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If you are in the workforce beyond age 65 and covered by your employer’s group health insurance coverage, it is important to be aware of your Medicare insurance options.  There are a few common penalties (both monetary and temporal) that you might face should you miss your enrollment deadlines. Penalties and Medicare enrollment delays can easily be …

September 12, 2012

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements, Retirement Planning

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What are Medicare Select insurance policies? They are traditional Medicare supplement policies (like Plans F, C and N for instance) that require the use of a preferred network of doctors and hospitals for routine care. Medicare Select Plans are sometimes popular as they are less expensive than traditional non-network driven supplemental plans. They are appropriate for …

January 24, 2012

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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The 2011 Medicare open enrollment window is almost upon us. Otherwise known as the Annual Election Period or AEP for short, this period of time can be used by Medicare beneficiaries to switch insurance plans. The dates are a little different this year as the window starts and ends early. AEP will run from October 15, …

September 16, 2011

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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As you approach Medicare eligibility, you’ll be faced with the decision of how to best supplement your government provided Part A and Part B Medicare insurance coverage. You want to know which options and which plan(s) provide the most benefits at the lowest price. There are Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans to choose from, …

March 28, 2011

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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If you will soon be age 65, you'll want to know how to sign up for Medicare Parts A and B with the federal government. You may have questions about supplemental insurance as well. Medicare Parts A & B enrollment is done through the Social Security Administration and can be accomplished in three different ways. [...]
March 17, 2011

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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If you are currently enrolled or soon to be enrolled in Medicare, you usually have just two insurance choices to close/minimize the gaps in this government insurance program: Medicare Supplements or Medicare Advantage plans. It’s a good idea to choose one or the other as Original Medicare has several benefit gaps with open ended expenses. …

January 21, 2011

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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