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Did You Know You Can Re-Enroll in a Plan You Accidentally Dis-Enrolled From?

The Annual Enrollment Period ends December 7th, meaning there’s still time to restore your coverage with Viva Medicare if you accidentally switched to another plan, or if you are having buyer’s remorse. Simply cancel your new plan and give us a call before December 31, 2016 and we can help you re-enroll in your old Viva Medicare plan. Continue reading

We’re Hosting a Meeting in Your Neighborhood

There are only a few meetings left until Medicare Annual Enrollment Period ends on Wednesday, December 7th!  This may be your last chance to enroll in a 4 Star plan that has received the highest member satisfaction score of any Medicare Advantage plan in Alabama according to the 2017 Medicare & You Handbook for Alabama. Continue reading

Why the Medicare Star Rating Is Important to You

For the second year in a row, Viva Medicare, has received 4 stars – the highest star rating in Alabama! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rates the relative quality of Medicare Advantage plans, like Viva Medicare, as a way of helping beneficiaries assess the quality of Medicare Advantage plans that they’re considering joining. CMS rates Medicare Advantage plans on a one to five-star scale, with five stars representing the highest quality. Continue reading

Find a Group Enrollment Meeting Near You

October Group Meetings Announced

Mark your calendars. Viva Medicare is hosting a meeting in your neighborhood. Our group meetings are a hassle-free, convenient way for you to receive easy to understand answers to all your Medicare questions. Our licensed Guardian Agents will show you how you may be able to save on your 2017 Medicare expenses. You’ll also learn about Viva Medicare plan options and you can even enroll at a meeting. Click here to find a meeting in your neighborhood or call 1-888-8482 (TTY users call 711).

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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

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Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period Begins October 15th

It’s that time of year again. Your mailbox is probably being bombarded with sales letters and every time you turn on the TV all you see are Medicare commercials. That’s right. It’s Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, which is an important opportunity for you to review your Medicare benefits and make any changes for the upcoming year.

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Biggest Medicare Myths

There are a lot of myths out there regarding Medicare and especially how the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”) affects seniors. Determining what’s fact or fiction can be confusing, especially if you’re getting information from various sources. In order to shed some light onto the topic, here are the Top 5 Medicare myths that prove you have nothing to fret about. Continue reading

What’s new with Medicare?

Health care has been a pretty big story in the news for quite a while, and it’s easy to feel confused about what‘s new with Medicare.  The truth is, for most people on Medicare, not much changed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”). Most of the changes are aimed at the commercial insurance industry. One of the only ACA changes that affects Medicare is that many Medicare Part A benefits that were previously subject to out-of-pocket costs are now “free”. Whether you have Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now. Continue reading

Do You Know What to Look for In a Medicare Advantage Plan?

What to Look for In a Medicare Advantage Plan

Everybody wants great benefits at a great price. When you’re choosing a Medicare plan, make sure you understand the benefits and all of the costs. Read all the information and don’t hesitate to ask plenty of questions. Some of the benefits you want to look for are:

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