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the difference between medicare advantage and medigap

The Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medigap Insurance Plans

Two of the most commonly chosen options for individual Medicare benefits are Medicare Advantage and Medigap insurance plans. Medicare Supplement Insurance (also referred to as Medigap) is purchased to be the secondary payer for Original Medicare (Parts A and B), while Medicare Advantage plans are selected to provide an alternative to Original Medicare. Please note …

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Working Past 65: How Creditable Coverage Impacts Your Medicare Plan

Working Past 65: How Creditable Coverage Impacts Your Medicare Plan

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, around 10,000 people turn 65 years old every day, which potentially makes them eligible for Medicare health insurance benefits. Working past age 65 and delaying retirement can pose a challenge when considering your coverage options and navigating Medicare enrollment. Consulting with a local Medicare insurance agent can help you …

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SEP Notice for Medicare Eligible Enrollees Affected by COVID-19

SEP Notice for Medicare Eligible Enrollees Affected by COVID-19

At Medicare Portal, we continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on Medicare and are working hard to update you on changes as they happen. Recently, Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) changed their previous stance and made a decision to allow for a one-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for those affected by COVID-19. This …

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Choosing Your Medicare Coverage: Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Choosing Your Medicare Coverage: Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Navigating Medicare plan options and selecting the right coverage for your needs can be challenging. If you’re nearing the time when you’re considering your options, it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of what Medicare plans are available, and how benefits and costs can vary. From comparing benefits to weighing coverage options, …

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What 6 things can you change during the Fall Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare?

If you are an existing Medicare beneficiary, here are six things you can change during the Annual Enrollment Period. First, let’s clarify what the Annual Enrollment Period is and why it matters. What is the Annual Enrollment Period? The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) runs annually from October 15th-December 7th and is when Medicare beneficiaries can …

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5 Biggest Mistakes Individuals Should Avoid When Enrolling in Medicare

5 Biggest Mistakes Individuals Should Avoid When Enrolling in Medicare

Turning 65 and becoming eligible for Medicare can sneak up on you quickly, and, if not properly prepared for, enrollment can be confusing.  With enrollment deadlines, potential penalties and numerous coverage options available, understanding the process and products are crucial in making the right decision for your Medicare benefits. Medicare is a complex program, but …

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