Medicare Advantage


April 1, 2016

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 […]
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 […]
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 7, 2016
Medicare Sales Agent Commissions

Do Commissions Influence Medicare Insurance Agents?

It’s one of the biggest questions many people silently ask themselves: How do I know if my Medicare insurance agent has my best interests in mind, […]
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 can enroll. What is Medicare? […]
September 24, 2016
Medicare Star Ratings

Medicare Advantage Star Ratings and Your Wallet

Assigning Medicare Star ratings to Medicare Advantage plans is attempt by the government to neatly rate the quality of a Medicare Advantage (MAPD) plan.   Like most […]
November 13, 2016
Medicare Star Ratings

2017 Medicare Star Ratings Released

Medicare Advantage Star Ratings have been released for 2017 and for some large insurers, the news isn’t pretty. The news is substantially better for smaller, regional […]
November 27, 2016
Medicare Part B Drugs

Medicare Part B vs. Part D Prescription Drugs – Are You in the Right Medicare Plan?

If you’re in the wrong type of Medicare coverage, you may be paying a whole lot of money for prescription drugs billed under Medicare Part B, […]