Fall Open Enrollment for Medicare: What You Need to Know

The Medicare enrollment period for the 2021 year has officially arrived. Between October 15 and December 7, Americans can apply for Medicare or switch their healthcare plans, which will go into effect on January 1, 2021. To help walk you through what this open enrollment period means, and to help you choose a Medicare plan, we've created this short open enrollment guide below. When is the Medicare enrollment period for 2021? The Medicare open enrollment period for the upcoming year begins on Thursday, October 15, and ends Monday, December 7. Those enrolling in Medicare can apply at this time either for new coverage or different coverage policies. This Medicare enrollment period is the only time that enrollees can: Enroll in a stand-alone prescription drug plan, also known as a Medicare Part D [...]

By |2020-10-13T15:16:00-07:00October 13th, 2020|Medicare|0 Comments

A Detailed Guide on Medicare Supplement Plans

There are over 66.7 million beneficiaries of Medicare in the country today. Medicare parts A and part B cover only up to 80% of total medical costs. Private and independent insurers usually cover the gap left through offering Medicare supplement insurance covers -- hence why this insurance is also known as Medigap. Medicare supplement plans are vital in filling the gaps in Original Medicare. Medigap helps pay for certain Medicare deductibles, co-insurance, and co-payment costs. It helps reduce the out-of-pocket medical expenses to little or zero cost. Gaps in Medicare Part A and Part B Medicare Part A covers for in-hospital and hospice services. Some of the gaps within the policy include: Hospital deductibles Co-insurance payments after 60 days stay Hospital services after the 150 days per spell of illness Medicare Part [...]

By |2020-09-15T10:35:33-07:00September 15th, 2020|Medicare|0 Comments

Cancer Costs and Health Insurance Coverage: What Patients Need to Know

No one wants to face the possibility of a scary health condition. But unfortunately, the possibility of a cancer diagnosis is a situation that many Americans face. In fact, one in three women and one in every two men are diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes. And while this medical scenario is one that can impact patients of any age, approximately 87% of all individuals diagnosed with cancer are older than 50. If you've invested in healthcare coverage for many years, you might assume that the majority of any costs related to your cancer diagnosis will be covered by your policy. Even for the 60 million Americans who rely on Medicare for their health insurance coverage will find that their policies come up short. For one thing, 60% of cancer costs are [...]

By |2020-08-17T09:15:24-07:00August 17th, 2020|Medicare|0 Comments

7 Top Benefits of Getting an Independent Medicare Supplement Insurance Agent

For the over 59 million Medicare beneficiaries, there is a lot of pressure to find the right plan that best meets their healthcare needs. Most people end up choosing a separate Medigap Insurance plan to lower out of pocket costs not covered under the Original Medicare cover. With many Medicare supplement plans available, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the options you may have. Independent Medicare Supplement Insurance agents can smoothen the process of finding the program that bridges the gaps in your Original Medicare. Here are seven benefits of working with one. 1. Medigap Expertise The licensed agents are trained professionals with years of experience in handling Medicare enrollments and program operations. Browsing through the different Medigap plan options can be quite confusing. Independent Medicare Supplement Insurance Agents can walk [...]

By |2020-07-15T10:56:05-07:00July 15th, 2020|Medicare|0 Comments

8 Crucial Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Medigap Insurance Plan

You may have heard of how Medicare Supplement (Medigap) fills the gaps in healthcare coverage left by Original Medicare. But you probably didn’t know a few crucial things about it that may affect your coverage and finances. Sold by private insurance companies, including Medicare Supplement plan brokers in NV, Medigap is an excellent health plan that helps you meet the remaining parts of medical expenses that Original Medicare doesn't cover, such as deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. However, before buying it, you should understand its coverage to make the most of it. Here are a few crucial things you should know about Medigap: 1. To enroll in Medigap, you first must have Medicare Part A and Part B. 2. Medicare Supplement plan and Medicare Advantage Plan are not the same. Medicare Supplement, as the name [...]

By |2020-04-24T02:46:50-07:00April 24th, 2020|Medicare|0 Comments

Busting 5 Common Medigap Myths

A Medicare supplement or Medigap insurance plan is a private form of medical insurance that bridges the gaps left by Medicare. These gaps can be health care costs like co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles. Medicare and Medigap can be complex. There are parts and plans that only the most experienced professionals can understand. There are also many myths and misconceptions about these plans. Read on to understand the truth about the 5 common myths about Medicare and Medigap. Myth 1 – Medicare is free for those above 65 years of age This is not true in most cases. The premium for Medicare Part B is typically paid as a deduction from your social security check. If you are not receiving social security, you can pay this quarterly. The amount is based on your [...]

By |2018-03-05T04:57:03-08:00March 5th, 2018|Medicare|0 Comments

Final expense insurance: Why is it important?

Death is inevitable! And after the death of individual comes funeral and burial costs. The immediate family members have to bear these expenses. To ensure their family members don’t face such issues, a lot of individuals choose final expense insurance. Expenses associated with often include embalming, headstone, hearse, and caskets. In some cases, the overall cost can cross 10,000 dollars. In fact, NFDA reported the average was more 8,343 dollars. And this was reported in 2012. You can imagine that price must have increased by now. If you have already purchased final expense insurance, you need not worry about this amount. Nor your family has to worry. Why shouldn’t you leave it on your family members? When a family member dies, the family is already suffering from the loss of a loved [...]

By |2017-12-29T03:12:10-08:00December 29th, 2017|Medicare|0 Comments

Mortgage protection services and why should you purchase it

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest life decisions for every individual. It is also a major commitment from financial point-of-view. To ensure that your family doesn’t suffer financially in case you die or face serious illness, you must choose a mortgage protection service. These plans cover most of some part of the monthly mortgage bill if you are unable to pay it due to one of the many reasons. Who should consider this plan? Well, it is a wise decision for every individual who takes out a mortgage to choose this plan. Usually, the individuals purchase the policy from their mortgage provider. But, it is a wise idea to shop around or consult a specialist for the best policy. What are its benefits? Your family need not worry about how [...]

By |2017-12-06T01:31:18-08:00December 6th, 2017|Medicare|0 Comments

Medicare Supplement Plans – Get Educated

When you are looking for a Medicare Plan that best suits your health needs, you may come across Medicare Supplements, also known as Medigap Plans. Since there are many plans, making an informed choice can be a bit of a challenge. In addition to selecting a plan, you also need to choose a provider. If you are wary of insurance companies and prefer to go directly to the provider in the hope of paying less and avoiding a sales pitch, you may be doing yourself more harm than good.You may have been told by a friend that you need to get an F plan, since it seems to give the most coverage and insurance company agents like to recommend it. The F plan is popular, but it is not the best value [...]

By |2016-12-23T19:14:58-08:00July 18th, 2016|Medicare|0 Comments
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