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Medicare Part C

Medicare open enrollment

When is Medicare Open Enrollment?

April 19, 2019 – Q: When is Medicare Open Enrollment? A: You can sign up for Medicare as soon as you become eligible, regardless of what month it is. But… Read more

best time to enroll in Medicare

When is the best time to enroll in Medicare?

April 18, 2019 – Q: When is the best time to enroll in Medicare? A: The best time to enroll is during the open enrollment window around your 65th birthday… Read more

change Medicare coverage plan

Can I still make changes to my Medicare coverage for 2019?

January 3, 2019 – For 2019 coverage, open enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D ended on December 7, 2018, but for people who are on Medicare… Read more

Medicare Advantage vs Medigap open enrollment

Does all Medicare private coverage have open enrollment periods?

September 14, 2018 – Q: Does all Medicare private coverage have open enrollment periods? A: No, they don't – and it's important to know the difference… Read more

switch plans Medicare Original Advantage

Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare?

August 26, 2018 – Q: Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare? A: Between January 1 and February 14 each year, if you are enrolled in a… Read more

What does Medicare Advantage cost?

May 29, 2018 – Q: What does Medicare Advantage cost? A: Those who enroll in Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage, sold through private insurers) pay… Read more

how Medigap works

What are Medigap plans and how do they work?

March 28, 2018 – Q: What are Medigap plans and how do they work? A: Medigap plans are Medicare supplement insurance plans, and are sold by private insurance… Read more

Medicare Advantage plan costs

What should I consider regarding Medicare Advantage plan costs?

February 26, 2018 – Q: What should I consider regarding Medicare Advantage plan costs? A: When considering and comparing Medicare Advantage plans you need to… Read more

how is Medicare funded

How is Medicare funded?

September 14, 2014 – Q: How is Medicare funded? A: Medicare Part A is funded primarily by payroll taxes, which end up in the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.… Read more

Medicare cover dental care

Does Medicare cover dental care expenses?

September 13, 2014 – Q: Does Medicare cover dental care expenses? A: Except in rare cases, Medicare Part A and Part B will not cover dental care, nor do they… Read more