Monthly Archives: September 2016

Understanding the Different Types of Enrollment Periods

Whether you are turning 65 or are already on Medicare, it’s important to be aware of the different Medicare enrollment periods. That’s right, Medicare enrollment is not a one size fits all solution. Different Medicare enrollment periods affect people in different circumstances. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of enrollment: Continue reading

What Type of Medicare Questions Should I Be Asking?

Whether you are new to Medicare or have some experience receiving Medicare benefits, you may have come across the option of enrolling in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Many people rely on this type of plan to help pay for some of the services not covered by Original Medicare.  However, knowing which questions to ask is critical to finding a plan that fits your needs and your budget. When choosing a plan, consider these questions before making a decision as to which is the best plan for you. Continue reading

What is the Annual Notice of Change?

Kids are back in school, leaves are dazzling us with colorful new hues, and fresh baked pecan pies are sweetening homes all across Alabama. That can only mean one thing: it’s football season! Oh, and  Medicare Advantage plans are beginning to send out their Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) documents. As the name implies, the ANOC highlights the changes made to your current Medicare Advantage plan for the upcoming year. As a Medicare Advantage beneficiary, it’s important to keep an eye out on your mailbox for this information, because it typically gets mailed in September. Continue reading