The Medicare Alphabet: Understanding the Four Parts of Medicare

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If you’re interested in signing up for Medicare and begin to do research, you’ll likely encounter the following terms: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Each of the parts of Medicare cover different services, so before you sign up, you’ll need to understand your options. When you’re eligible and ready to sign […]

When Am I Eligible for Medicare Part B?

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If you want to sign up for Medicare, it’s important to become familiar with how it works. There are a lot of moving parts, so having foundational knowledge can empower you to make an informed decision about your health choices. Today we’re covering Medicare Part B and when and how you can become eligible. Along […]

So, What’s Covered? Basics of Medicare Part A

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If you’re thinking about signing up for Medicare, navigating how it works might feel confusing. A good place to start is familiarizing yourself with the ABC’s of Medicare. Below, we’ll cover the basics of Medicare Part A. What is Medicare Part A? Medicare Part A is often referred to as hospital insurance, and together with […]

Find Your Diabetes Risk this Diabetes Alert Day

Did you know that in the United States alone, 37.3 million people have diabetes? This amounts to 11.3 percent of the population, and of this total, 8.5 million people are undiagnosed. This is why the American Diabetes Association celebrates American Diabetes Alert Day on the fourth Tuesday in March, which lands on March 22 this […]

Signing up for Medicare with Private Insurance

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Your 65th birthday is around the corner, and you’ve decided you want to sign up for Medicare. If you have health insurance from either your or your spouse’s job, you might be wondering how you can enroll for Medicare, and how Medicare works with employer-sponsored coverage. Here are some important things to consider if you […]

Do I Need to Enroll in Medicare if I’m Still Working?

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You might be wondering whether you need Medicare when turning 65 and still working. The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to delay enrolling in some parts of Medicare. However, delaying signing up for other parts of Medicare as soon as you become eligible can […]

Why We’re Wearing Red on February 4th

The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day. On February 4th, people across the United States will wear all things red and share posts on social media to raise and spread awareness of women’s heart health. This national campaign urges women to learn about their predisposition for heart disease and take proactive steps […]

Turning 65? Do You Know How to Enroll in Medicare?

With your 65th birthday around the corner, you are getting ready to celebrate another year of life. For many people who live in the United States, turning 65 means that you become eligible for Medicare benefits. While some individuals are automatically enrolled in Medicare on this landmark birthday, the vast majority of people aren’t. Medicare […]

What if I Missed the Medicare Enrollment Period?

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During the year there are a few opportunities to enroll, change or drop the Medicare plan you are on. One of those opportunities is during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). AEP runs from October 15th to December 7th. The last day of AEP to make changes to your Medicare plan is December 7th. But […]

Myth vs Fact: Can I Get Medicare if I’ve Never Worked?

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Medicare is available without a monthly premium for individuals who have worked at least 10 years. That begs the question, can I get Medicare if I’ve never worked? This article will explain Medicare eligibility for individuals that have never worked. What Is Medicare? For over 50 years, Medicare has been helping adults over 65 and […]