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Do You Need Books on Medicare?

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By Daniel Petkevich
Apr 6, 2023

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If you are the type of person that needs to read as much as you can on a topic to understand it, you might be tempted to buy a bunch of books on Medicare. At

Fair Square

, we are working to simplify and demystify the world of Medicare. A big part of that is our blog, where we pride ourselves on providing the most helpful information for beneficiaries at every stage of their journey. 

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In this blog post, we’ll show you some of the best bits of the Fair Square blog. Frankly, most of the key things to know about Medicare can be boiled down more simply into a blog post than a drawn-out book. But if you’re still interested, we will touch on some of the books on Medicare we recommend.

Why Understanding Medicare is Important

At Fair Square, we want to give you the tools to be your own best Medicare advocate. A lack of knowledge or confusion about Medicare can lead to less-than-ideal outcomes. For example, according to


, during the Medicare open enrollment period for 2020, only 3 out of 10 (29%) Medicare beneficiaries compared their current Medicare plan with other Medicare plans offered in their area. 
Having an awareness of what your options are and how your health needs and budget can affect your approach to Medicare can save you from some headaches, not to mention the thousands of dollars you might save. The best crash course you can take is a consultation with one of our Medicare experts by calling 888-376-2028. They can give you a full rundown of your plan and recommendations tailored to your specific circumstances.
If you want to do research on your own, you should check out the

Fair Square blog

. In the Medicare 101 section, we introduce some of the most critical topics to understanding the ins and outs of Medicare. In our section, Does Medicare Cover It? We answer the web’s most searched questions about what Medicare does and doesn’t cover. 


Fair Square Blog's

Resources on Medicare

Let’s highlight some of the most informative and helpful articles on Medicare available on the Fair Square blog:
  • Medicare 101

    - an introduction to the different parts of Medicare using the analogy of putting on layers on a cold day.
  • How to Sign Up for Medicare

    - a step-by-step guide for when and how to sign up for your best-fit plan.
  • Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage

    - breaking down the main differences between value-based and fee-based plans. 
  • How to Choose a Medigap Plan

    - what’s the difference between the Medicare Supplement plan letters? We’ll talk about it here.
  • Are Medicare Advantage Plans Bad?

    - one of the more hotly debated topics in Medicare. The answer might not be as straightforward as some would lead you to believe. 
  • 20 Questions to Ask Your Medicare Agent

    - If you’re not sure where to begin, here are 20 common questions that can help get you started ahead of your conversation with one of our licensed Medicare advisors.
  • How Medicare Costs Can Pile Up

    - a deep dive into the costs catastrophes that can arise without the right type of coverage, this blog post features real testimonials from Medicare beneficiaries. 
  • What You Need to Know About Creditable Coverage

    - one of the most common questions our agents get is, “When do I need to join Medicare if I’m still on my employer’s insurance?” This can provide you with answers.
  • Do I Need to Renew My Medicare?

    - when is the right time to switch your plan, and when is it right to stick with your plan?
  • How Much Does Medicare Cost?

    - updated for 2023, we break down how much you might expect to pay for your Medicare.

Recommended Books on Medicare


Understanding Medicare is crucial to making informed decisions about your healthcare coverage and your future. At Fair Square, we strive to simplify the complex world of Medicare through our informative blog and team of Medicare experts. With the right knowledge, you can avoid costly mistakes and find the best plan for your needs and budget. If you want to learn more about Medicare, our blog is a great place to start, and our licensed advisors are always ready to assist you. Don't hesitate to give us a call at 888-376-2028 for a personalized consultation. And if you still prefer to read books on Medicare, we've provided a list of recommended titles that can help you navigate the intricacies of Medicare.

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