Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 12:04 PM

How to Avoid the Medicare Part B Late Penalty

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Medicare Part B pays 80 percent of outpatient health care costs and 100 percent for many preventive services. But it pays to think carefully about when to sign up. Here’s why.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Apr 02, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Is Medicare Mandatory?

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Strictly speaking, Medicare is not mandatory. But very few people will have no Medicare coverage at all – ever. You may have good reasons to delay signing up, though.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Feb 26, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

When Can You Start Getting Medicare?

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A somewhat cynical old saying declares that only two things in life are guaranteed: death and taxes. But there’s also something positive you can count on, and that’s Medicare.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, OEP | Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 08:05 AM

Can I Change My Medicare Plan?

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Medicare provides certain time periods when you can change Medicare plans. The main one is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (formerly known as Open Enrollment), which runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. Anyone on Medicare can make coverage changes during this time that then go into effect the following year.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Jan 15, 2019 @ 12:54 PM

5 Tips for Enrolling in Medicare for the First Time

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Medicare eligibility begins at age 65 for most people. (If you were born in 1954, you are next up to join the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries.) Here’s what you need to know about turning 65 and signing up for Medicare for the first time.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, OEP | Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 08:20 AM

What Can I Do During the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?

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Do you have a Medicare Advantage plan? If you do, then you need to know about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. It’s new in 2019 and runs January 1 – March 31.

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, OEP | Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 11:58 AM

A 6-Point Checklist to Rate Your New Medicare Advantage Plan

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, OEP | Tue, Nov 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

What is the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?

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Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is a new enrollment period starting in 2019. It’s specifically for Medicare Advantage plan members and runs from January 1 to March 31. You must be a member of a Medicare Advantage plan on January 1 to be eligible for this new enrollment period, which replaces the shorter Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (January 1 – February 14).

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Nov 20, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

What to Do If Medicare Annual Enrollment Has You Stumped

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You’re not alone if you haven’t chosen a Medicare plan for next year yet. It’s easy to put it off, partly because it just seems like a really big job. It doesn’t have to be.

Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment | Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

9 Good Reasons Why a Medicare Advantage Plan Might Be Right for You

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You may be hearing more about Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) this year than in the past. These are private plans approved by Medicare that offer a different way to get your benefits.