In April 2018, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) started mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. The new Medicare card program ends in April 2019. Likely, you have not received your new Medicare card yet. It will have a different look and feel than the one you have been carrying around in your wallet or purse over the last several years. What has changed and why is this important? That is what we discuss today. In this article, we discuss the 10 things you need to know about your new Medicare card.
If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you may have heard of the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MAOEP).
Nope. It’s not the Annual Open Enrollment Period.
The MAOEP starts January 1st and runs until March 31st.
It is during this time you can disenroll from your Medicare Advantage plan.
Veterans: first, we thank you for your service. If you are approaching age 65, or beyond this age already, you might be wondering about Medicare and how it works with your Veteran’s Affairs (VA) benefits. It can be tricky and mistakes happen.
The good news? You have options for your health insurance. The bad news? Yes, it can be confusing. In this article, we discuss how your VA benefits work with Medicare. Continue reading How To Coordinate VA Benefits And Medicare The Right Way | Understand Your Situation To Make The Best Decision
I had a Medicare beneficiary once say to me, “John, this is all a maze. It is so confusing. No wonder why people don’t know what they have or make mistakes.” He was referring to the Medicare insurance selection process. If you don’t know what our practice is about, we really focus on educating our clients so they can understand how the options selected. The same holds true for selecting your Medicare plan. If you choose the right Medicare insurance plan, I guarantee you will save a TON of money over your lifetime. How do you do this? We discuss that here. In this article, we discuss how to choose the right Medicare insurance plan. Continue reading How To Choose The Right Medicare Insurance Plan