Should You Buy Medicare Supplemental Insurance

If you have Medicare, are your insurance needs covered, or do you need a Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap) policy? The answer to that question may surprise you. As we’ll learn today, Medicare doesn’t cover everything, and so it’s actually a very good idea to look into a Medicare Supplemental Insurance, or Medigap, policy. What [...]

By |2019-08-11T08:28:21-07:00July 30th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

Types of Medicare Supplemental Insurance

Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans, or Medigap plans, are insurance plans sold by private companies to help cover gaps in care left by Original Medicare. Today, let’s talk about the different types of Medigap plans and see if we can find one that might be right for you. What Medigap Plans Do What all Medigap [...]

By |2019-07-30T20:09:00-07:00July 30th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

Medicare Insurance: Questions & Answers

If you’re enrolling in a Medicare plan and looking into Medicare Supplemental Insurance, you probably have some questions. It’s quite natural to have questions and look for answers about Medicare Insurance and Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap), and today we’ll look at some of the more common ones and try to demystify them. What is [...]

By |2019-07-30T20:08:59-07:00July 30th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

Medicare Supplemental Plans and Open Enrollment

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans, also referred to as Medigap plans, are an excellent way to help plug gaps in your coverage after your Medicare benefits pay out. There are different types of Medigap plans, but all are provided by private companies, and you can sign up for them after you sign up for Medicare during [...]

By |2019-07-30T20:08:55-07:00July 30th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

Medicare Birthday Rule: How It Helps

Have you ever wanted to change your Medicare supplemental (Medigap) plan? If you live in Oregon, you’re in luck: the “Birthday Rule” has you covered. There are a number of ways in which the Birthday Rule can help you, depending on what your needs are, what plan you currently have, and what the other [...]

By |2019-05-21T12:01:28-07:00May 19th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

Medicare Advantage Plans: Points to Consider

If you’re eligible for Medicare or soon will be, you may have heard of, and wondered about, Medicare Advantage plans. What is a Medicare Advantage plan? Can you get one? Perhaps most importantly, should you – why might you want one of these plans? We’ll try to answer all of these questions today and [...]

By |2019-05-11T10:46:17-07:00May 11th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

Medicare Supplemental Insurance: Is It Right For You?

If you are enrolled in original Medicare or expecting to enroll soon, you may have heard about Medicare Supplement Insurance policies, also referred to as Medigap policies. Let’s discuss these policies and see if they’re worth the additional premiums. The first thing to understand about Medigap policies is that they are sold by private [...]

By |2019-03-24T10:19:32-07:00March 24th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

Turning 65? Know if you Must Enroll in Medicare

If you’re turning 65, you’ve probably given some thought to Medicare and wondered if you need to enroll. Here are a few things to know that will help you figure out if you need to enroll. Eligibility for Medicare starts at 65, although enrollment will begin three months prior to your 65th birthday and [...]

By |2019-03-24T10:20:06-07:00March 18th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

Important Medicare Facts and How to Apply

Health care and insurance have been hot topics over the past couple of years, and the sheer volume of information out there can be overwhelming. There are countless Medicare facts, opinions, acronyms, and regulations that it can make the average person feel pretty lost. And if you are about to turn 65 or have [...]

By |2019-03-24T10:19:08-07:00August 21st, 2018|Medicare|Comments Off on Important Medicare Facts and How to Apply

Medicare 101 – Part D: “D is for Drug”

Part D of Medicare is prescription drug coverage. This information was covered in Jeff Tomlin's free presentation at Lane Community College: Medicare 101 - The A, B, C & D's. Please enjoy a brief summary and video of this portion of the course. The A, B, C, and D ' s of Medicare are [...]

By |2019-03-24T10:23:12-07:00June 22nd, 2018|Medicare|Comments Off on Medicare 101 – Part D: “D is for Drug”