If you are new to Medicare, it may seem like there is a lot to learn and absorb. We are here to help you. Keep this information close to you, and then call us today. We are always available to answer your Medicare questions.
Medicare was created to provide health insurance for all people 65 years of age or older. It has gone through many changes over the years. More recently, a new program was added to help cover prescription drug costs.
Here are some Medicare facts to remember:
1. Using an agent does not cost you more.
2. When you are first eligible for Medicare, you have a 7-month Initial Enrollment Period to sign up for Part A and/or Part B.
3. January 1 to March 31 each year is the standard enrollment period. If you didn't sign up for Part A and/or Part B when you were first eligible, and you aren’t eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (see below), you can sign up during the General Enrollment.
4. Once your Initial Enrollment Period ends, you may have the chance to sign up for Medicare during a Special Enrollment Period. If you are covered under a group health plan based on current employment, and that plan ends, you can call us for enrollment options
The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.