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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 Save Money by Switching Medicare Plans?

As a Medicare beneficiary, there may be many reasons why you may not take the time to compare or switch Medicare plans. You might think it's too much work to research and change Medicare plans. You may not even realize how much you could save by switching.... Read more

Can I Get Medicare in the Gig Economy?

Not everyone retires and signs up for Medicare as soon as they turn 65. Some people want or need to stay in the workforce. In the gig economy, you may be able to accept work when you want it, without having to make a full-time commitment. But you might need... Read more

New to Medicare: How to plan for Medicare  

If you or a loved one are new to Medicare or approaching Medicare eligibility, you may have questions about how the program works, what’s covered, the costs involved, and your benefit options. Here’s a look at how to plan for Medicare and your... Read more

Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2018

As a Medicare beneficiary, you may need to pay certain out-of-pocket costs, such as premiums, deductibles, copayments and/or coinsurance. These costs are generally standardized for covered services under Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. If you’re... Read more

What Type of Medicare Plan Might Be a Good Fit for You?

Are you new to Medicare? Choosing Medicare coverage can be a challenge. There may be several Medicare coverage choices in your vicinity. But how do you know which Medicare coverage choice might work for you? Medicare coverage choices: what are they? When... 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

Medicare Part B – Medical Insurance

What is Medicare Part B coverage? Medicare Part B (medical insurance) helps cover medically necessary services and supplies needed for the diagnosis or treatment of your health condition. This includes outpatient services received at a hospital, doctor’s... Read more

Medicare Cost Plans Being Phased Out in Minnesota

Minnesotans on Medicare, you might want to know about a change affecting Medicare Cost Plans in your state. Medicare Cost Plans might not be available in Minnesota in 2019. Medicare Cost Plans in Minnesota: Why might they be discontinued? A Medicare Cost... Read more

Understanding Medicare’s Out-of-Pocket Expenses

When people talk about Medicare costs, you may hear the phrase “out-of-pocket” used frequently. But what does it mean? “Out-of-pocket” medical expenses refer to any health-care expenses you have to pay yourself. With Medicare, these expenses may... Read more




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