What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Medicare Coverage

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As the number of cases of COVID-19 (also called coronavirus) increases, so does the importance of programs like Medicare in helping older adults, people with disabilities, and their families build and maintain their health and economic security. Accordingly, policymakers are taking critical steps to ensure program preparedness, keep beneficiaries and the public informed, and facilitate timely access to appropriate care. Read More...

There’s a Special Enrollment Period Available if you Experienced Plan Finder Problems

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If you are dissatisfied with your plan selection because of misinformation you saw on Plan Finder, you can use a special circumstances Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to choose a new plan. This SEP exists to address enrollment problems that do not fit into any other SEP category or that are related to misinformation received from plans or Medicare. Read More...

Time for Medicare Enrollment – Time to Talk Turkey!

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Medicare Fall Open Enrollment continues through December 7 — so you still have time to make certain changes to your coverage, including switching prescription drug plans or between traditional (sometimes called Original) Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA). As friends and families around the country gather for the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s the perfect time to talk turkey with loved ones and Read More...

Getting Started With the New Medicare Plan Finder

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a redesigned version of the Medicare Plan Finder. Many of the functions are the same, but the look and feel has been updated, and the way you access a personalized or basic search has changed. This post outlines some of the changes and provides a brief walkthrough of how to search for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. Read More...