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Medicare And Your Aging Parents

Medicare and Your Aging Parents

For many aging adults, it is easy to say, “I’ve paid taxes all my life, now it’s time for me to retire and let the government send me a check.” While this may be a nice theory, reality isn’t so easy.

For many adults, caring for aging parents can be a stressful and expensive burden. While you have your own family, work, and responsibilities to worry about, you may be asked to help navigate the waters of Medicare to ensure your parents receive the care they need. For this reason, it’s

Medicare And Health Insurance What Is Covered

Medicare and Health Insurance: What is Covered

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people aged 65 or older. The purpose of Medicare is to provide a low-cost option for health insurance to those retirees who are no longer covered under an employer’s insurance plan. The Social Security Administration handles Medicare health insurance eligibility and enrollment.

Medicare covers a wide range of medical necessities including hospital stays, routine exams, medications, etc. However, it does not cover everything. Long-term care services, private nursing care, dental and vision care and cosmetic surgery are just a few of

What Happens If You Miss Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Deadline

What Happens If You Miss Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Deadline?

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) comes around only once a year. This is the one chance a year that seniors can enroll or change their prescription drug coverage. The Annual Enrollment Period lasts about two months, but what happens if you miss it? Changing your Part C or D coverage outside of AEP is difficult, but it is not impossible.

1. Medicare Supplement (MediGap) Enrollment

MediGap plans may have a separate enrollment period in some states. These open enrollments allow you to update or change your MediGap health

When Can I Join a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan

When Can I Join a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?

Once you sign up for Medicare, you don’t have to sign up each year, but you can make changes to your current plan. A prescription drug plan is one of the most important changes that you may make to your current Medicare plan. It is important to understand when you can sign up or change these plans so you can plan ahead and get the coverage you need.

When you decide how to get your Medicare coverage, you might choose a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) and/or Medicare prescription

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period Explained

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period Explained

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period is commonly referred to as MADP. This is the time when those who are enrolled in the Medicare Advantage plan have the option to switch back to original Medicare. This period (MADP) is only six weeks long. It typically begins at the beginning of the year and runs through Valentine’s Day.

Switching from Medicare Advantage

This time period (MADP) is designed specifically for those who want to switch from Medicare Advantage to original Medicare. It is not designed for any other changes to your