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Learn about the basics of Medicare Parts A, B, C & D. What do the parts of Medicare cover? When do you need to enroll?
Find out more about Original Medicare. What’s the difference between Part A and Part B? What’s covered and what’s not? Do you have to enroll and do you have to pay a monthly premium?
Learn how Medicare Advantage plans offer hospital and medical coverage along with additional benefits that you don't get with Original Medicare, like vision, hearing and prescription drug coverage.
You don’t get prescription drug coverage with Medicare Parts A & B alone. Learn about Part D prescription drug plans, when you should enroll and what deadlines apply so you can avoid Medicare’s late enrollment penalty.
Here’s a review of the top 10 Medicare facts you should know about Original Medicare and the types of Medicare plans available from private insurance companies. How do the different types of plans work? What do they cover?
Medicare supplement insurance plans, also called Medigap plans, help pay some costs not paid by Original Medicare Parts A & B. Watch and learn more about Medigap plans.
One size does not fit all when it comes to Medicare. Learn what to think about when choosing a plan.
Understanding your plan benefits can help you save on your health care expenses and can make a big difference on your pocketbook. Get some tips on how to get the most out of your plan today.
Retiring soon? Know the Medicare basics. Your Medicare health coverage choices can vary based on your age and whether you have retiree coverage through your employer or plan sponsor. Find out what you need to know and the questions to ask to help you retire with peace of mind.
Choosing the right Medicare plan can be confusing. If you’re helping a loved one, asking a few simple questions can help make sure their plan meets their needs, their budget and their deadlines. Learn what questions to ask, and help make Medicare easier for someone you love.
Are you helping someone you love get the care they need? Whether you live next door or across the country, there are many challenges to finding the right care for your loved one. Learn more about being a helpful part of a successful health care plan.
Are you making choices for someone nearing the end of life? You can help your loved one by understanding their wishes during this time. Minimize legal and medical stress for your family by creating a thoughtful end-of-life plan.
What’s the difference between Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D? What types of Medicare might fit your situation? Get help putting together a Medicare “combo” that may fit with your needs.
Do you have questions about Medicare? Knowing when you’re due, what you need and where to go for help may support you in making Medicare choices.
You could compare shopping for a Medicare plan to shopping for a car. There are a lot of choices out there, and it’s all about finding the right one for you. Learn more.
What happens if you’re working and getting employer health benefits when you turn 65? This complicated scenario is becoming quite common. Learn what it may mean for your Medicare enrollment.
Have you ever been told that nothing in life is free? This holds true for Medicare, which could include costs such as monthly premiums, annual deductibles, copays and coinsurance.
Do you know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Peter uses fruit to explain the programs, which are as different as apples and oranges.
You’ve probably heard that brand name prescription drugs and their generic counterparts are identical for all practical purposes. Learn more about it and how you may be able to save money on prescription drugs.
You might not be able to read your doctor’s handwriting but you should be able to read your prescription drug labels. Learn what to look for on your labels and what it may mean.
Your health is in your hands. Learn about Medicare benefits designed to help you live a healthier life and how you can take advantage of them.
Did you know that most preventive vaccines are covered by Medicare? Preventive vaccines include the flu vaccine, shingles vaccine, pneumonia vaccine and more. Get the scoop in this video.
Do you know what a “deductible” is? Deductibles can have a big impact on your health care budget. Find out more in this video.
Do you know the difference between “copay” and “coinsurance”? Find out by watching this video.
What is a “tiered formulary” and what does it mean for you if your drug plan has one? Learn about it in this video.
What and when is the “Medicare Open Enrollment Period”? What can you do during this period? Find out about changing your Medicare coverage and more.
What is the “Medicare Initial Enrollment Period,” or “IEP”? When is it, and what happens if you miss it? Learn about it in this video
What is an “explanation of benefits”? When do you receive it and what type of Medicare information is in it? Find out in this video.
What exactly is the “prescription drug coverage gap,” also known as “the donut hole”? Is there a way to avoid falling into the gap? Learn more.
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