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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?

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