Medicare Costs 2018 The 2018 Medicare costs have finally been posted at www.medicare.gov. So, what’s the damage? The standard Part B premium amount will stay at $134 (or higher depending on your income) in 2018. However, some people who get Social Security benefits will pay less than this amount ($109 on average in 2017; $130
Attained Age vs. Issue Age vs. Community Rated I get this question from time to time. Apparently, several websites, YouTube videos, and forums have some information about this topic that is loosely worded. It seems to lead folks to the conclusion that an Issue Age rated policy is the best. Let’s break them down: Attained-Age
CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design Date 2017-09-14 Title CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design Contact firstname.lastname@example.org CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design Removing Social Security numbers strengthens fraud protections for about 58 million Americans En español Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the public its first look at the newly
Here is a short video tutorial on how to use the Medicare website to search for the right Part D prescription drug plan for your SPECIFIC situation.
It is December 2nd and by now you are all very aware of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). This is the time of year from October 15th to December 7th when you can make changes to Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug plans. You may recall from my past articles that there are
With approximately 10,000 people turning 65 every day in the United States, there is a lot of interest in Medicare. One of the first questions people ask themselves is “Do I need an insurance agent for Medicare?” Medicare does take time to learn, especially for those that do not work with insurance every day. It
In the first four parts of our series, we learned about Original Medicare, Medicare Supplements, and the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. In the fourth and final chapter, we will attempt to demystify Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C plans replace your original Medicare A and B
In the first two parts of our series of articles on Medicare, we learned how original Medicare along with a Medigap plan (AKA Medicare Supplement) can help to reduce or even eliminate your out-of-pocket risk. In part three, we will discuss the Medicare Prescription Drug Program known as Part D. Medicare Part D – the