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Understanding Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period

Understanding Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period

The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (also known as the Annual Enrollment Period, the Fall Open Enrollment Period or AEP) runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. This period gives Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to...

Understanding Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period

Understanding Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period

The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (also known as the Annual Enrollment Period, the Fall Open Enrollment Period or AEP) runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. This period gives Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to...

Medicare SilverSneakers

Medicare SilverSneakers

Staying active is important for people of all ages and Medicare SilverSneakers is a program that makes it easy for older adults to keep moving and maintain greater control of their health. Here you can learn more about why the SilverSneakers program is an attractive...

Getting on Medicare Before Age 65

Getting on Medicare Before Age 65

While many people become eligible for Medicare when they turn 65, there are a few exceptions for those under 65 to qualify for Medicare. Learn more about Medicare eligibility and how enrollment works below. Who is eligible for Medicare before age 65? If you have been...

Glossary of Medicare Insurance Terms

Glossary of Medicare Insurance Terms

Along with the amount of plans to consider, there are many terms to understand when it comes to Medicare. Here are some of the most common terms and phrases you’ll run into when researching and shopping for Medicare plans.  Annual Enrollment Period The Annual...

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Medicare SilverSneakers

Medicare SilverSneakers

Staying active is important for people of all ages and Medicare SilverSneakers is a program that makes it easy for older adults to keep moving and maintain greater control of their health. Here you can learn more about why the SilverSneakers program is an attractive...

Glossary of Medicare Insurance Terms

Glossary of Medicare Insurance Terms

Along with the amount of plans to consider, there are many terms to understand when it comes to Medicare. Here are some of the most common terms and phrases you’ll run into when researching and shopping for Medicare plans.  Annual Enrollment Period The Annual...

Understanding Healthcare Costs & Medical Expenses in Retirement

Understanding Healthcare Costs & Medical Expenses in Retirement

You’re first eligible for Medicare at 65—technically, three months before your 65th birthday—but some individuals still work full-time when this happens. It’s not only important to know your Medicare options at retirement, but to also understand what kind of expenses...

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Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance

Medicare Supplement insurance, also known as Medigap insurance, helps cover gaps in coverage from Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). While Original Medicare covers most basic healthcare needs, out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles, coinsurance and copayments can...

Can I change my Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan at any time?

Can I change my Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan at any time?

While you can’t change your Medicare Advantage plan at any time, there are a few opportunities for when you can. Learn more about the three main enrollment periods where you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan. Three Enrollment Periods to Change...

Understanding Medicare: Parts A through D

Understanding Medicare: Parts A through D

Medicare and its many parts can be confusing and overwhelming. The four main parts of Medicare include: Medicare Part AMedicare Part BMedicare Part CMedicare Part D This article will dive further into each letter to help you better understand what it covers and how it...

Medicare Coverage Articles

Medicare Cards Explained

Medicare Cards Explained

After enrolling in Medicare, you should receive a red, white and blue Medicare card by mail. A simple token of the benefits you deserve, here’s what you need to know about your Medicare card. When to Expect Your New Medicare Card If you’re automatically enrolled in...

Choosing the Right Medicare Coverage

Choosing the Right Medicare Coverage

As you approach the age of 65, Medicare is likely to be on your radar. Taking the first steps toward learning about Medicare can seem overwhelming, but can be crucial to ensuring you’re getting the coverage you need. Medical expenses can be one of the biggest costs...

Medicare Enrollment Articles

Understanding Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period

Understanding Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period

The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (also known as the Annual Enrollment Period, the Fall Open Enrollment Period or AEP) runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. This period gives Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to...

Getting on Medicare Before Age 65

Getting on Medicare Before Age 65

While many people become eligible for Medicare when they turn 65, there are a few exceptions for those under 65 to qualify for Medicare. Learn more about Medicare eligibility and how enrollment works below. Who is eligible for Medicare before age 65? If you have been...

How to Prepare for Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)

How to Prepare for Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)

The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period—also known as AEP—provides an opportunity each year for Medicare beneficiaries to evaluate their current coverage and make changes. Here are some steps that can help you prepare for this year’s...

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