How will the CVS-Aetna merger affect Medicare Insurance?

Following CVS Health's acquisition of Aetna there are some questions to be answered about how this affects Medicare Insurance, specially Part D...

What if I have Medicare then Return to Work?

To add up to the Medicare confusion comes this question: "What happens if I enroll in Medicare, then go back to work using my employer's insurance, then leave work again?" Well it is more simple than it sounds. It follows the same rule as if you had left work coverage after turning 65. You get a Special Enrollment Period which you can use to enroll back into Medicare.

Medicare Advantage: Pros and Cons

Finding the right Medicare insurance can be rather confusing for seniors - especially when parsing through the 150-page "Medicare and You" booklet that the government sends out as you approach age 65. We have made a list of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a MA plan that should help you understand if this product is right for you.

Does Medicare cover Diabetes Treatment and Supplies?

Having Diabetes usually leaves seniors confused about what Medicare covers. With all the drugs, supplies and various other needs, it can all become quite a mess. Here you will find the answers to how Medicare covers Diabetes Treatment and Supplies.

What if I Miss My Medigap Deadline?

If you have missed your Medicare Supplement initial enrollment period when you are first eligible for Medicare Part B, you might think, "I'm out of luck." But that's not always the case. There are a few options....

What if I missed my Medicare Advantage or my Part D Drug Deadline?

When you first turn 65, you have a window to enroll in Medicare Advantage and your Medicare Prescription Drug coverage, which you can check using our Deadline Calculator. If for any reason you miss your deadline to enroll, don't worry. You still have a couple of chances to get Medicare Advantage or your Part D.

What if I missed my Medicare deadline?

In the event that you missed your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) and need to enroll in Medicare, don't despair. You can still enroll during Special Enrollment Period (SEP) or the General Enrollment Period.

Maine Medicare Advantage Trial Rule: 3 years to switch to Medigap

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan you have a right to switch to a Medigap Plan (Medicare Supplement) without health review under certain limited circumstances. Normally you have a one year Medicare Advantage trial period after which you can dis-enroll and purchase a Medigap Plan. In Maine, this trial period is three years long.

Medigap: How Does it Handle Preexisting Conditions?

If you enroll in a Medigap policy during your open enrollment period your policy cannot deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition, however it can enforce a waiting period before...

Medicare Special Enrollment: Everything you need to know

There are special circumstances often referred to as Guaranteed Issuance that will allow you to enroll in Medigap with no health questions asked. You can also modify your Medicare Advantage coverage or your Medicare Part D Drug coverage during this time. These opportunities are called Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) and they are outlined below:

Medigap Plan High Deductible G: New Option after 2020

After January 1st 2020, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will change Medicare Supplement plans in all states. It will change who can buy Medigap Plans F, High F, and C. As of 2020 only beneficiaries that do not fall into the category of "newly eligible" will be able to keep Plan F, High F and C.

Medigap Plan F 2020 Rules: MACRA explained

MACRA is a federal law that will change who can buy Medigap Plans F, High F, and C. As of 2020 only beneficiaries that are not newly eligibles will be able to keep Plan F, High F and C.