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As a new Medicare beneficiary, you have important decisions to make about the future of your healthcare.  Unfortunately, understanding the “ins-and-outs” and selecting the right plan can be challenging.

Start by enrolling in our virtual course where you’ll learn the important basics and then for more in-depth information, read through the content of this site and connect with one of our licensed and certified agents in your local area agents for free assistance.

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      Answers to common questions such as: When should you enroll?  How and when do you become eligible for Medicare?

      Enrollment Periods

      After your initial enrollment, Medicare allows you to make changes to your coverage at specific times each year. Here are those dates.

      Defining the ABC’s

      Medicare consists of Parts A, B, C, and D.   Step one is to learn the “ABC’s”, how they work, and your options with each part.

      Medicare Part D

      Medicare’s Part D is coverage for your medication needs and is provided by private insurance carriers. We’ll explain exactly how it works.

      Advantage Plans

      Medicare Advantage Plans are provided by private insurance companies and can often save you money.

      Medicare’s “Donut Hole”

      Medicare Advantage Plans are provided by private insurance companies and can often save you money.

      Special Needs Plans

      Medicare Advantage Plans are provided by private insurance companies and can often save you money.

      Supplement Plans

      Insurance sold by private insurance companies to cover Medicare’s gaps.  Also called “MediGap” plans.

      Frequently Asked Questions


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