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What Happens if You Miss Medicare Open Enrollment?

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is also known as the Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare health and prescription drug plans. It's also called the Fall Open Enrollment Period. This time period happens only once a year. If you miss the Medicare Open... Read more

Can You Get Medicare in Puerto Rico?

Do you live in Puerto Rico? You may be a United States citizen, but are you eligible for Medicare? Here's a quick overview of Medicare in Puerto Rico and some possible coverage options. Medicare in Puerto Rico: eligibility You're generally eligible for... Read more

What is Medicare?

The federal government defines Medicare as a federal health insurance program designed for those age 65 and older. Since its inception in 1965, Medicare has expanded to provide coverage for some younger people with disabilities, and for people with end-stage... Read more

Understanding the differences between Medicare Advantage HMOs and PPOs

Medicare Advantage: an alternative way to receive your Medicare benefits The Medicare Advantage (Part C) program offers you a different way to receive your Original Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) benefits. (However, Part... Read more

Am I eligible for Medicare if I am 60 and unemployed?

Some companies or unions might offer early retirement packages. This can be tempting, but you may want to make sure you can still get health insurance through the company or union after you retire. You are probably not eligible for Medicare if you retire at... Read more

Under 65 with ESRD: What are your Medicare coverage options?

Do you have end-stage renal disease (ESRD)? That’s kidney failure where you need regular dialysis or a kidney transplant. Did you know you might qualify for Medicare, even if you’re younger than 65? You might have a few different Medicare plan options if... Read more

Under 65 with ALS: What Are Your Medicare Coverage Options

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the baseball player who died of the condition in 1941. This 100% fatal disease can cause a person to lose the ability to eat, speak, move and breathe, according to the ALS... Read more

Medicare Made Easy

Most people who are applying for Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) are learning about their Medicare coverage options for the first time. This includes individuals who are age 65 and older, as well as those under 65 who qualify due certain disabilities or... Read more

How will Obamacare Repeal Affect Medicare?

With talk in the news about an Obamacare repeal, you may be wondering how that would affect Medicare. We don't have a crystal ball, but let's explore what news reports are saying about whether and how Medicare may be affected by a possible Obamacare... Read more

Medicare and Employer Health Insurance

Do I need to enroll in Medicare when I turn 65 if I’m still working? If you have health care coverage through your employer, you may choose to delay enrollment in Medicare Part B when you turn 65, since Part B includes a monthly premium. You may be able... Read more




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