Did you know that within the first 12 months of getting part B of Medicare, you get a free “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit with your primary care provider? You do! Each year thereafter, … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Annual Wellness Visit
When you start Medicare, it’s helpful to know exactly how to use your new Medicare card. Where should you keep it, when do you show it, and how do you keep it safe? We’ll cover all of this and more … [Read more...] about What to Know About Your Medicare Card
Regular health screenings are one of the best ways to prevent disease and identify potential risk factors. Because of this, Medicare plans generally cover all basic screenings – and even some that are … [Read more...] about Does Medicare Cover Basic Screenings?
When you’re newly eligible for Medicare, the options can be overwhelming. What’s the difference between Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Part D and Medigap? How do I know if I need a Medicare … [Read more...] about How to Know If You Need a Medicare Advantage Plan
When comparing Medicare Part D plans, it’s important to consider all the details. Medicare prescription deductibles are one of the factors that will impact the overall cost of your plan. Here’s what … [Read more...] about Medicare Prescription Deductibles: What You Need to Know
What are Medicare Star Ratings? Medicare star ratings rank Medicare plans from 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest. Any plan that has lower than 3 stars for three years in a row will be flagged as … [Read more...] about Do Medicare Star Ratings Matter?
When you’re enrolling in Medicare or choosing a new Medicare plan, it’s important to understand the options and process. However, we know that Medicare can be confusing! To make it easier, we’re … [Read more...] about 7 Medicare Facts You May Not Know
There are many health care services that are not covered by Original Medicare. These include vision and preventative dental care, hearing aids, and prescription drug costs, among others. If you need … [Read more...] about Does Your Medicare Advantage Plan Offer Extra Benefits?
The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) runs from October 15 to December 7. This is when you can join a new Medicare plan or make changes to an existing plan. Unless you experience a qualifying … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to Review Your Medicare Plan Information
What qualifies as durable medical equipment? What type of durable medical equipment (DME) is covered by Medicare? How much will DME cost me? These are questions you might have when figuring out which … [Read more...] about Understanding Coverage for Durable Medical Equipment
The 2022 Annual Election Period, or AEP, runs from October 15 and December 7. During AEP, Medicare recipients can change their Medicare and prescription drug plans for the following year. Even if … [Read more...] about The 2022 Annual Election Period is Coming Up!
A Plan Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) isn’t as intimidating as it seems. If you already have a Medicare plan, you will receive an Annual Notice of Change each fall. Your ANOC will have … [Read more...] about Why You Should Schedule an ANOC Meeting
Today, we’ll discuss Original Medicare in-depth. This will help you understand what it is, what type of coverage it includes, the cost of the plan, and if it fits your needs. What is Original … [Read more...] about Will Original Medicare Meet My Coverage Needs?
Whether you’re new to Medicare or have been covered by Medicare for years, it can be confusing to sort through the options and choose a plan that meets your needs. The Twin City Underwriters’ … [Read more...] about The SurePlan® Medicare System Makes Medicare Decisions Easy