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New Medicare Changes in Your Mailbox

Not a month goes by that I don’t have someone handing me a copy of their Medicare Summary Notice and asking me to help them decipher what it says.  Needless to say, it is long, complicated and confusing.  Often, the question I get is “Do I owe them any...

Medicare Recipients: Potential Drug Savings for Part D Plan Members

Medicare has a program called “Extra Help” that can be a big savings for those who qualify.  Medicare officials are estimating that approximately two million people qualify but have not applied.  In order to get the benefit, one must apply.  If eligible, the...

Physical Exam or Wellness Visit? Know the Difference

As a Geriatric Care Manager and Elder Care Consultant, I am often asked to help sort through the details of Medicare coverage.  There are so many things to know and to understand:  Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Part D for prescription coverage. ...

I Will Be Turning 65 Soon. When Should I Enroll in Medicare?

When to enroll in Medicare depends on your individual circumstances. The Initial Enrollment Period U.S. citizens or legal residents who are turning 65 are entitled to a first enrollment period that lasts from three months before turning 65, to three months after...