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Part D

How to avoid the Part D penalty

Late penalties apply to two Medicare programs: Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D. Sometimes, enrolling late in either of these Parts can lead to penalties — some are even permanent. When it comes to Part D, there is a monthly penalty that can last the entire time you are enrolled in Medicare! Fortunately, there…

Do I have Guaranteed Issue?

Open enrollment vs. Guaranteed Issue

Whether you’ve already decided on a Medicare Supplement Insurance policy or you’re still weighing your options, you need to know when is the right time to purchase your plan. There are a few key things you need to know before it’s time to enroll in Medicare Supplement Insurance. Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Every Medicare recipient…

Annual Enrollment Period research

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 Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, also called the Annual Election Period. AEP is…

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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 IEP to set yourself up for success in the future. Here are 5 things to know: Your IEP is your ideal time to…

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6 Things to Know about Medicare Networks

Networks are often a confusing topic for beneficiaries of any type of insurance. When it comes to Medicare networks, it’s hard to know which Medicare plan types have networks and which don’t. Here are answers to six of the most common questions we receive about networks.  1. What is an HMO? HMO stands for Health…

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