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 are sold through private organizations and include everything covered by Original Medicare, but offer more benefits like hospital, doctor, and prescription drug coverage.

Medicare Supplement:
Supplement plans, also known as a Medigap, are designed to fill the gaps in coverage from Original Medicare, such as deductibles, copayments, and overseas emergency health coverage.

Prescription Drug Plan…

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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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5 Things You Need to Know about Medicare

By Erin Knobler

There’s a lot to know when it comes to Medicare. Here are 5 basic things that every Medicare beneficiary should be aware of.

  1. Original Medicare may cost more than you think. Parts A and B don’t cover all of your hospital bills and medical expenses. It also doesn’t include prescription drug coverage—you have to buy that separately.
  2. Medicare Supplement helps cover costs that Original Medicare…
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