What is MAPD?

What is MAPD + PDP+ Medicare Jargon Made simple

What is MAPD? What does MAPD Stand for? Costs of MAPD Medicare Advantage Plans often come with lower premium costs than Supplement Plans. Some of them even offer “zero premium” options. They are not technically “free” because everyone still has to pay their Medicare Part B Premiums directly to the government each month. However, they … Read more

Medicare and Medicaid Difference Guide

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Medicare and Medicaid Difference Guide The Medicare and Medicaid Difference Guide helps you understanding both services, so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones. The United States has two separate national health care systems: Medicare and Medicaid. The government created the two programs for two different kinds of people. However, … Read more

What is the Medicare Donut Hole?

What is the Medicare Donut Hole? Or Doughnut Hole?

What is the Medicare Donut Hole? The Medicare Donut Hole (or Doughnut Hole) is a coverage gap in the Part D Prescription Drug Plan where beneficiaries could pay more for their drugs. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calls the coverage gap a “temporary limit” on what their drug plan will cover. Will … Read more

Medicare Open Enrollment

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Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th to December 7th. These are the same dates every year. What is Medicare Open Enrollment? Also called AEP – Annual Enrollment Period is the time of year Medicare Beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare Advantage Plans and Prescription Drug Plans. Information for new plans … Read more

Railroad Medicare

Railroad Medicare Benefits and Choices at MedicareLifeHealth.com

Railroad Medicare – What You Need to Know Here is what you need to know about Railroad Medicare Benefits to be successful in your retirement planning. Introduction to Railroad Medicare So, you are retiring from the Railroad? Congratulations! Mostly, your options for Medicare planning will be the same as everyone else’s. Our articles on Medicare … Read more

Medicare and You 2020 & 2021

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Medicare and You 2020 & 2021 Guidebook – Read This First Your Introduction to the Medicare and You 2020 & 2021 Book, and where to get a copy. The Medicare and You 2021 Guidebook details what you need to know about Medicare benefits for the current year. In it you will find the basics of … Read more

Medicare Part A B C D

Medicare Parts A B C D Explained

Medicare Parts A B C D Explained Medicare has four different parts: Medicare Part A B C D. Each of these parts serve a different function in our national health care system for seniors. As an overview of Medicare: Medicare Part A covers hospital insurance Part B covers medical insurance Medicare Part C is also … Read more

5 Biggest Medicare Mistakes

5 Biggest Medicare Mistakes

The 5 Biggest Medicare Mistakes and How to Avoid Them No one wants to make a mistake that will cost them hundreds (or thousands) of dollars down the road if they can help it! However, Medicare can be very confusing, and even very knowledgeable people can miss things. Here are the five biggest Medicare mistakes … Read more