For most people, the earliest you may start your Medicare is the first day of the month you turn 65. But the information gathering process starts long before that. Your research will likely begin … [Read more...] about Where to Find Medicare Information Meetings in Minnesota
Whether you’re new to Medicare or have been enrolled for years, figuring out when you’re able to enroll or make changes to your plan can be difficult. There is a set timeframe for when you’re first … [Read more...] about What Are Medicare Election Periods?
Diabetes currently affects more than 3.3 million Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare Part D changes, specifically Insulin coverage and related expenses, are about to change. What does this mean for you? … [Read more...] about Insulin Coverage Through Medicare Part D
Medicare plans and options can be difficult to decipher on your own. As deadlines near, the pressure to choose can be overwhelming. Eliminate the stress of Medicare selection and enrollment with the … [Read more...] about How to Find a Medicare Insurance Broker in Minneapolis
Prescription drug costs can be a significant out-of-pocket expense. However, you may be eligible for a government program that helps pay for Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. In this blog, … [Read more...] about What is Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage?
Choosing a Medicare plan isn’t easy. There are an almost endless number of options and it can be confusing to understand your options. When comparing plans, follow these guidelines from Medicare.gov … [Read more...] about What to Consider When Comparing Medicare Plans
Each fall, everyone who is in a Medicare plan will receive an important document in the mail – a Plan Annual Notice of Change. What is a Plan Annual Notice of Change (ANOC)? An ANOC is a Plan … [Read more...] about How to Get Info About Plan Annual Notice of Change in 2020
If you currently have Medicare Part A and are thinking of fully transitioning to Medicare, you may be wondering what you need to do to apply for Medicare Part B. With the current pandemic, there have … [Read more...] about How to Apply Online for Medicare Part B During a Special Enrollment Period
Navigating Medicare on your own is overwhelming and confusing. That’s why many people use the services of a Medicare insurance broker when it’s time for them to sign up for Medicare. What is a … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Medicare Insurance Broker
As you turn 65, if you’re still working you may be able to stay on your employer insurance. For many people in this position, they may not know if it’s better to keep their current insurance or switch … [Read more...] about Is Medicare Better Than Employer Insurance?
If you have Medicare Part D or other drug coverage, drug costs can be a concern. One way to save money on prescription drug costs is to know the difference between preferred and standard drug costs. … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Preferred and Standard Drug Costs?
During these uncertain times, it can be very nerve-wracking not knowing if you can receive care if you need it. Many private practices are closed, but still offering care via the phone, computer and … [Read more...] about How to Use Telehealth Services Through Medicare
One question we are asked consistently is, “What do I have to do if I will continue working past my 65th birthday?” For many Americans, they’re not ready or able to retire at 65 and want to continue … [Read more...] about Do I Have to Sign Up for Medicare if I Don’t Retire at 65?
If you receive Original Medicare coverage, you can travel anywhere within the United States and still be covered. If you travel outside of the United States, your coverage is limited. Here’s what you … [Read more...] about How to Travel With Medicare
What is MyMedicare.gov? MyMedicare.gov is part of the government website for Medicare. Here you can see your personal Medicare statement. This will show you what your current plan and coverage … [Read more...] about How to Set Up MyMedicare.gov
Each year as Medicare changes, it can be hard to separate myth from truth. Your friends’ experiences with Medicare even just five years ago may not be the same as now. To add to the confusion, there’s … [Read more...] about 4 Myths About Medicare, Answered
Did you know that many Medicare plans cover gym or fitness memberships at no additional charge? Staying in shape often remains a priority as one grows in age. Does My Medicare Plan Cover a Fitness … [Read more...] about Does My Medicare Plan Cover a Fitness Membership?
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