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 […]

Is Medicare a Advantage Good Deal?

Medicare Advantage (MA or Part C), is a popular alternative to traditional Medicare. Since 2010, enrollment increased 71 percent, with as many as one in every three eligible seniors today choosing an Medicare Advantage plan over Original Medicare. Understanding this option is a critical step in managing health care into retirement. Here are some things […]