Category: Enrollment

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Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Vary by Hundreds of Dollars Per Year

Let’s face it – No matter how many times experts recommend that we reevaluate our Medicare Part D plan each year, many of us don’t!

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Turning 65? We Can Help You Choose the Right Medicare Route

Here’s what you need to know about Medicare plans

Choosing the right Medicare plan is a big decision, particularly if you won’t have retiree coverage under an employer-sponsored plan. Medicare is complex and can be quite confusing. So making the right choice for your budget and health needs is as important as your decision when to retire. This article will help make it easier to arrive at a decision.

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How to Evaluate a Healthcare Plan

Medicare offers many plan options that can make choosing a plan very complicated. In evaluating these choices, however, there are several very clear objectives to keep in mind that should simplify your decisions.

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Still Working at 65? Guidelines For Transitioning to Medicare

The steps to planning for Medicare

U.S. citizens and legal residents who have  been in the U.S. for at least 5 consecutive years become eligible for Medicare at age 65, unless they’re disabled. In cases of disability, a citizen or legal resident under 65 qualifies automatically for Medicare Part A and Part B after receiving Social Security or certain Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits for 2 years.*

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Medicare Guidelines For Employees At 65

Here’s what to do when your employer drops your Medicare coverage

Change is never easy, especially when it comes to health benefits. However, with change comes the opportunity to get a benefit that better fits your needs and potentially saves you money. (more…)

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Avoiding Medicare Enrollment Road Bumps

Tips for enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan

Key Dates for Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period


Plan Information Available:

October 1

Enrollment Begins:

October 15

Enrollment Ends:

December 7

Note: The late enrollment penalty is 1% of the national average premium for every month you were without Part D prescription drug coverage or other creditable prescription drug coverage following your initial enrollment period, or if you had a break in creditable prescription drug coverage of 63 or more consecutive days. Creditable prescription drug coverage (for example, from an employer or union) means that it is expected to pay, on average, as much as Medicare’s standard prescription drug coverage. You will pay this late enrollment penalty for as long as you have Part D coverage.

Enrolling in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) is an important process that requires time and research, but it shouldn’t be a difficult one if you’re prepared well in advance for any potential bumps in the road. Unfortunately, nine in 10 people wait until the last minute to select a plan. (more…)

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