Medicare 2021

A new year often brings adjustments to Medicare.

See if any forthcoming changes might affect your benefits.

Medicare 2021 FAQ’s

What Is the Annual Enrollment Period?

The Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15 through December 7 each year. During this time, you can make changes to your health insurance coverage, including adding, dropping, or changing your Medicare coverage. Even if you are happy with your current health and...

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How Do Star Ratings Work?

Star ratings are quality ratings that provide a measure of a plan’s performance. Medicare scores Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D plans in several categories, including quality of care and customer service. Ratings range from one to five stars, with five being the...

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How Does the Medicare Plan Finder Work?

The Medicare Plan Finder is an online tool that helps you look up and compare plans in your area. To access the Medicare Plan Finder, visit www.medicare.gov. Plan Finder gives you the option to do either a personalized search or a basic search.  The personalized...

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What Do Medicare Advantage Plans Offer?

Some Medicare Advantage Plans cover services that are not covered by Original Medicare.Common supplemental benefits include:  Dental care.  Vision care.  Hearing aids. Starting in 2019, Medicare Advantage Plans were granted more flexibility in the supplemental...

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Who Is Eligible to Purchase Medigap Plan C or Plan F?

As a result of federal legislation, individuals who were newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020, cannot purchase Medigap Plan C or Plan F (including the Plan F high deductible option). This is because, after January 1, 2020, this law prevented...

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What Are My Options for Changing My Coverage This Year?

You should make any necessary changes to your Medicare coverage by December 7, 2020, in order for the changes to take effect on January 1, 2021. If in 2021, you need to change your Medicare coverage, you may have the opportunity to make changes, if: You have a...

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