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What Do I Need To Know For Medicare Open Enrollment?
Posted: February 21, 2021
The first thing you need to know about Medicare open enrollment is the time frame. The window for fall open enrollment begins on October 15 and runs through December 7. Fall open enrollment is also called the annual election period. Any changes you make during this enrollment period become effective on January 1 of the following year. You can enroll in, drop, or switch your...
Medicare Vs. Medicaid: What’s The Difference?
Posted: February 6, 2021
As stated on medicare.gov, Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, certain people with disabilities under the age of 65, and people of any age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) – permanent kidney damage requiring a transplant or dialysis. Medicaid is a joint state and federal program that helps cover medical costs for people with limited income and resources who meet specific...
A Brief History Of Medicare
Posted: January 21, 2021
Americans began receiving Medicare benefits after 1965, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the legislation into law. But the cause actually started with Teddy Roosevelt, who ran for president in 1912 on a platform that included national health insurance. The following is a brief sketch of Medicare events after President Roosevelt. November 19, 1945: President Harry Truman asked Congress to create a national health insurance fund,...
Keeping Up With Medicare Changes
Posted: January 6, 2021
Keeping up with Medicare changes can be a challenge. The entire subject is complicated to begin with, and with the rules change from time to time, it can add more confusion into the mix. One way to stay abreast of Medicare changes is to look online. A Google search can pull up a variety of information from reliable sources. Our experienced agent is also happy...
New Medicare Enrollment: How Do I Find A Participating Doctor?
Posted: December 6, 2020
When you turn 65, you may get Medicare automatically if you are receiving Social Security benefits, or you may need to enroll. You have choices as to how you get your coverage, including Original Medicare or one of the Medicare Advantage Plans, which are offered by Medicare-approved private companies that are required to follow the rules established by Medicare. No matter which option you choose,...