]
August 12, 2016
Medicare Websites

The Three Types of Medicare Websites

Over the years, I’ve spent thousands of hours online reviewing Medicare websites.  What’s available is confusing, incomplete, wrong or not quite objective enough for me.   […]
September 6, 2016
Medicare ANOC

You Must Read Your Medicare ANOC (Annual Notice of Change)

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medicare Part D plan, it’s very important you read at least a portion of the Annual Notice […]
September 9, 2016
Basics of Medicare

The Basics of Medicare and Enrolling

In this quick, easy post, I’ll provide the basics of Medicare, explain its different parts and highlight how and when you complete Medicare enrollment. What is […]