Medicare Help and Medicare Enrollment Strategies

Choosing a medicare plan and exploring Medicare enrollment strategies can be a complex and frustrating process that could cost you time and money, if you make mistakes or wrong choices. Medicare is confusing and constantly changing. Therefore, if you decide you need a little help a Medicare insurance agent is a great choice. It’s always a good idea to talk to a Medicare adviser about your … [Read more...]

Fight Medicare Fraud

It has been awhile since we’ve talked about Medicare fraud, but this does not make it any less important for you to stay alert. According to a report released by congress, every year billions of  American taxpayer money was lost to fraud, waste, abuse and improper payments. That is more than 10 percent of Medicare’s total budget! The official U.S. government site for Medicare,, … [Read more...]

The WHEN and WHAT of Medicare Open Enrollment

We talked last week about preparing for the 2017 enrollment season almost upon us. Tomorrow, October 15 is the start of open enrollment and it’s time to start thinking about the best ways to prepare for Medicare open enrollment. Let this fun infographic help you understand WHEN and WHAT you need to know about Medicare open enrollment.   … [Read more...]

Get Ready For Medicare Open Enrollment 2016

Every year Medicare participants have the opportunity to adjust their plans and coverage in the medicare open enrollment period, which starts every year on October 15th and ends on December 7th. By taking advantage of the medicare open enrollment period participants could potentially save hundreds of dollars. Unfortunately, people do not use this time to adjust their plans and miss out on … [Read more...]

Follow Your Path To Medicare Coverage

I am 65. Now What? Use this fun info-graphic as a starting point to determine where you need to go next on your Medicare journey.   … [Read more...]

Do You Know What Social Security Benefits To Apply For?

You are getting ready to retire and need to start thinking about what Social Security benefits are available to you. Educate yourself on Social Security benefits and how to avoid loosing your benefits. How does Social Security work? You pay taxes into the Social Security system, on every paycheck, in the form of deductions from your wages. When you reach retirement age (or cannot work due … [Read more...]

How To Pay Your Medicare Bill

Do you receive a bill labeled Notice of Medicare Premium Payment Due? If yes, we are going to help educate you on what the different payment notices mean and how you can pay it. If you receive benefits from Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), or Civil Service your Medicare Part B premium is already deducted from your benefit payment. What if you don’t receive any of these … [Read more...]

Medicare Open Enrollment Period 2015 Ends In 6 Days!

Medicare participants have the opportunity to adjust their plans and coverage in the medicare open enrollment period, which starts every year on October 15th and ends on December 7th 2015. This means you only have 6 days left! The medicare open enrollment period is designed to permit participants to assess their health needs and what they may need for 2016. What can you do in the medicare open … [Read more...]

Tips For Choosing A Medicare Plan

You are now at that age. At 65 you can enroll for medicare for the first time. Your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) starts three months before your 65th birthday, includes your birth month and ends 3 months after your 65th birthday. You have a total of 7 months to enroll in Medicare. But how do you know what medicare plan to choose? Choosing a medicare plan can be a complex and frustrating … [Read more...]

2016 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

We first heard that Medicare Part B premiums were expected to increase in 2016. Then it was released this may not be the case. Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 2016 Medicare Part B premiums. Existing Part B recipients paying for Part B through Social Security = $104.90 (no change in 2016) Existing Part B recipients paying for Part B directly … [Read more...]