Will Costs for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) Change in 2021?

Yes, the costs associated with Part B are different this year. Remember that Medicare Part B covers outpatient medical services. Part B premium: The Part B base premium in 2021 is $148.50. Keep in mind, $148.50 is the standard premium for people with a yearly income...

What Changes Will There Be to Medicare Advantage Plans in 2021?

Beginning in 2021, people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) can enroll in Medicare Advantage Plans. Medicare Advantage Plans must cover the same services as Original Medicare but may have different costs and restrictions. However, Medicare Advantage Plans cannot set...

What Opportunities Will I Have to Change My Coverage in 2021?

Depending on your circumstances, you may have opportunities to change your Medicare health and drug coverage in 2021. If you have Extra Help: Extra Help is a federal program that helps pay for some to most of the out-of-pocket costs of Medicare prescription drug...

What Is the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?

  During the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP), you can switch from your Medicare Advantage Plan (excluding Medical Savings Accounts, cost plans, and PACE) to another Medicare Advantage Plan or to Original Medicare with or without a stand-alone...