Medicare Open Enrollment Period and its Impact on Medicare Supplement Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Period and its Impact on Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Enrollment

You may enroll in Medicare Supplement at any time. There are no limitations when you may join, switch or drop the Medigap plan; as long as an insurance company is willing to sell a policy to you. Your insurance application will be subject to medical underwriting (unless you apply for the Medigap Open Enrollment Period or have Medicare Supplement Guaranteed Issue Rights), and the insurance company is free to accept or reject your application. How does the Medicare Open Enrollment Period affect the Medicare Supplement enrollment? Read more…

What are Medicare Changes in 2019?

What are Medicare Changes in 2019?

The post below describes 2019 Medicare changes for Premiums and Costs for Medicare Part A, Part B as well as for Part D.

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Medicare Part A Cost 2019
Medicare Part B Premium and Cost 2019
Medicare Part D Cost 2019
Medicare Part D Premium 2019
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Medicare Part A and Part B Costs
Medicare Part A Cost 2019

Changes for Medicare Part A Cost in 2019 include:

  • Part A premium
    • For individuals with 40 or more quarters of Medicare-covered employment: $0 per month ($0 in 2018)
    • For individuals with 30-39 quarters of Medicare-covered employment: $240 per month ($232 in 2018)
    • For individuals with less than 30 quarters of Medicare-covered employment: $437 per month ($422 in 2018) Read more…

Medicare Open Enrollment Period – 2019

Medicare Open Enrollment Period - 2019

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period 2019 (also known as the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period or AEP) will begin tomorrow. It starts on October 15th and will run through December 7th, 2018. It is the busiest time of year for Medicare clients – the only time you can join, switch or drop Medicare plans. You cannot do it at any other time unless you are entitled to one of the Special Enrollment Periods (SEP). Notice that the Medicare Supplement (Medigap) is an exception to this rule – you may switch Medigap plans at ANY TIME. For PDP 2019 changes, review Medicare Part D for 2019.

Your Medicare Open Enrollment Period 2019 Opportunities

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How to get the peace of mind by using the Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan? – 2019

Medicare Supplement Plans - 2018

UPDATED Mar. 5, 2019.  The new video “How to get the peace of mind by using the Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan?” has been released on our YouTube channel.

Here is the script of this video. Find more on Medicare Supplement (Medigap) from Medicare Supplement Plans Explained.

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Turning 65? 2019 Guide to Medicare Part II: Critical Medicare Decisions you Need to Make

Turning 65? 2018 Guide to Medicare Part II: Critical Medicare Decisions You Need to Make

UPDATED Mar. 3, 2019.  The new video Turning 65? Critical Medicare Decisions you Need to Make has been released on our YouTube channel. It is a Part II of our series “Turning 65? 2019 Guide to Medicare.”

Here is the script of video “Turning 65? 2019 Guide to Medicare Part II: Critical Medicare Decisions you Need to Make.” Find more on which Medicare plan is right for you from Compare Medicare Plans. Read more…

Turning 65? 2019 Guide to Medicare Part I: What is Medicare, When and How to Enroll in it

Turning 65? 2018 Guide to Medicare Part I: What is Medicare, When and How to Enroll in it

UPDATED Mar. 3, 2019.  The new video Turning 65? What is Medicare, When and How to Enroll in it has been released on our YouTube channel.  It is a Part I of our series “Turning 65? 2019 Guide to Medicare.”

Here is the script of this video. Find more on Medicare and how to enroll in it from Turning 65 and Medicare. Read more…