Your Medicare Wellness Visit, also called a wellness exam, is when you and your doctor put your undivided attention on your health. You’re not there because you’re sick or in pain or needing a prescription. And your doctor is not there to diagnose or treat a health problem.
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.
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.
Signs of decline in an aging loved one can be easy to miss. Changes may be subtle and come on gradually. And sometimes it’s hard to see what we don’t want to see.
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).
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.
Every year we hold our collective breath waiting to hear what Medicare will cost when January 1 rolls around. The 2019 numbers were announced recently, and this is what we learned about Medicare costs in 2019.
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.
Your health care needs are personal, and your Medicare choices should be too. Of course you want a plan with the coverage you need. You also want one that’s kind to your pocketbook.