Couple reading medicare enrollment pamphlets
Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

7 Inside Tips to Help You Make a Smooth Move to Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

How many times have you heard that Medicare is “complicated” or “confusing”? It’s enough to make anyone dread dealing with it, right?

Health & Wellness | Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Women’s Health: 5 Tips for Preventing 3 Top Diseases

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some diseases don’t fight fair. Why do we say that? Well, some diseases affect women at a higher rate than men. Take, for example, these three:

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Unintended Part D “Gotcha” Could “Getcha” If You Enroll after Age 65

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Meet Mike. He’s enrolling in Medicare after retiring at age 68.

Older man sitting next to a pier
Medicare Tips & Resources, OEP | Tue, May 01, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

5 Simple Strategies to Help Protect Yourself against Medicare Fraud

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare fraud can be big business for fraudsters and a big problem for taxpayers.

Woman and caregiver reviewing information online
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Part B Late Penalties Could Cost You Big Time

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You’re turning 65 and it’s time to sign up for Medicare. Depending on your situation, there are parts of Medicare you may not need right away, like Part B if you are still working and have employer-sponsored coverage. However, if you don’t figure out your personal needs and miss your Initial Enrollment Period, you may have to pay penalties for as long as you have Medicare.

Senior man talking with doctor in office
Health & Wellness | Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Getting a Knee Replaced? Here Are Four Things You Need to Know

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you need a knee replacement, you have plenty of company. Some 2.5 million Americans, including 3 percent of people over the age of 60, have a knee they weren’t born with.

Couple
Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Delaying Your Social Security Payments Might Be Worth the Wait

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

What is the best age to start receiving social security retirement benefits? The “best age” is different for everyone.

Senior man talking with doctor in office
Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 03, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Turn 65, Retire, Sign Up for Medicare… or Not

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The popular perception is that your 65th birthday marks the milestone in your life when you hang up your spurs, kick back, and reap the fruits of your labor as you enjoy sunsets from your porch.

Senior woman reading tablet
Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

How to Avoid Paying More for Prescription Drug Coverage

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’ve got a chronic condition that requires a lot of medication, chances are you’ve got your prescription drug plan figured out. If you’re in tip-top shape and don’t take a single pill, what’s the point? When it comes to prescription drug coverage and Medicare, if you don’t sign up when you’re first eligible, you could pay more down the road through penalties.

Woman doctor with senior patient
Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 20, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

You’re 65 and Working: What about Medicare?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Retirement used to be closely linked to turning 65. No more. The full retirement age for anyone born in 1943 or later is at least 66. It’s 67 if you were born in 1960 or later. Full retirement age is the age at which you can receive 100% of your social security retirement benefit.