Prescription costs and coverage is a huge concern for many people. As you approach Medicare eligibility, it’s important to understand your drug coverage options so that you can choose the best plan … [Read more...] about What is My Prescription Deductible with Medicare?
The cold and snowy Minnesota months are upon us, so it’s time to start looking for a sunny and warm place to vacation. Before you travel abroad, be sure to read this information about Medicare … [Read more...] about Traveling Abroad with Medicare
Are you intimidated when you hear the phrase “sign-up for Medicare?” You don’t have to feel overwhelmed by this process! Check out our guide that covers how to sign-up for Medicare online. How Do I … [Read more...] about How to Sign-Up for Medicare Online
What is Creditable Coverage for Medicare? When talking about Creditable Coverage for Medicare it is usually referring to Prescription Drug coverage. What is meant by creditable coverage is that your … [Read more...] about What is Creditable Coverage for Medicare?
Are you wanting to switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan? Or are you wanting to switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan? We’ve rounded up a list … [Read more...] about How to Sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan
What is an Insurance Broker? An insurance broker matches you with the insurance that fits your needs. The insurance broker will find the best coverage based on your budget and will make … [Read more...] about What is an Insurance Broker and Why Would I Use One?
Medicare can be confusing, so it’s normal to have many questions about Medicare plans, the Annual Election Period, and more. Here’s where you can get helpful Medicare information in Minnesota. Where … [Read more...] about Where to Get Medicare Information in Minnesota
The Annual Election Period (AEP), also called as Open Enrollment, begins October 15. This is the time of the year when you can sign up for Medicare or switch to a new plan. Before the season begins, … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know Before Annual Election Period (AEP) Starts
Are you currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan or are you thinking of switching to a Medicare Advantage Plan? Here are the top questions we receive about Medicare Advantage Plans, and what … [Read more...] about Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare Advantage Plans
There are a lot of questions regarding Medicare and its parts. Is Medicare Part D optional? What does Medicare Part D cover? If you have any of these questions concerning Medicare Part D prescription … [Read more...] about What is Medicare Part D and What Does is Cover?
Have you heard about a Plan Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) but don’t know exactly what it is or what you need to know about it? We are here to help you understand more about the ANOC that your … [Read more...] about What is an ANOC and What Do I Need to Know About It?
Signing up for Medicare is confusing and hard to navigate on your own. Our how-to guide details the steps involved and information needed to sign up for Medicare. Know When You Can Sign-Up … [Read more...] about How to Sign-Up for Medicare
Did you know that Medicare Part A covers inpatient care, skilled nursing facility care, inpatient care in a skilled nursing facility (not custodial or long-term care), hospice care, and home health … [Read more...] about What is Medicare Part A and What Does it Cover?
If you’ve spent any time researching Medicare, you’ve probably seen phrases like “Part A” and “Part B.” Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital coverage, and Part B is the preventative care that … [Read more...] about Medicare Part B: What Does it Cover?
Being proactive about your health is an important way to be empowered about your health. Annual screenings at your yearly doctor’s appointment can help ensure you’re informed about your body and … [Read more...] about What Screening Services Are Covered by Medicare?
Did you know that Medicare plans like Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement Plans, and Medicare Cost offer gym memberships and fitness programs? These beneficial programs help with improving your … [Read more...] about Does Medicare Cover a Gym Membership?
It’s scary when you hear about a friend or family member who has dealt with identity theft or fraud, but we are here to ease your mind with these 5 steps to master your medicare and prevent medicare … [Read more...] about Master Your Medicare With These 5 Tips
Are you wondering if Medicare will pay for nursing facility care? We are here to clear up any confusion and explain what requirements must be passed in order to receive nursing care cost assistance … [Read more...] about Does Medicare Cover Nursing Facilities?
Are you wanting to avoid unnecessary medication expenses? In order to do that, it’s important to know which medication plan is the one for you. There are differences between a Part D medication plan … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Part B and Part D Medication Plans?
Do you want to make changes to your current Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug plan? During the Annual Election Period, you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare … [Read more...] about How to Change Your Medicare Plan During the Annual Election Period
Are you looking for a Medicare Plan to fit your specific needs but don’t know what important factors you need to consider? Keep these factors in mind while choosing a Medicare plan. Medicare Plan … [Read more...] about What to Look For When Choosing a Medicare Plan
When choosing a Medicare plan, one important attribute to consider is a “Star Rating.” The overall Star Rating gives a ranking of the Medicare plan’s quality and performance for the types of services … [Read more...] about Star Ratings and Why They Are Important
Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us: Twin City Underwriters (TCU) just celebrated their 50th anniversary helping people make Medicare decisions. Who We Are We are an independent agency who … [Read more...] about Twin City Underwriters Turns 50!
It’s important to be prepared when you are getting ready for an international trip so that you can relax and enjoy your vacation. Besides remembering to grab your passport and pack extra socks, it’s … [Read more...] about Traveling Internationally with Medicare
For many Medicare-eligible retirees, traveling is the dream. When it comes to Medicare and traveling it is prudent to know where you stand. Traveling Domestically Let’s talk about the good news … [Read more...] about How to Travel With Medicare