Are Medicare Advantage Plans Bad?

2022-09-07T20:23:11+00:00Medicare Advantage, Medicare Benefits|

The Medicare system has been around for over 50 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to understand. Oftentimes people try enrolling on their own without any assistance, the process can be hard to understand and the end result is that Medicare Advantage plans get a bad name. Many people enroll and are happy with the benefits specific to their Medicare Advantage plan. Unfortunately, a large number of people do [...]

Experts Say Medicare Can Help You Stay Independent In Your Home Longer

2022-09-07T20:22:03+00:00Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Benefits|

Tens of millions of Americans on Medicare may be missing out on desperately needed help paying for rent or utilities. See if you qualify and get this benefit as soon as the first of next month. Medicare is rapidly expanding its benefits, but it is so complicated, few people know this new benefit is available to them. In Medicare-speak, help with rent and utilities is called "General Supports For Living." [...]

Staying Young: Physical Activity for Aging Americans

2022-09-08T16:35:28+00:00Medicare Advantage, Medicare Benefits|

You’ve heard it a million times: exercise is good for you. So good in fact, that it’s something you should aim to do daily.  The science is there. There are countless studies proving the countless health benefits associated with exercise. And truly, it becomes even more important as we age. On top of the benefits we’ve outlined below, physical activity will also help you maintain your independence as you age. [...]

What Happens if I Need a Doctor While Traveling?

2022-08-23T14:18:40+00:00Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare, Retirement|

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 [...]

What’s the Difference Between Medigap and Medicare Advantage?

2022-03-23T20:50:18+00:00Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part C|

Debunking 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 [...]

Medicare Advantage or Medicare Original?

2022-08-23T20:38:51+00:00Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare|

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. Which Medicare plan is best for you? Cost is a major deciding factor on most purchases in life, and Medicare plans are no exception. In addition to your premiums, you should also factor in things like deductibles, coinsurance, [...]

Can I Change my Medicare Plan Whenever I Want?

2022-03-24T14:28:11+00:00Medicare Advantage, Open Enrollment|

People ask us all the time: Can I change my Medicare plan whenever I want? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy... but 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 [...]

Does Medicare Cover Transportation?

2022-07-29T20:45:32+00:00Medicare Advantage|

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 [...]

Could you benefit from MORE Medicare Benefits?

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

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 [...]

Are Your Vision and Dental Needs Covered?

2020-08-12T17:35:54+00:00Medicare Advantage|

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 [...]

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