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Are you prepared for Medicare open enrollment?

Posted on November 3, 2016

Medicare’s annual open enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. During this period, Medicare beneficiaries are free to select new plans. The experts who track annual changes in Medicare know that the terms and costs of plans change so much each year that millions of beneficiaries could save money in 2017 and improve their health coverage by picking new plans. Millions of beneficiaries could save money in 2017 and improve their health coverage by picking new plans. They also know that if as many as one in... Read More

How to save big on Medicare? Know when to sign up!

Posted on August 4, 2016

Enrolling in Medicare can be stressful and confusing, but delay signing up and it can also set you back a bundle. Late enrollment penalties can hike a monthly premium by 10 percent or more – for the rest of your life. More than 750,000 Medicare beneficiaries have made that mistake, boosting their Part B premiums, on average, by 30 percent, or an extra $440 a year. The problem is getting worse, too. With more people working past their 65th birthday and still getting health care coverage through their employers, they may not... Read More

Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

Posted on May 5, 2016

Enrolling for Medicare for the first time is a milestone in your life, and most retirees come to rely on the healthcare coverage that Medicare provides. Before your 65th birthday approaches, however, it makes sense to do some planning to make sure that you’ll be ready for Medicare when the time comes. Below, we’ll look at some of the things you ought to know before you enroll in Medicare. What types of Medicare coverage are available? When you become eligible, you’ll have several different types of enrollment options you can... Read More