Medicare News & Updates

Our goal is to help you answer all of your Medicare questions and keep you advised of new laws and policies that will directly affect Medicare.

Understanding Your Medicare Drug Coverage Options

Understanding Your Medicare Drug Coverage Options

If you’re prescribed medication regularly, you’re most likely aware that prescription drug coverage is available through Medicare. However, did you know there are two ways Medicare can make prescription drugs more affordable? The plans available to you depend on whether you're enrolled in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage. Medicare Prescription ...
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The CHRONIC Care Act Expands Medicare Benefits

The CHRONIC Care Act Expands Medicare Benefits

On February 9th, 2018, the CHRONIC Care Act 2017 (Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care) was passed and signed into law by President Trump. The new provisions will alleviate some of the burdens faced by older Americans with extensive medical issues and high-needs. The 19 million ...
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Six Things You Need to Know About Special Enrollment Periods

Six Things You Need to Know About Special Enrollment Periods

If you missed the Open Enrollment Period for 2018, don’t stress, you may still be able to lock down a credible healthcare plan. While the deadline has passed for most Americans, the door is still open to millions who qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) as part of the ...
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Retiree Insurance and Medicare Explained

Retiree Insurance and Medicare Explained

Are you preparing for retirement? Now might be a good time to ensure your medical coverage is secure. If you’ve held a stable job for most of your career, you may have never had to consider health insurance. Although, it’s important to understand the benefits covered in your existing plan ...
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The Difference between Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

The Difference between Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

When you are eligible for Medicare, you can choose either Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan. However, there are many different factors to consider before you decide. Below we will look at the key differences to help you choose the right plan. Original Medicare Operated by the federal government, ...
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Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ set to Close in 2019

Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ set to Close in 2019

The ‘Doughnut Hole’ in Medicare’s prescription drug coverage will close a year earlier than expected due to a new Budget Act signed by President Trump last fortnight. The deal will bring much-needed relief to Medicare beneficiaries who pay high out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs. Our goal for those that need ...
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What Will Happen to my Social Security if my Spouse Passes Away?

What Will Happen to my Social Security if my Spouse Passes Away?

No one likes to consider what life will be like after their spouse passes away. We especially don’t want to toil over cold financial matters, such as Social Security. However, a little preparation can go a long way. Knowing what happens to your Social Security now will relieve some of ...
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Understanding Medicare Coverage (Parts A, B, C & D)

Understanding Medicare Coverage (Parts A, B, C & D)

Medicare is both straightforward and complex in the health care coverage it provides. It's straightforward in the sense that the federal health insurance program, created in 1965 alongside Medicaid, is designed for American citizens over the age of 65 (but also includes people with specific conditions, such as those with ...
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Today is the Day! Medicare Open Enrollment ends

Today is the Day! Medicare Open Enrollment ends

Hello, if you haven't yet reviewed your Medicare options, today is the last day to make changes under open enrollment. Many people just let what they had last year automatically renew. If you love your current plan this is a great idea! However, our health needs change. If you are ...
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The push is on to fight Medicare Fraud

The push is on to fight Medicare Fraud

It seems that Medicare Open Enrollment is a popular time for scammers that want to steal your identity. Medicare is pushing hard to help people pay attention and take precautions. Their top 5 recommendations are: Protect your Medicare Number - treat it just like you would treat any credit card ...
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