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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

3 Medicare Part D Costs You May Not Know About

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many people take at least one prescription drug every day. That makes drug costs a top concern when choosing a Medicare Part D plan.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

4 Basic Questions to Ask about Your Medicare Part D Coverage

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Prescription drugs that you take regularly are a constant and visible health care expense. Every time you fork over your share of the cost for a refill, it’s a reminder that Medicare doesn’t pay for everything.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Supplement Insurance or Medicare Advantage?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You have some decisions to make once you’re enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A and B). One decision is whether to get other coverage to help with some costs that Original Medicare doesn’t pay.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, OEP | Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

5 Medicare Mistakes That Could Cost You

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You may have a lot of choices when it comes to Medicare. And the biggest one might be choosing to take charge of your Medicare decisions in the first place.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, OEP | Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Plan Renewal: Not Deciding Is a Decision

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Your current Medicare coverage renews automatically each year unless you take action to change it. This ensures that you will have continuing coverage.

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, OEP | Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts October 15

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare Open Enrollment is your chance to change your Medicare coverage choices for the coming year if you choose to. It starts on October 15 and runs through December 7. Changes go into effect on January 1.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, OEP | Thu, Oct 06, 2016 @ 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.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, OEP | Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Where to Get Medicare Enrollment Help

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare Open Enrollment ends at midnight on December 7. It’s worth it to take the time to review and compare your Medicare choices each year. But you don’t have to do it alone! Here are resources that may help.

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Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, OEP | Tue, Nov 10, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Why You and Your Spouse Might Need Different Medicare Plans

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It’s not unusual for spouses to be covered under the same health plan for much of their married life—often an employer plan. This can be a wise and economical choice for many couples and families.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, OEP | Wed, Oct 21, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part D Plan Changes: What to Look For

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Each year, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans may change what they cover and how much plan members may have to pay, so it makes sense for plan members to review their plans each year, too. You can join or switch Medicare Part D prescription drug plans during Medicare Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7).