5 Medicare Mistakes To Avoid

By Erin Knobler

Medicare Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to make changes to your existing health insurance plan or to enroll in new coverage. Here are five common mistakes that you should avoid this Open Enrollment to make sure you’ve got the right Medicare coverage for 2018.

1. Automatically renewing your plan.
Unless you make changes to your Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan, it will renew on January 1st each year.

Although automatic renewal is the easiest option, it’s not always the best. Plans can change what services are covered and they can even increase payment amounts for premiums, copays, and coinsurance.

Review your plan carefully and make sure it’s still the best option for you before you renew it.

2. Ignoring your Annual Notice of Change letter.
You’ll receive an Annual…

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What type of Medicare plan is right for you?

By Erin Knobler

When it comes to choosing new Medicare coverage, you’ve got lots of options. The best thing you can do is talk to a licensed sales agent about your choices to make sure you enroll in the right plan for you.

Here’s a quick breakdown of three types of Medicare plans available to you:

Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD):
MAPD plans are an alternative to Original Medicare. They…

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Simple Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

By Erin Knobler

It’s not always easy to follow a healthy meal plan day after day, but these tasty recipes should help. They are not only great for pre-diabetics and diabetics, but they are also simple to make!

Grilled Steak with Mushrooms (recipe serves 2)

Ingredients

  • 2 4-ounce filet steaks (1.5 inches thick)
  • 1 tablespoon trans-fat-free margarine
  • 1 pint mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium baked sweet potatoes
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How to Plan Ahead for Medicare Open Enrollment

By rocky

Get Medicare Ready

The Open Enrollment period for Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) and prescription drug plans (Medicare Part D) runs from October 15th to December 7th every year. It’s during this time that you can make changes or disenroll from your existing plan, or enroll in a new plan. Any changes you make will go into effect on January 1st of the following year.

As this might be your only chance to…

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