Medicare Enrollment

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

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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Working Past 65 - Should You Enroll or Delay Enrollment in Medicare?

Working Past 65 – Should You Enroll or Delay Enrollment in Medicare?

Are you choosing to work past age 65? Many people are, and by doing so, there are some important decisions that you will have to make regarding your healthcare coverage.  Determining what your options are when working past 65 is one of the trickier aspects of Medicare enrollment. You might have the option to delay …

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