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If you are not sure whether you need to enroll in Medicare every year when the enrollment period is opened, the team at Hyers & Associates is here to help. We’ve detailed information below, however, we also welcome your call anytime. In most cases, you do not need to enroll in Medicare each year. You …

October 18, 2018

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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A, B, C & D. Sounds pretty basic, doesn’t it? Well, when it comes to Medicare parts A, B, C, & D it’s not always as obvious as you might expect. Each letter covers an entirely different part of your healthcare, so let’s break it down and take a look at what each letter covers, how …

October 13, 2018

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Supplements

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Medicare is restoring the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for insurance changes. This enrollment window begins each year on January 1st and goes through March 31st. You will have options if you find yourself in a Medicare plan that does not meet your needs. This window is much different than the Annual Election Period (AEP) that …

August 27, 2018

Category: Medicare Advantage

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Medicare isn’t always that simple, but with a little guidance you can make educated decisions from the beginning. Making good choices is the key to avoiding lifetime monetary penalties, enrollment delays and unnecessary medical underwriting. You can feel confident in your Medicare future by learning a few important items now. Posted below are five critical …

August 5, 2018

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Supplements

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When it comes to Medicare and Medicare Advantages plans, all of them are not equal. And this becomes confusing for seniors who just want the necessary coverage to see doctors and maintain their overall well-being. Each year, the possibilities change and evolve during the open enrollment period. So how do you know what to choose? …

July 5, 2018

Category: Medicare Advantage

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Every year, 4 million Americans turn 65, and many of them are looking forward to retirement. But not many of these retirees planned for their Medicare costs. Planning for Medicare costs in retirement starts early, so you feel confident about health care expenses after retiring. The cost of health care becomes increasingly costly as we …

March 21, 2018

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Supplements

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If you're on Medicare or nearing eligibility, you know this insurance does not cover all of your out of pocket expenses. You can shore-up some gaps with a Medicare Supplement or Advantage plan, but they may not be enough either. This is especially true if you're on a Medicare Advantage policy. These policies have much [...]
March 13, 2018

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Medicare open enrollment is currently underway from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 of this year. This means that if you want to change your coverage or add a supplemental insurance plan, this is the time to do it. All new insurance policies take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. But, before they do, you have some …

November 12, 2017

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Reviewing and understanding your supplemental insurance options can be overwhelming when you are new to Medicare. There are several options to choose from and it’s hard to know which plans with which provider will be most suitable for the long haul. In the following article, we provide tips and advice to help you navigate this somewhat …

February 4, 2016

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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When you’re new to Medicare, there are decisions to make. Most of our clients compare traditional supplements (Plans, F, G, N, etc.) to Advantage plans, but inevitably the questions arises, ‘What is a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan?’ Through the years, we have found there’s a lot confusion about Advantage plans. They are different from supplements – and …

March 19, 2015

Category: Medicare Advantage

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Welcome to Part II of our two-part series regarding the most frequently asked questions our agency encounters about Medicare Supplement insurance policies. In this installment, we discuss the nuances of these plans including: rates, underwriting, making changes and the agent's role. Click Here To Read Part I Med Supp FAQs  → Learning About Medicare Supplement Rates & [...]
February 3, 2015

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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If you're shopping for coverage, you probably have several questions about Medicare supplement insurance plans. We have been working with these policies for many years and answer the most common questions below. This way, you can make decisions that best fit your needs. First: A Little About Medicare What And When Is Open Enrollment For [...]
February 3, 2015

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Our independent insurance agency offers Aetna Medicare insurance policies direct – at no additional cost. You can compare the lowest rates available on all Aetna plans in your state. This includes Medicare Supplements, Advantage plans, Part D Drug coverage, as well as dental, vision and hearing insurance. When purchasing supplemental insurance, it’s important to shop …

May 23, 2013

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Our independent insurance agency (Hyers and Associates) has offered Medicare supplement insurance from Standard Life and Accident Insurance Company for years. We offer this coverage direct to our clients – at no additional cost. Our clients appreciate that they can shop for new or replacement coverage with us direct. And we appreciate their loyalty and …

January 9, 2013

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Every year The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) make changes to the Medicare program.  CMS has posted the numbers for 2013 and there are no alarming changes, but it is important to know what out of pocket expenses to expect going forward. Deductible and coinsurance amounts will increase January 1 and that will …

November 29, 2012

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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