Medicare


November 15, 2018
Medicare Advantage

Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage?

Contrary to what many people believe, there isn’t just one single program for receiving your Medicare benefits. In fact, while Original Medicare can certainly provide coverage […]
November 17, 2018
Medicare Cost Plans going up

Which Medicare Costs are Changing for 2019?

With the switching of an old year’s calendar over to the new, there are oftentimes many changes in store. And, if you’re age 65 or older […]
November 19, 2018
Medicare Part D shopping

How to Shop for a PDP for 2019

Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is offered by individual insurance companies, and not through Medicare itself. Sometimes they’re called PDPs.  Every year, these plans change […]
December 1, 2018
OEP 2019

The Big 3 Medicare Enrollment Periods – AEP, OEP, IEP

Since late September, Medicare Advantage insurance companies have been literally spending millions, if not a combined trillions of dollars on advertising, trying to get you to […]
December 3, 2018
Medicare Booklet 2019

The Guide To Your Medicare: The Medicare and You Handbook

There are literally thousands of combinations of Medicare coverage you can choose from.  If you’re the DIY sort, the most objective and complete place to start […]
December 5, 2018
Medicare Part B Premium 2019

What Will Medicare Plan B Cost in 2019?

While most Medicare enrollees are able to receive Part A (hospitalization) coverage free of charge, the Part B (outpatient care, medical equipment, and doctor’s services) portion […]
January 12, 2019
Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Never Fear, the 2019 OEP Is Here!

Although the Annual Election Period (AEP) for 2019 Medicare coverage ended on January 7, 2018, it does not necessarily mean that you’re completely out of luck […]
January 15, 2019

The Prepare for Medicare Weekly: Monday, January 14, 2019

Cigna Plans Broader Medicare Advantage Offerings (Forbes) Their CMS-imposed marketing sanctions behind them, it looks like Cigna is looking to get back into the MAPD game […]
January 15, 2019
Medicare Extra Help

Paying for Medicare on a Limited Income

If you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get help paying your Medicare Part A and/or B premium from your state. You […]