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The Top Nine Medicare Made Clear Blog Posts of 2012

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

top medicare blogs 2013As we start a new year, let’s take a moment to look back at the most popular Medicare Made Clear blog posts in 2012. By “popularity,” we mean those posts with the highest number of page views. If you missed any of these the first time around, consider taking a second look to see what others in the Medicare Made Clear community are reading about.

Turning 65 in 2013? 3 Things You Should Know About Medicare

This post contains valuable information about Medicare for those of you getting ready to enroll for the first time. It’s just as relevant and useful if you’re turning 65 in 2013—or would like an introduction to Medicare for any reason.

Where Can I Get Help Choosing the Right Medicare Plan for Me (or My Loved One)?

Making the right Medicare decisions for you or a loved one isn’t something you have to do alone. There are many resources available to you. This Medicare Made Clear blog post gives you a comprehensive description of places you can turn for help and input.

Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage—A Cost Comparison

One of the most important considerations in choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage is which choice may cost you less. This blog post takes a deeper dive into how costs are calculated, and what you need to know in order to get the most for your money.

The Six Types of Medicare Advantage Plans

Want to know the difference between a POS plan and a PPO plan? Take a deeper dive into the Medicare Advantage plans: how they’re different, and how they work.

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period for 2013: What You Need to Know

Here we lay out the basics of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period: what it is, when it is and why it’s so important for people with Medicare. Take a look to get ready for the next Medicare Open Enrollment Period in the fall of 2013.

Learning About 2013 Changes to Your Medicare Plan

Every fall before the start of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, you can find out about changes to your plan in the coming year. Knowing this information can help you decide whether to stick with what you’ve got, or go a different direction for your coverage. Find out about when to expect information for Medicare Open Enrollment in 2013.

How Can I Get Vision and Dental Coverage Under Medicare?

Original Medicare doesn’t cover vision or dental services. Find out about other types of Medicare plans that help cover these important parts of your health care.

What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

“Medicare” and “Medicaid” may sound alike, but they’re different programs for different people with different needs. This Medicare Made Clear blog post offers you a comprehensive comparison of the two programs. You can also find out what happens if you qualify for both.

Announcing NEW MedicareMadeClear.com

We reorganized our website (www.MedicareMadeClear.com) in 2012 to offer you more: more personalized Medicare information, and more paths to get to the information you need faster. There are even more online tools and features! Take a look.

Hopefully, the Medicare Made Clear blog is a place where you can find reliable answers to your Medicare questions. While we track different post topics’ popularity, we also decide what to write about based on input from Medicare Made Clear readers like you.

If you have questions about Medicare Made Clear, or to let us know what you’d like to see discussed in the Medicare Made Clear blog, call 1-877-619-5582, TTY 711, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week. For more information, contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.

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