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As a new Medicare beneficiary, you have important decisions to make about the future of your healthcare.  Unfortunately, understanding the “ins-and-outs” and selecting the right plan can be challenging.

Start by enrolling in our virtual course where you’ll learn the important basics and then for more in-depth information, read through the content of this site and connect with one of our licensed and certified agents in your local area for free assistance.

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      Getting Started

      Answers to common questions such as: When should you enroll?  How and when do you become eligible for Medicare?

      Enrollment Periods

      After your initial enrollment, Medicare allows you to make changes to your coverage at specific times each year. Here are those dates.

      Defining the ABC’s

      Medicare consists of Parts A, B, C, and D.   Step one is to learn the “ABC’s”, how they work, and your options with each part.

      Medicare Part D

      Medicare’s Part D is coverage for your medication needs and is provided by private insurance carriers. We’ll explain exactly how it works.

      Advantage Plans

      Medicare Advantage Plans are provided by private insurance companies and can often save you money.

      Medicare’s “Donut Hole”

      Medicare Advantage Plans are provided by private insurance companies and can often save you money.

      Special Needs Plans

      Medicare Advantage Plans are provided by private insurance companies and can often save you money.

      Supplement Plans

      Insurance sold by private insurance companies to cover Medicare’s gaps.  Also called “MediGap” plans.

      Frequently Asked Questions


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      If you can catch the dementia early in its progression, it becomes easier to safeguard your loved one or take other necessary medical and legal steps.

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      What is a Medicare Special Needs Plan?

      If you are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid and would prefer a plan that is more specifically tailored to your needs, talk to an insurance broker about Special Needs Plans.

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      Pay Attention If You Experience Any of These 10 Symptoms

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      3 Medicare Mistakes to Avoid

      As you evaluate your Medicare plan on an ongoing basis, watch out for these three common mistakes.

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      Use Extra Caution with These Three Medications

      Accidental overdose can happen when a patient takes more than one over-the-counter medication that contains the same ingredient, so be careful about mixing medicines.

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      Are You Stuck with Your Medicare Plan?

      You might be able to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if one of the following circumstances applies to your case.

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      6 Exercise Tips for Those Over Age 65

      We’ve long known that regular cardiovascular exercise is one of the best ways to ward off heart disease, diabetes, and…

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      3 Things to Remember When You Enroll in Medicare

      When you turn 65, and each year thereafter during the Annual Election Period and Open Enrollment, you will enroll in a Medicare plan.

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      The Four Worst Foods for Your Health

      Avoiding these four foods most of the time can make a big difference in your diet and your health.

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