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Medicare Part C

Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without warning.

What happens when you don’t pay your Medicare premiums?

June 5, 2019 – Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without… Read more

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What should I consider regarding Medicare Advantage plan costs?

May 16, 2019 – Q: What should I consider regarding Medicare Advantage plan costs? A: When considering and comparing Medicare Advantage plans you need to… Read more

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What does Medicare Advantage cost?

May 16, 2019 – Q: What does Medicare Advantage cost? A: Those who enroll in Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage, sold through private insurers) pay… Read more

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What are Medigap plans and how do they work?

May 3, 2019 – 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

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Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare?

May 2, 2019 – Q: Can I switch between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare? A: During the annual open enrollment period (October 15 to December 7)… Read more

Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and signing up on time can help you avoid premium surcharges. But if you’re working at 65, you get a bit more leeway.

Do I need to sign up for Medicare at 65 if I’m still working?

April 24, 2019 – Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and signing up on time can help you avoid premium surcharges. But if you’re working at 65, you get… Read more

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When is the best time to enroll in Medicare?

April 20, 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

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

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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