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your spouse) have creditable coverage.
Creditable coveragefrom your employer means that your insurance is at least as good as what Medicare provides. If you are over 65 and without creditable coverage, then you need to sign up for Medicare.
Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). Your IEP is a 7-month window unique to your birthday. It begins three months before you turn 65 and ends three months after your birthday. The date your Medicare plan begins depends on when you sign up, but as a rule of thumb, the earlier, the better.
Special Enrollment Period qualifying events.
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winter with only a hat and scarf. Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage plans act as your coat, offering the proper amount of coverage. There are numerous plans to choose from between Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage. Our licensed Medicare advisors at Fair Square can help you narrow down your options.
one is fee-based, and the other is value-based. Medicare Supplement and Original Medicare, are value-based. Meaning, providers (such as doctors and hospitals) are reimbursed by Medicare for each service they perform. Medicare actually has a list of how much they'll reimburse for each medical procedure that could possibly be administered to you.
prescription drug priceswork on Medicare?
donut hole, and catastrophic coverage, go into effect after you pay your deductible.
chat with one of our Medicare agentsfor a free consultation about what you value and how a Medicare plan fits into your life. Give us a call at 888-376-2028.
Medicare Advantage plans are not inherently bad, they are frequently misunderstood, though. One reason to consider a Medicare Advantage plan is if your vision or dental costs are significant, so you might be able to save more on a plan that offers these extra benefits not included in Medicare Supplement plans.
the costs of Medicare can pile up.If you are on a Medicare Advantage plan, you have an out-of-pocket maximum per year which puts a cap on your spending. One of the reasons we love Medicare Supplement Plan G is that your out-of-pocket costs are limited to the annual Part B deductible of $226 (for 2023).
heregoes into great detail about the different plan letters.
Flex Cardssometimes offered by Medicare Advantage plans. Technically, the answer is yes, but you should approach these plans with a degree of caution. These flashy perks probably come at the expense of actual medical coverage. Saving a couple of hundred bucks on groceries is less appealing when you’re spending thousands of dollars more because of your choice of Medicare plan.
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What if my doctor doesn’t accept Medicare?
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Do I need to renew my Medicare plan?
Call us. A licensed Medicare advisor at Fair Square to discuss your options. You can change your plan during the
Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)or during a Special Enrollment Period. The AEP lasts from October 15th to December 7th each year. There are some restrictions to which plans you might be eligible to switch.
our blogdedicated to answering if Medicare covers certain procedures. However, different Medicare plans have different rules for what they might cover, so it’s a good practice to check with your plan and your healthcare provider to ensure you’re coverage.
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