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How to Select a Medicare Advantage Plan in Your Area

If you’re among the 17.8% of the United States population who are covered by Medicare, you may decide to receive your Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage, also called Medicare Part C, allows you to obtain your Original Medicare benefits (Part A and Part B) and additional benefits through a Medicare-approved private insurance company. Although this is beneficial, how do you select a suitable Medicare Advantage plan in your area from the

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How to Sign Up for Medicare and Where to Find Enrollment Assistance

Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program for Americans who are 65 years or older, and certain younger individuals with qualifying disabilities, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). There are different methods of signing up for Medicare and finding enrollment assistance, including seeking the assistance of a local Medicare insurance agent. The Medicare enrollment period that applies to you depends on the circumstances under which you enroll and when you become eligible.

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Who Can Help Me Choose a Medicare Plan?

Are you finding it burdensome to wrap your head around the Medicare plan options available to you and deciding on which plan to choose? You’re not alone in this – each day 10,000 people turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare benefits. It can be hard to know the most important considerations that guide Medicare coverage choices. However, you can contact a local Medicare insurance agent to help you understand your options and enroll in

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Benefits of Working with a Local Medicare Insurance Agent

Whether you’re selecting a Medicare plan, trying to determine your Medicare eligibility and when to enroll, or wondering whether to consult with a Medicare insurance agent, it can all seem a bit overwhelming. The good news is that even though dealing with Medicare plans, rules and regulations appears complex at first, there are resources at your disposal to make things easier. One resource readily available to provide help at no cost to you is a

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Good News for Medicare Beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease

Are you one of the almost 500,000 Medicare beneficiaries affected by End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure? An ESRD diagnosis triggers Medicare eligibility, regardless of a person’s age, however Original Medicare carries potentially high out-of-pocket costs (20% coinsurance for Part B services, including dialysis). Thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in 2016, individuals with ESRD can now consider a Medicare Advantage plan as an alternative to their current

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What to Consider When Working with a Medicare Supplement Insurance Agent

Working with a Medicare supplement insurance agent offers a number of benefits as you navigate the often complex considerations of enrolling or changing your Medicare plan. Not only does the right agent help you understand different Medicare plans’ terms and coverage, but they can also lend a helping hand in regard to understanding enrollment periods and potential penalties for missed enrollment dates and more. Here are a few things you should consider when you’re looking

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