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Enrolling in Medicare for the first time? 6 common oversights

Enrolling in Medicare for the first time? 6 common oversights

5-minute read

If you’re turning 65 in a few months, you may be enrolling in Medicare for the first time. And there’s a lot to consider to when protecting your health and your bottom line. If you’re concerned about sifting through all the options and making decisions about enrolling in Medicare, you’re not alone. In this article, […]

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  1. Getting an in-home visit? Here’s what you should know

    Getting an in-home visit? Here’s what you should know

    4-minute read

    Getting to the doctor can be challenging. Perhaps you have vision problems or joint pain that makes it difficult to drive. Or maybe you have an injury or condition that needs to be checked often. In these situations, you may be a candidate for in-home care. This is where a medical provider drives to your […]

  2. When can I enroll in Medicare Part D?

    When can I enroll in Medicare Part D?

    3-minute read

    Whether you’re on the cusp of turning 65 or have already made it there, Medicare is probably on your mind. That’s the government-run program through which millions of Americans ages 65 and older — plus some people with end-stage renal disease or certain disabilities — get their health insurance. And Medicare can be confusing. That’s […]

  3. Home delivery of prescriptions: 6 ways to save time & money

    Home delivery of prescriptions: 6 ways to save time & money

    4-minute read

    Want to skip the trip to the pharmacy, but still need medications? Home delivery of prescriptions can save you time and money. Most prescription drug plans offer this service. And there’s at least six reasons getting your prescriptions this way makes sense. Ready to learn more about how home delivery of prescriptions can save you […]

  4. Surprising things that your Medicare Advantage plan may cover

    Surprising things that your Medicare Advantage plan may cover

    4-minute read

    If you’re 65 or older and are thinking about changing your Medicare plan, you may want to grab your tablet or smartphone to take some e-notes. If you’ve already got an Original Medicare plan, you know that you get hospital insurance through Medicare Part A and doctor insurance through Medicare Part B. But maybe your […]

  5. Medicare Supplement Plan F: Can I still get it?

    Medicare Supplement Plan F: Can I still get it?

    6-minute read

    Can you still get Medicare Supplement Plan F? Yes and no. It depends. Kind of a cryptic answer. Right? Here’s the deal… Yes. You CAN get Medicare Supplement Plan F if you enrolled before January 1, 2020, were eligible to enroll, or currently have Plan F.1 No. You CAN’T get Medicare Supplement Plan F if […]

  6. Medicare costs at a glance [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Medicare costs at a glance [INFOGRAPHIC]

    2-minute read

      If you’re a Medicare recipient or you’re considering a Medicare plan, you may be wondering how the new 2023 Medicare costs compare to the previous year. HealthMarkets can help break down the differences for you. Let’s take a look at what you can expect. Medicare Part B costs When it comes to Medicare Part […]

  7. When is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?

    When is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?

    6-minute read

    When is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period? The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period occurs during the fall between October 15 and December 7, 2023.1 When you enroll during this time, your coverage begins January 1, 2024. When you start to see and hear advertisements for the Medicare Annual Enrollment period on TV, social media, radio, and […]

  8. A simple breakdown of Medicare Parts C And D

    A simple breakdown of Medicare Parts C And D

    < 1-minute read

    If Medicare Parts A and B are not enough coverage for your medical needs, it may be time to learn more about Medicare Parts C and D.

  9. Prescription drug plans: 4 tier pricing tips to help you choose

    Prescription drug plans: 4 tier pricing tips to help you choose

    3-minute read

    How much will you have to pay for medication? It depends on your prescription drug plan and tier pricing. You’ve probably noticed some prescription drugs cost more than others…sometimes a lot more. Ever wondered why? It may have to do with your prescription drug plan’s tier pricing.1 In this article, you’ll learn… What a prescription […]

  10. Medicare vs. private health insurance: How do you choose?

    Medicare vs. private health insurance: How do you choose?

    6-minute read

    If you are turning 65 but not ready to retire, you aren’t alone. Around 34% of Americans over 65 are still working.1 And since you aren’t ready to leave the workforce just yet, you may have a new option to consider for your medical coverage: Medicare. This article compares Medicare vs. private health insurance and […]

  11. What is Medicare Part C? The ultimate guide to choosing a plan

    What is Medicare Part C? The ultimate guide to choosing a plan

    12-minute read

    What is Medicare Part C all about?  Medicare Part C works similarly to Original Medicare, but some of the differences may work to your advantage. In this guide, we’ll explain what Medicare Part C covers, enrollment, costs, the types of plans available. What is Medicare Part C? Medicare Part C, also called Medicare Advantage (MA), […]

  12. Medicare premiums: Each part has a unique price

    Medicare premiums: Each part has a unique price

    4-minute read

    How much are Medicare premiums? Each part or Medicare (A, B, C, and D) provides a different set of health insurance benefits.1 Medicare premiums are different for each part, too. But how different are they? We explain what each part of Medicare might cost you. Medicare Part A premiums (for hospital insurance) The first part […]

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To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week).

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency is a licensed and certified representative of Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PPFS organizations and stand-alone prescription drug plans. Each of the organizations we represent has a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. The plans we represent do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.

© 2023 HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. All rights reserved.

To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week).

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency is a licensed and certified representative of Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PPFS organizations and stand-alone prescription drug plans. Each of the organizations we represent has a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. The plans we represent do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.