What Happens if I Need a Doctor While Traveling?

To many, retirement means freedom. Being able to wake up and do as you please all day, without the responsibility of work. Many older Americans use this time to travel, checking off places and things on their bucket list. If you plan to become a jetsetter upon retirement, you should check whether your health insurance coverage travels with you. When you travel, your coverage will depend on where you travel [...]

2020-10-19T14:12:14+00:00October 18th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare, Retirement|

What’s the difference between Medigap and Medicare Advantage?

Dubunking Medicare can be mind boggling. That’s exactly why we work with people just like you, comparing hundreds of plans to find the best option for them based on their condition, budget, and location. Many future and current beneficiaries ask the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medigap. Is one better than the other? Do you need one or both? This blog will help break it down. Medigap Medigap plans have [...]

2020-10-18T17:06:44+00:00October 16th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part C|

Medicare Advantage or Medicare Original?

There are so many options for Medicare these days. Outside of Original Medicare, Parts A and B, beneficiaries can opt for a Medicare Advantage plan which can offer additional – and impressive - benefits. So which Medicare plan is best for you? One factor to consider is cost. Costs are a major deciding factor on most purchases in life, and Medicare plans are no exception.  In addition to your premiums, [...]

2020-10-08T20:47:37+00:00October 9th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare|

Can I Change my Medicare Plan Whenever I Want?

People ask us all the time: Can I change my Medicare plan whenever I want? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy though you do have options. Because our health needs change as we age, it’s important to be able to change your plan to cater to your unique needs. This can also include financial changes that might come up as you age, too. Changing Your Medicare Advantage Plan First, it’s important [...]

2020-09-22T21:12:30+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Open Enrollment|

Does Medicare cover transportation?

Imagine this: Your son is able to drive you to your doctor appointment this afternoon, but has to leave early to pick up your grandkids after school. How are you going to get home? Or let’s say a friend usually takes you to your appointments but is unable to for an upcoming important appointment. What are your options? And does Medicare help with these needs? When you are automatically enrolled [...]

2020-09-01T15:46:57+00:00August 29th, 2020|Medicare Advantage|

Could you benefit from MORE Medicare Benefits?

The Annual Enrollment Period is on the horizon, allowing anyone on Medicare to make changes to their coverage. This event takes place only once a year between October 15 and December 7. During this time, beneficiaries can: Switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage, or vice versa Join or drop a Medicare prescription drug plan Switch from Medicare Advantage plan with drug coverage to one without, or vice versa Update [...]

2020-09-01T15:47:54+00:00August 27th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Open Enrollment|

Are Your Vision and Dental Needs Covered?

As we age, our medical needs change. Unfortunately, most of us have more needs than we did when we were younger. Especially when it comes to our dental or vision care. For example, a lot of people make the mistake of assuming regular, annual exams are covered under Original Medicare. But, that’s not actually true. And unfortunately, many people learn this the hard way when it’s too late and the [...]

2020-08-12T17:35:54+00:00August 11th, 2020|Medicare Advantage|

What doctors can I use on my Medicare Plan?

As you begin considering different Medicare Plans, one important factor is finding a doctor near you that accepts Medicare. As you start researching, do your homework! Check with your local clinic, hospital, and doctors to see who accepts Medicare. You can do this at your upcoming appointments, checking with the doctor or front desk. Why should I see a doctor that accepts Medicare? Choosing a doctor that accepts Medicare will [...]

2020-08-04T23:39:55+00:00June 10th, 2020|Medicare Advantage|

What is Medicare Part C?

There are four parts of Medicare. In general: Inpatient hospital coverage = Medicare Part A Outpatient medical coverage = Medicare Part B  Alternative benefit form to Original Medicare that offers extra benefits = Medicare Part C Prescription drug coverage =Medicare Part D Today, we will be looking further into Medicare Part C. Medicare Part C is also known as Medicare Advantage. It’s an alternative benefit to Original Medicare. Medicare Advantage [...]

2020-08-04T23:43:51+00:00May 19th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part C|

Comparing Original Medicare and Advantage Options

When enrolling for Medicare, we are all faced with two options: Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. Which should you elect? This blog will compare the two plans to help you make a decision. In some ways, the plans are very similar, but they each have their unique benefits. In short, Original is the traditional program offered directly through the federal government. Advantage are the private plans that [...]

2020-05-26T15:43:36+00:00April 30th, 2020|Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare|
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