How and When Can You Enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan?

How and When Can You Enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan?

How and When Can You Enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan? After a close consideration of the Medicare Advantage plan, if you are ready to enroll in this type of plan, what do you need to know? First and foremost, you must verify that you are in the Medicare Advantage...
Are Medicare Advantage Plans Right for Me?

Are Medicare Advantage Plans Right for Me?

Hillary Broome, Medicare Solutions Advisor The first advantage-type plan was Medicare+Choice which began in 1997. In 2003, it became the prototype for what we now know as Medicare Advantage. It was not until 2005 that these plans gained an increase in insurer...
What Is A Special Needs Plan?  (Part Two)

What Is A Special Needs Plan? (Part Two)

What Is A Special Needs Plan? (Part Two) In the last Blog, I spoke of Special Needs Plans. Another of the Special Needs Plans is the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP). D-SNPs enroll individuals who are entitled to both Medicare (Title XVIII) and medical...
What Is A Special Needs Plan?

What Is A Special Needs Plan?

A Special Needs Plan (SNP) is a Medicare Advantage (MA) coordinated care plan (CCP) specifically designed to provide targeted care and limit enrollment to special needs individuals.  A special needs individual could be any one of the following: An institutionalized...
Switching Medigap Policies

Switching Medigap Policies

Switching Medigap Policies Why would a client elect to change from the Medigap policy he or she is currently on to another policy? A client may be paying for benefits he or she does not need or he or she may need benefits that their current policy does not provide....
Find Out How to Sign Up for Medicare Part A and Part B

Find Out How to Sign Up for Medicare Part A and Part B

Find Out How to Sign Up for Medicare Part A and Part B Your consideration of the issues in this blog comes after you have decided whether to enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B when you turn age 65 or whether you should delay enrollment in Medicare Part A and Part B....