Posts by Jackie Holl
What is Medicare Supplement Insurance?
Original Medicare doesn’t cover all of the health care services that you may need. In order to stay healthy and avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs, you may want to consider Medicare Supplement Insurance. Read on to learn more about Medicare Supplement Insurance, including how it works, what it covers, and the recommended time to enroll. What…Read More
A simplified guide to Medicare Advantage plans and enrollment
If you’ve been shopping for Medicare plans, you’ve probably heard about Medicare Advantage plans. You might have questions about what these plans are and how they’re different from other Medicare plans. This guide will help you understand what Medicare Advantage plans offer and how you can enroll. We’ll also answer questions about how to manage…Read More
When can you get Medicare?
As you enter your mid-sixties, you’ll notice a change. Mail will start to arrive, emails will hit your inbox, and your internet ads will start to be about the same topic: Medicare. While you’re likely familiar with the generalities of Medicare, you probably don’t know the deep details (and no one will blame you for…Read More
Does Medicare Cover Prescriptions?
Prescription drugs are an integral part of health care. If you don’t have insurance coverage for them, they can also end up being the most expensive. If you’re on Medicare, you might be wondering how your prescriptions are covered by the plan. This guide will walk you through which prescriptions are covered by which parts…Read More
Is Medicare mandatory?
If you’re in your early 60s, you’re probably starting to hear a lot about signing up for Medicare. You might be wondering if Medicare is required, and you might have questions about your options. This guide will help you understand if Medicare is required for you. We’ll cover situations where it is strictly required and…Read More
Does Medicare cover dental?
Medicare insurance plans can be confusing, especially if you’re trying to figure out what’s covered. Unfortunately, Original Medicare does not include dental coverage. However, there are some auxiliary Medicare coverage options for dental. Knowing the options available in your area will help you make informed decisions about your health care and budget. Original Medicare Original…Read More
Understanding the ANOC (Annual Notice of Change)
Each year in September, anyone enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) or Prescription Drug (Part D) plan receives an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC). While you may be tempted to toss it with your other junk mail, this is an important piece of information you should review. The ANOC is sent by your insurance…Read More
Annual Enrollment Period Basics
There are various Medicare enrollment periods throughout the year. Let’s go over the basics of the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), the changes you can make during this time, and where to get help if you have questions. What is Medicare AEP? AEP is the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period is also…Read More
5 Things to know about the Medicare Initial Enrollment Period
The Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) for Medicare is essential to starting your Medicare coverage on the right foot. Whether or not you plan to retire at 65, it’s important to know about your IEP to set yourself up for success in the future. Here are 5 things to know: IEP is your ideal time to…Read More
6 Things to Know about Medicare Networks
Networks are often a confusing topic for beneficiaries of any type of insurance. Here are answers to six of the most common questions we receive about networks. 1. What is an HMO? HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization. This network type is limited. If you visit a doctor, health care provider, or hospital outside of…Read More