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Q: Would I ever want to drop Part B?

Monday, February 12, 2018

A: Let’s assume you are not working and you have already signed up for Part A and Part B. If you or your spouse re-enters the workforce and lands a job with employer health coverage, you may decide you really don’t need your employer plan and Part B.

Q: Does Medicare cover screenings for heart disease?

Monday, February 5, 2018

A: That’s a timely question - February is American Heart Month. And it’s an important question since heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country.

Q: Have I worked long enough to qualify for Medicare?

Monday, January 29, 2018

A: Most people have worked long enough to qualify for premium-free Part A hospital insurance. If you or your spouse have paid FICA taxes for at least 40 quarters (ten years), you will not be required to pay a monthly premium for Part A once you start your Medicare benefits.

Q: What is the Medicare General Enrollment Period (GEP)?

Monday, January 22, 2018

A: Think of it as your chance to do what you should have done during your Initial Enrollment Period. You can sign up for Part A and Part B during the annual General Enrollment Period (GEP) if you did not take care of that when you first became eligible for Medicare.

Q: Are you sorry you joined a Medicare Advantage plan?

Monday, January 15, 2018

A: Those of you who regret your decision to join a Medicare Advantage plan have a limited amount of time to change your mind. You have an opportunity to return to Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) if you take action during the annual Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP). This period begins each year on January 1st and ends on February 14th.

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