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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 [...]

2023-11-03T15:12:36-07:00January 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 [...]

2023-11-03T15:12:37-07:00January 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 [...]

2023-11-03T15:12:37-07:00December 3rd, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on 3 Important Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans in 2022

It’s Fall, Y’all!

Autumn is finally here! How did that happen so fast? One minute we’re enjoying the sunshine and barbecues in the backyard, and the next we’re welcoming Mr. Autumn Man and digging out wool sweaters.  Fall always inspires mixed emotions. On the one hand, we’re sad to see the sunny days and beach trips slip away. [...]

2023-11-03T15:12:39-07:00October 11th, 2021|Senior Health & Wellness, Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on It’s Fall, Y’all!

AEP Is Coming!

Did you know that the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is just around the corner? It is! But there’s still time to reach out to your agent, research your options, and potentially change your plan. AEP starts October 15th and runs through December 7th with changes going into effect starting January 1, 2022. Since AEP [...]

2023-11-03T15:12:39-07:00October 11th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on AEP Is Coming!

Long-Term Care Insurance for Seniors: Costs and Considerations

You’ve no doubt heard of long-term care insurance for seniors (LTC), and you may have even debated whether or not you should sign up for a plan. While not everyone can afford long-term care insurance, knowing what your options are and what factors influence the cost is important. For many seniors, LTC insurance is appealing. [...]

2023-12-02T12:13:50-08:00September 24th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Long-Term Care Insurance for Seniors: Costs and Considerations

Disabled and Under 65? Get the Care You Need with Medicare

What happens to your insurance coverage when you’re disabled and can’t work? Its a frequently asked question regarding medicare and disability under 65. Most people think of Medicare coverage as strictly for seniors, but if you're disabled and under 65, you may also qualify. Nearly 15% of current Medicare recipients are under the age of 65. [...]

2023-12-18T08:52:09-08:00August 20th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Disabled and Under 65? Get the Care You Need with Medicare

Does My Medicare Plan Pay for OTC Medications?

One question we hear the most: "Does medicare cover OTC items, and if so which ones?" From cholesterol medication and blood thinners to acetaminophen, heartburn and cold medicine, Medicare recipients know how fast drug costs add up. Of course, your Part D plan covers your prescription drugs. So where does this leave the every day [...]

2023-12-02T12:13:52-08:00August 20th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Does My Medicare Plan Pay for OTC Medications?

Moving and Medicare: What Happens to Your Medicare Plan When You Move?

In the wake of 2020’s many disruptions, have you been reevaluating your living situation? Maybe you’re motivated to downsize due to soaring home values. Or you have a renewed sense of family and a desire to be close to your loved ones. Possibly you always planned on moving in 2021. Whatever the reason, moving house [...]

2023-12-02T12:13:52-08:00July 26th, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Moving and Medicare: What Happens to Your Medicare Plan When You Move?

You’re Eligible for Medicare. Now What?

If you’re turning 65 this year, you’ll soon be joining the 44 million Americans in the Medicare system. Learning about the initial enrollment period for medicare can be time consuming, so we created our own guide for MySeniorHealthplan readers. Medicare is the health insurance program in the U.S. that gives seniors and the disabled, access [...]

2023-12-02T12:14:38-08:00June 21st, 2021|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on You’re Eligible for Medicare. Now What?