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Do You Need to Review Your Medicare Advantage Plan?

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) ends on March 31, 2021! There are only a few weeks left to enroll in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. Do you know if you want to make changes to your Medicare Advantage coverage? Do you have the best fit plan for your needs? There are at least four factors [...]

2021-03-13T19:27:23-08:00March 13th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Do You Need to Review Your Medicare Advantage Plan?

Natural Disasters and Medicare Special Election Periods

You may have noticed there are quite a few Medicare rules. Everything from when you can enroll to how you enroll and who can enroll is tightly regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). You probably usually enroll in a Medicare plan during one of the regularly-scheduled enrollment periods, like the Annual [...]

2021-02-17T16:46:04-08:00February 17th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Natural Disasters and Medicare Special Election Periods

Medicare SEP for Moving: What You Need to Know

Reflecting on 2020, we've seen our lives change in ways we couldn't have imagined just 12 months ago. Some of us have lost or changed careers. Others have moved across the country to be closer to friends and family. And some have left urban centers in favor of less populated areas. If you’re a Medicare [...]

2021-01-19T12:31:23-08:00January 19th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare SEP for Moving: What You Need to Know

What Are Trial Rights and How Do They Work?

Picking the right Medicare plan can be a daunting task. You should carefully consider what your needs are and research the available options. Your goal should be to select the best plan for your healthcare situation. But the reality of choosing a Medicare plan isn’t always so simple. That’s why every Medicare beneficiary has a [...]

2020-12-20T12:17:10-08:00December 20th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on What Are Trial Rights and How Do They Work?

AEP 2020 is Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.

2020 is coming to a close, and there are just a few more milestones before the year ends. For seniors, one of those is Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). This is a critical time of year for all beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare. But if you don’t know why AEP is important, you’re not alone. Today, [...]

2020-11-12T14:42:38-08:00November 12th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on AEP 2020 is Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Take the Time to Review Your Senior Life Insurance Policy

As you’ve probably realized over the last few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic is completely changing the way we live our lives. While we’re facing many unknowns in the coming months, making sure you have the right life insurance policy in place can take away some of the stress and worry about the future. Here are [...]

2020-08-11T15:30:30-07:00April 8th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Take the Time to Review Your Senior Life Insurance Policy

How to Enroll in Medicare if You’re Working Past 65

For decades, the gold standard for retirement age was 65. But in the last several years, we’ve seen the retirement age inch up with many folks working past 65. Now, 20 percent of Americans age 65 and older are participating in the workforce—the highest rate in nearly six decades. Some of this is due to [...]

2020-03-11T12:17:50-07:00March 11th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on How to Enroll in Medicare if You’re Working Past 65

What is the Medicare Special Enrollment Period?

Right now, we’re in the Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP). But what happens if a major disaster strikes and you’re not able to take advantage of OEP? Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to change your plan if you need to. The Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP) extends the Medicare enrollment period during extenuating circumstances.  [...]

2020-08-11T15:39:33-07:00February 19th, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on What is the Medicare Special Enrollment Period?

Medicare OEP 2020: How Mrs. Jones Made Changes to Her Medicare Advantage Plan

The new year is upon us and so is Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) 2020. Yes, just when Annual Enrollment Period 2020 has finished, it’s time for OEP 2020! We know the Medicare system can be difficult, so today we’re going to follow Mrs. Jones through the Medicare Open Enrollment Period.  Mrs. Jones is a [...]

2020-03-11T18:02:46-07:00January 21st, 2020|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare OEP 2020: How Mrs. Jones Made Changes to Her Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare OEP 2020: How to Make Changes to Your Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) 2020 will begin on January 1st. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (maybe you signed up for a new plan during AEP 2020?) and wish to adjust your coverage, you may qualify to make a one-time change to your existing policy.  Medicare OEP 2020. What is it? [...]

2019-12-20T11:04:11-08:00December 20th, 2019|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare OEP 2020: How to Make Changes to Your Medicare Advantage Plan