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Will Part B Premiums Increase In 2023?

Are you, like most seniors, wondering whether your Medicare Part B premium will increase again in 2023? This question has been on many minds after the significant increase in cost from 2021 to 2022. The 2022 increase was the highest to date, leaving many Medicare beneficiaries wondering how their Part B premiums will change in [...]

2022-09-01T15:45:02-07:00September 1st, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Will Part B Premiums Increase In 2023?

Do Calls About Medicare Have to be Recorded?

As a senior, privacy is probably very important to you. At the same time, you need to be able to trust that your Medicare agent is carrying out what you intend for your policies. With that mind, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made some changes to how seniors and agents interact. [...]

2022-07-30T19:53:01-07:00August 1st, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Do Calls About Medicare Have to be Recorded?

Do I Have to Sign Up For Medicare if I Am Covered by My Spouse’s Insurance?

Turning 65 is a big moment. But, if you aren’t retiring, you’re at least considering the big life questions like where you want to spend your retirement and what quality of retirement you can afford. Not least of these questions is, “Do I have to sign up for Medicare if I am covered by my [...]

2022-07-08T10:38:41-07:00July 1st, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Do I Have to Sign Up For Medicare if I Am Covered by My Spouse’s Insurance?

Can I Drop My Employer Health Insurance For Medicare?

For many seniors, determining the right health insurance plan involves asking about the value of employer health insurance compared to Medicare. You may be turning 65, but that doesn’t mean you’re retiring, which leaves many seniors wondering what they should do. Can I drop my employer health insurance for Medicare? The short answer is yes, [...]

2022-07-08T10:36:44-07:00June 1st, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Can I Drop My Employer Health Insurance For Medicare?

Missed Out on Plan F? Medicare Plan G Might be Right for You

If you’ve been in search of a Medicare Supplement Plan, or if you’re currently enrolled in Medicare Plan F, you might be hearing quite a bit about Medicare Plan G lately. Why? Well unfortunately, Medicare Supplement Plan F, which was long considered one of the best supplement plans, is no longer being offered to new [...]

2022-05-06T16:27:21-07:00May 6th, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Missed Out on Plan F? Medicare Plan G Might be Right for You

Wondering How to Get a Medicare Replacement Card?

You’ve lost your wallet—ugh! Or maybe it was stolen. Possibly a beloved pet mistook your wallet for a chew toy. Regardless of how you got here, you now need to know how to cancel your credit cards, apply for a new driver's license and how to get a Medicare replacement card. Your Medicare card contains [...]

2022-04-05T09:39:39-07:00April 5th, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Wondering How to Get a Medicare Replacement Card?

Medicare Advantage vs Fee-for-Service: Is One More Susceptible to Fraud?

We’ve all heard horror stories about exorbitant medical bills no ordinary person could ever hope to pay. A 20% copay on a $7 million hospital bill or the cost of life-saving medication skyrocketing overnight? These situations are gut-wrenching to say the least. The typical American simply can’t afford routine care and medication, let alone hospital [...]

2022-03-06T15:52:09-08:00March 7th, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare Advantage vs Fee-for-Service: Is One More Susceptible to Fraud?

2 Truths and 3 Lies About Medicare Advantage Plans

Do you get confused when you hear terms like Medigap, Part D or Open Enrollment? If so, you’re not alone! Maybe you’ve just turned 65 or you’ve recently left an employer-sponsored plan. Or, perhaps you’ve been on Original Medicare for years but haven’t recently put any intentional thought into new options.  Whatever the case may [...]

2022-01-24T19:10:57-08:00January 25th, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on 2 Truths and 3 Lies About Medicare Advantage Plans

OEP 2022 is Here for Medicare Advantage Plan Holders

We know this time of year can be overwhelming—and we’re not just talking about recovering from the holidays! For Medicare, the end of the year also means your Annual Election Period (AEP) has ended, and the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP 2022) is fast on its heels.  So, what is OEP 2022, and does [...]

2021-12-21T14:16:46-08:00January 3rd, 2022|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on OEP 2022 is Here for Medicare Advantage Plan Holders

3 Important Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans in 2022

As Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans rise in popularity, each new year brings improvements to these policies. Here's a rundown of the most important changes to Medicare plans in 2022 and how they could affect your choices for the upcoming Open Enrollment Period (OEP) starting January 1. The History of Advantage Plans Since 1997, seniors eligible [...]

2021-12-21T13:48:52-08:00December 3rd, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on 3 Important Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans in 2022