Big Changes Coming to Medicare Part D Plans

Big Changes Coming to Medicare Part D Plans

Inflation Reduction Act limits out-of-pocket drug costs, caps insulin copays, makes vaccines free For the first time in Medicare’s history, the amount of money that beneficiaries in drug plans will have to pay for their prescriptions each year will be capped, thanks...
Medicare plan Annual Notice of Change: What to look for

Medicare plan Annual Notice of Change: What to look for

Over the next few months, you’re probably going to receive a lot of information about Medicare. It’s all meant to help you understand your coverage choices and make informed decisions during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7). There is one piece...
What are Medicare Part B Excess Charges?

What are Medicare Part B Excess Charges?

If you’ve been shopping for Medigap plans, you may have discovered that a couple of them (Plan G and Plan F) cover something called “Part B Excess Charges.” If you’re not sure what excess charges are, you’re not alone. Fortunately, they’re a rather rare occurrence for...
I turn 65 in a few months. When should I sign up for Medicare?

I turn 65 in a few months. When should I sign up for Medicare?

You are eligible for Medicare at age 65, but you may not need to sign up then. The best time to enroll in Medicare depends on whether you or your spouse is still working and you have health insurance from that employer. If you make the wrong decision, you could end up...
Where can I find answers to my Medicare questions?

Where can I find answers to my Medicare questions?

Medicare can be complicated, but several great resources can help you get answers to your Medicare questions — whether you want to know more about costs, coverage, eligibility, enrollment or how to choose supplemental policies. 1. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...