Need Help Finding a Medicare Plan? Start Here.

by Natalie Stefan

We’ve pulled together five ways to help you save time and sanity during your search. 65 years old and counting? That’s a lot of life lived, and you still have more to go. The key to living out the rest of your life is good health. The first place to start with that is to find the right Medicare plan that will support your lifestyle and whatever lies ahead. Without the right strategy, you might find yourself spending thousands of dollars needlessly. With all the Medicare information accessible, it can quickly become overwhelming to find the right plan for you.  Below, we’ve pulled together seven ways that may save you time and money on a Medicare plan. That way, you

What to Know About Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period

by Natalie Stefan

The first thing to know about Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period is the date – it runs from October 15 through December 7. The changes that you make to your Medicare during this time will take effect on January 1, 2023.  What Changes Can You Make During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period? Some of these changes include adding, dropping, or making changes to your Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug coverage. Some additional changes include switching from Orignal Medicare to Medicare Advantage, or vice versa. Some states also offer the option to buy a Medigap policy during the Open Enrollment Period.  Use Medicare Open Enrollment Period as a Time to Review Your Current Coverage Before getting switching up your coverage, it’s

Important Ways to Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

by Natalie Stefan

If you are a Medicare recipient, you may know that October is the time to switch up your coverage during the Open Enrollment Period. With so much information available, we put together a checklist of three ways to be prepared for open enrollment. Important Dates for Open Enrollment This year, Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7. Any changes you make will take effect starting January 1, 2023. If, however, no changes are made, your plan will remain as-is throughout the year. In addition to Medicare Open Enrollment, there is also a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment period, which is from January 1 to March 31, 2023. This is for those individuals who already have a Medicare Advantage

Social Security Recipients to Get an Increase by 8.7% in Cost-of-Living

by Natalie Stefan

This coming year, if you are a Social Security recipient you can expect to receive an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of 8.7%. This increase will boost the retiree’s monthly payment by $146 in 2023, the biggest adjustment seen since the ’80s. This increase aims to help Social Security recipients combat the high inflation that has been plaguing the US since last year.  While it is still too early to tell if this adjustment will be enough to keep up with inflation, it is certainly a good starting point. In addition to this increase in cost-of-living payments, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced last month that Medicare recipients will also benefit by seeing their Medicare Part B premiums decrease