Open Enrollment

"Should I Review My Medicare Coverage?" Look for These Three Red Flags

Each year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity to review and change their coverage — either a Part D drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. Just one simple plan change could literally save your clients thousands in the coming year!

Save Your Clients' Thousands By Getting to Know Medicare's Open Enrollment Period

Each year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity to review and change their coverage — either a Part D drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan. Just one simple plan change could literally save your clients thousands in the coming year!

Our Best Advice During This Medicare Open Enrollment Season

You probably aren’t surprised at this point, but signing up for Medicare can be very, very complicated. That’s why we’ve put together a short list of important things to be on the lookout for during this year’s open enrollment season. It’s no substitute for reading our other entries on the subject or contacting an expert for assistance, but if you remember these recommendations, it will go a long way toward making sure you don’t end up with thousands of dollars in unnecessary fees and bills!

Check for Sanctions Before Settling on a Medicare Provider During Open or Initial Enrollment

It’s all well and good to secure your Medicare plan, but one of the many, many things you and your financial planner need to be aware of is the growing list of Medicare plan providers who are under sanctions from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In Medicare Part D Plans, Cheapest is Not Always Best: Copay vs. Coinsurance

Several high profile cases in the last year have demonstrated how the cost for life-saving drugs or treatment can increase dramatically without warning. The narratives of Epipen and the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim tell the heart-rending tale of patients abruptly unable to afford a drug that they desperately needed.