Medicare Readiness Checklist

9 to 12 months before you turn 65 Confirm that you are eligible to receive Medicare benefits by calling the Social Security Administration at 800.772.1213. Review your current health insurance policy to find out what happens with that coverage when you turn 65. Research options for coverage to help protect yourself from costs not included in Medicare […]

When Can I Enroll In a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Now that you’ve decided to join Medicare Advantage (Part C) as a way to receive your Medicare benefits, you may be wondering when you can enroll. Medicare only allows you to join, switch, or make changes to Part C at very specific times—when you first get Medicare and during yearly enrollment periods. It’s important to […]

What is a Medicare Benefit Period?

If you’ve ever insured a home or vehicle, you’re probably familiar with an insurance deductible. Typically, you pay your deductible once at the beginning of your plan year. With health insurance for example, you pay for your health care costs until you reach the deductible, and then your health insurance provider pays for any additional […]