Medicare


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 […]
June 3, 2016

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 15, 2016

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 […]
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? […]
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 22, 2016
ACA and Medicare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was enacted in March 2010 and heralded the biggest change in the US healthcare system since the […]
February 19, 2017
Medicare Housekeeping

Medicare Housekeeping Time!

A good practice to get into at the beginning of each year is to take a little time and do some annual Medicare housekeeping.  The following […]