Medicare Tips and Tricks

Medicare Tips and Tricks Pay attention to Medicare Enrollment Periods and deadlines.  Most importantly, Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th and runs through December 7th. Practice CAUTION! Fraud and identity thefts increase this time of year.  Be vigilant! Protect your Medicare number BE AWARE there are no “early bird” deals when enrolling in Medicare Check your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) by visiting your Original Medicare claims on MyMedicare.gov Report any suspicious activity to 1-800-MEDICARE Medicare Part A and B offer…

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Medicare Enrollment Period

Medicare enrollment Period REVIEW: Your current health plan and current healthcare activity, so that you can better assess what type of coverage you may need. RESEARCH: Medicare plans and companies by visiting their websites or calling an associate.  Senior Market Solutions will do this for you.  They work with 25 top rated carriers and most likely have several options in your area. RATINGS: Choose a carrier that stans behind their policy. A list of star ratings for different plans is listed here. RECORD: Keep…

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Medicare Supplement Plan F 2020

Medicare Supplement Plan F 2020 First things first…. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLAN F OR C NOW, YOU WILL NOT LOSE YOUR COVERAGE!  On January 1, 2020, Medigap Plan F and Plan C will no longer be available to purchase.  They will be removed from the Medicare Supplement plan chart and you will have to choose another plan option for your Medicare supplement coverage.  The most closely related plan is Plan G. Both these plans are essentially “full coverage” plans.  Studies…

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Medicare broker

Medicare Broker Using an independent Medicare broker can have to many advantages.  Sometimes these advantages can be unseen by those who may not understand the Medicare insurance market.  An independent Medicare broker typically understands the business well and works with many different carriers.  This can mean significant savings on premiums for you. It’s important to understand that there are two ways you can sign up for a Medigap plan.   You can sign up for a Medigap plan directly through an…

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Medigap Premium Increases

Medigap Premium Increases Are you paying too much for your supplement coverage? The short answer… YES!  One of the only ways a Medicare supplement policy can differentiate is through price.  Keep in mind that Medicare supplemental policies (Medigap) are labeled with the letters A through N.  A specific set of coverages accompanies each letter and those coverages cannot differ from one company to another. For example, in the state of Iowa, a Plan F (most popular) with one company is $80.60…

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