When to Apply for Medicare

When to apply for Medicare, Knowing when to apply for Medicare can be a confusing topic for many beneficiaries. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about when and if to apply for the different types of Medicare. Who needs to apply for Medicare? You may not need to sign up for Original Medicare, […]

Initial Enrollment – IEP

Enroll at the right time. Your Initial Enrollment Period ( IEP) is your first chance to enroll in Medicare. Your IEP is seven months long and includes the three months before you turn 65 , your birthday month and three months after your birthday. If you enroll before the month you turn 65, your coverage […]

Medicare Basics

There are two main ways to get Medicare coverage: 1) You can choose Original Medicare ( Parts A and B), which is provided by the federal government . Original Medicare includes Part A for Hospital stays and Part B for Doctor visits, or you can choose a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan from a private insurance company […]

Medicare Choices

Medicare is not a “one size fits all” . It is important to understand the basics so you can choose wisely. Your choices include: 1) Original Medicare , which includes hospital stays (Part A) and doctor visits (Part B) 2) Original Medicare with a stand-alone prescription drug plan drug plan (Part D) and /or a […]