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The 2020 Medicare open enrollment period is fast approaching.  It runs from October 15th through December 7th - plan changes will not be effective until January 2021. Our agents are busy training so we can discuss important new plan benefits, costs and features. In insurance speak, this period of time is also referred to as [...]
August 1, 2020

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Medicare currently has approximately 45 million Americans enrolled, with that number climbing by the day. This is a government-backed health insurance program that helps those 65 and older afford health care. However, it does not cover all of your expenses. You'll want to supplement your coverage. Unless you have group or retirement coverage, this means [...]
July 7, 2020

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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When researching Medigap policies, you may want more information on Medicare Supplement Plans K & L. These two unique options are less popular than traditional policies like G & N, but they do offer value. They might be right for some, but not all consumers. It's important to understand what you can expect from these [...]
June 26, 2020

Category: Medicare Supplements

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If you are approaching your Medicare eligibility, you should be aware of the Medicare Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount - IRMAA for short. It applies to higher income earners and results in increased Part B and Part D premiums. These increases might affect your decision to stay on your employer policy. If that's not an option, [...]
May 14, 2020

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Supplements, Retirement Planning

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As of the writing of this post, there are a lot of disruptions in the economy due to the Coronavirus. Many consumers are losing jobs and some are having disruptions in their health insurance coverage. If you're losing your health insurance, you'll want to know your options. We list the most common strategies below for [...]
April 3, 2020

Category: Health Insurance, Medicare Supplements

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We offer AARP United Healthcare Medicare supplement insurance to our clients nationwide. These two companies have partnered together to offer members additional services and benefits. It is required that you (or someone in your household) be an AARP member in order to enroll in a United Healthcare Medicare Supplement. We can help you understand how …

March 15, 2020

Category: Medicare Supplements

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It's the time of year when Medicare announces changes that affect Medicare beneficiaries and the insurance plans they own.  Like most years, the 2020 changes are incremental, but larger than what we saw for 2019.  We will discuss them below and how they will affect your out of pocket exposure. (It's important to note that [...]
November 10, 2019

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Medicare Open Enrollment for 2020 effective dates has begun. This window runs from October 15th through December 7th.  All changes to your Medicare Advantage and/or Prescription Drug Part D coverage will take effect January 1, 2020. Should you miss the Annual Election Period (AEP) open enrollment window, it may not be possible to make changes [...]
October 12, 2019

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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When you're Medicare eligible, you're likely deciding how to best supplement your coverage. Should you choose a Medicare Supplement or a Medicare Advantage plan? A good argument can be made for both, but for the purposes of this article we'll explain why many of our clients choose a traditional Medicare supplement plan. Also referred to [...]
August 7, 2019

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Insurance companies are now offering a new Medigap policy and it’s High Deductible Plan G. This new Medicare supplement will be available for sale starting January 1, 2020. As part of the recently passed MACRA legislation, all plans that cover the Part B deductible will be discontinued for those who are newly eligible for Medicare …

July 12, 2019

Category: Medicare Supplements

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At our independent agency, Medicare supplement Plans F, G and N are the most requested plans by our clients. Their popularity can be explained by the fact that these three plans cover the most important gaps left behind by Medicare. But there are some key differences. Almost all carriers offer all three plans, but there [...]
March 7, 2019

Category: Medicare Supplements

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If you are nearing (or already) eligible for Medicare, you are probably wondering about your Medigap options. We think you should consider Medicare Supplement Plan G as a choice for your supplemental insurance. It's one of the most comprehensive plans available, but it also offers good value when compared to other Medigap plans like F [...]
January 31, 2019

Category: Medicare Supplements

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Many of our clients ask about the free Silver Sneakers gym membership and how to qualify when shopping for supplemental insurance plans. It can save members a lot of money. Some insurance companies offer this valuable benefit, but many do not. And availability will depend on where you live. We help our clients compare the [...]
January 11, 2019

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements

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Today we are going to look at the differences between the most commonly used Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans F, G and N. There is a lot of confusion about Medicare Supplemental Insurance F, G and N options, also called Medigap Insurance. The Hyers and Associates team members work with these plans every day. Some policies …

December 19, 2018

Category: Medicare Supplements, Uncategorized

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 If you are applying for Medicare, you’ll have premiums that need to be paid. There are several different payment options to consider. However, the these options vary depending on what type of Medicare premium you’re covering. The team at Hyers & Associates is available to help you sort through any questions you might have regarding …

November 6, 2018

Category: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Supplements

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