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Learn the Fundamentals of Medicare Today!

At Medicare Portal, we’ve developed free virtual educational webinars for the most requested topics that we receive from beneficiaries, financial advisors, assisted living facilities and human resources. To better assist you in your transition into Medicare, we welcome you to our Medicare Basics webinar: What will you learn at the Medicare Basics webinar? Participants will learn exactly what they need to know about enrolling in Medicare, covering topics that include: Important eligibility information Medicare benefits

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Medicare Education From The Comfort of Your Home

At Medicare Portal, we’ve developed free virtual educational webinars for the most requested topics that we receive from beneficiaries, financial advisors, assisted living facilities and human resource departments. To better assist you in your transition into Medicare, we welcome you to our educational events: Medicare Basics Covers the five most frequently asked questions: What is Medicare? When and how do you enroll? Are you eligible and how to avoid gaps in coverage and late enrollment

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Enrolling in Medicare Part B: Planning for Medicare if You Worked Past 65

You likely became eligible to receive Medicare benefits when you turned 65, but opted to delay your enrollment in Part B in favor of maintaining your creditable coverage while you continued working. As you approach retirement, it’s time to learn how to receive your Medicare Part B benefits and enroll properly. To ensure you don’t have any gaps in health coverage or incur any late enrollment penalties, let’s walk you through the ways to sign

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What You Need to Know About The Medicare General Enrollment Period

When Medicare considers you first eligible for Medicare benefits, it’s important to sign up during the applicable enrollment period to avoid penalties and coverage gaps. For most beneficiaries, the Initial Enrollment Period is often the first time to enroll in Medicare, other than being eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. The Initial Enrollment Period, or IEP, covers the seven month period beginning three months before and ending three months after your 65th birthday. It is

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Your Prescription Drugs, Medicare and Creditable Coverage

Studies show that prescription drug utilization seems to increase as we age. Thus, managing your prescription drug benefits and needs is an important annual task. Medicare tracks your employer prescription drug benefits and will provide you an annual update on the credibility of your plan. Every October your plan or employer will send you an update on if or if not your plan is creditable. If your plan is deemed not creditable, or you are

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Glossary of Common Medicare Terms

If you recently turned 65, you’re most likely eligible for Medicare coverage. Now is the time to gain a full understanding of this federal program so you can choose health coverage that suits your needs. Before diving into learning about Medicare, let’s first identify and define common terms that you’ll want to become familiar with, such as specific types of coverage, enrollment periods and other common Medicare terms. Parts of Medicare and Basic Terms Medicare

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