Medicare Tips & Resources | Fri, Sep 21, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

7 Popular Medicare Questions Asked During National Medicare Education Week

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare can seem like a daunting topic to cover. Last Monday, we hosted an online presentation during National Medicare Education Week to provide an overview of Medicare basics and give viewers the chance to ask questions. We received great questions and decided to share the answers with you. Here are the top seven Medicare questions asked during National Medicare Education Week 2018.

Map of states where cost plans are closing in the US
Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

If You Have a Medicare Cost Plan, It Could Be Your Year to Shop

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Fall is Medicare plan shopping season. The Annual Enrollment Period starts on October 15 and runs through December 7.

Woman receiving her new Medicare card in the mail
Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 11:43 AM

Your New Medicare Card is On the Way

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You are next in line to receive your new Medicare card. Medicare announced that cards are in the mail to you and others who live in your state. Each wave of mailings can take several weeks to complete, so keep an eye out for your card with patience.

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.

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.

Retired man on lawn chair
Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Mar 08, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Get Ready for Your New Medicare Card

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare is removing social security numbers from Medicare cards. The change is to help protect your personal identity. Your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same and continue without interruption.

medical assistant helping senior woman to car
Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

5 Savvy-Shopper Tips to Help You Get the Most from Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons at the local grocery store? Make it a point to confirm you get all possible discounts when booking hotel reservations? Love getting the senior discount at the movie theater?