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Do's and Don'ts of AEP

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Oct 20, 2017 2:54:31 PM


 

If you are currently on Medicare there is no doubt that your mailbox and even your TV screen is full up on ads for enrolling in Medicare related insurance plans during this Annual Election Period.

 

AEP runs from October 15th to December 7th. Any plan changes made during this time will go into effect on January 1st of the coming year.

We want you to know that there are some do’s and don’ts you will want to heed before you make a commitment to a plan.

  • It is always best to call and speak with a Licensed Sales Agent. They are able to help you get answers to all of your important Medicare questions, as well as help you shop all plans that are available to you in your area. The bad news is that if you happen upon someone who works exclusively for one insurer you could get stuck in a plan that is inappropriate for you. It is best to find an agent who has your best interest at the forefront, and not just someone who is trying to sell a plan.
  • Your agent should help to ensure that all your doctors and medications are in the plan
  • Your agent should know about federal and state programs available to help those with financial limitations.
  • The agent should represent multiple plans and options
  • There are both federal and state laws that govern Medicare agents who are selling plans.

These laws bar them from things such as showing up to your house uninvited to sell or endorse any Medicare related product.

  • An agent or broker cannot offer you cash for your enrollment in a plan.
  • They also cannot legally charge you a fee to process your enrollment.

During an important time such as this you will want to go with an agent you can trust.

Don't just listen to us though, take it from our happy clients! Click the button below to hear what other people are saying about Trusted Senior Specialists.

 

 

                                    

 

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Topics: Medicare, AEP, Annual Election Period, What is AEP?, What is the Annual Election Period?, What is Medicare?, October 15, Medicare Plans, Trusted Senior Specialists

Could This Be The Replacement of the Affordable Care Act?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 25, 2017 12:18:00 PM

On Thursday, Senate leadership unveiled it's version of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here is a quick look at some of the key provisions of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 and how it might affect you: (to read the bill in it's entirety click here).

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Topics: Medicare Enrollment, Medicare Plans, Compare Medicare Plans, initial enrollment period, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans

4 Ways to Maximize Your Medicare Benefits

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 12, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Medicare provides crucial health benefits to the elderly and disabled who might otherwise be lost without the program. While all Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to the same core benefits, fits, not all plans are equal. Some plans offer additional benefits while some may have limits that affect the hows, when’s and where’s in which you receive care. Here we are going to share with you 4 ways in which you can help maximize your Medicare benefits.

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Topics: Medicare Enrollment, Medicare Plans, Compare Medicare Plans, initial enrollment period, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans

4 Things People New to Medicare Should Know

Posted by admin on Nov 2, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Are you new to Medicare and not sure where to start? If you need help understanding the basics of Medicare and what it all entails, here are four things you'll need to know before committing to any health care plan. As complicated as it all may sound, once you make yourself familiar with all the parts of Medicare, deciding what is best for you and your healthcare needs can be a piece of cake!  Let's start!

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Topics: What is Medicare?, What is Medicare Part B?, What is Medicare Part C?, What is Medicare Part D?, What is AEP?, What is Original Medicare?, What is Medicare Advantage?, What is Medicare Supplements?, What is Annual Election Period?, Medicare, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D, Medicare Plans

2 Things You Need To Know About Hospital Star Ratings

Posted by admin on Aug 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Did you know that Medicare has a star rating for hospitals?  

The program called Hospital Care gives comprehensive information regarding the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare certified hospitals across the country.  The information available on Hospital Care is available to help you make decisions as to where you receive your healthcare, and it is also available to encourage hospitals to work to improve the quality of care they provide.

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Topics: Medicare, Hospital Ratings, Medicare Plans, Hospital Star Ratings, Compare Hospitals, Compare Medicare Plans, What is Medicare?, What is Medicare Part A?, Health Care, inpatient hospital care, Medicare Part A, Star Ratings

AEP is Coming, Are You Prepared?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Sep 25, 2013 4:00:17 PM
We’re coming up on that time of year again. Annual Election Period is from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7.
 

It’s always a good idea to check how your benefits will be affected in the new year. You may find that a plan that worked for you this year may not be the best option next year.

One important change that you should consider during AEP is whether you’ll still be able to see your preferred doctors for care. Your insurance carrier may be dropping primary care physicians and specialists effective January 1.

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Topics: Medicare, AEP, Annual Election Period, What is AEP?, What is the Annual Election Period?, What is Medicare?, October 15, Medicare Plans, Trusted Senior Specialists

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