The annual signup period for Medicare ends on December 7th, just four days from today. Called the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, this chance to change your coverage if you already have Medicare only comes around once a year.  And for most Medicare members — particularly those with Original Medicare — it’s the only chance each… Continue Reading ›

Medicare Open Enrollment started today. And if you’ve already got a Medicare plan, then you may know that this is your one guaranteed chance each year to make changes to your health insurance for the coming year. If you didn’t, you do now. There are several enrollment periods for Medicare, from the initial window when… Continue Reading ›

We’re a week away from Medicare Open Enrollment, the one time during the year that everyone with a current Medicare plan can make changes to their coverage for the next year. If you need a refresher on what you can do during open enrollment, head over to our recent post on that subject for a… Continue Reading ›

Every year, Medicare enrollees get a chance to change their coverage for the upcoming year. It’s a period of time called the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, or OEP for short. There are lots of enrollment periods in Medicare, including your initial window for signing up and a separate enrollment period for Medicare Advantage members. But… Continue Reading ›

With fall right around the corner and Medicare Open Enrollment on the not-so-distant horizon, it’s time to take another look at your health insurance for 2021. If you’re new to Medicare this year, then you might be wondering how to make the most of your health insurance options.  Should you stick with Original Medicare or… Continue Reading ›

If you have TRICARE benefits and you’re turning 65 soon, you might be wondering how your current coverage works with Medicare. Are they compatible? Who pays first? And what about Medicare Advantage? You might also get stacks of mailers as your 65th birthday approaches, trying to sell you on the idea of Medicare Advantage. These… Continue Reading ›

If you have Medicare, then you probably know that open enrollment happens in the fall because you’re inundated with advertisements for Medicare Advantage plans. But you might also have started seeing ads in the last few weeks about a separate enrollment period. It’s called the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, a relatively new addition to… Continue Reading ›

Medicare is considered an entitlement because most Americans get Medicare part A (the part that covers hospitalization) for free when they turn 65 years old. Medicare part B (the part that covers doctor visits) is usually a companion of part A, but seniors pay a monthly premium for their Medicare part B. Medicare part D… Continue Reading ›