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
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
Social Security effects virtually everyone. You’re either old enough to collect it or you’ve been paying for it your entire working life. But how much do you know about Social Security and how it effects you? Understanding Social Security becomes even more important as you approach retirement age – even if you don’t plan on retiring. Continue reading
Joining Medicare is an exciting milestone to reach in one’s life. It’s something you’ve been paying into ever since you started working and now it’s time to reap the rewards of turning 65. Like most people, you’re probably wondering what you need to do in order to get your Medicare card. Here’s what’s going to happen: Around three months prior to your 65th birthday you will receive a package in the mail from the Social Security office describing your Medicare coverage. This package includes a handy little book that explains some of the benefits and guidelines about Medicare.