MEDICARE ADVANCED Each of the sections have video's numbered in order to give you an education in Medicare at the basic, intermediate , and advanced level

You will learn here:

  • How Veterans benefits work with Medicare
  • What to consider if still working and on an employer plan with Medicare
  • Medicare coverage when hospitalized for “observation”
  • Medicare coverage while traveling
  • Medicare dental and vision coverage
  • Medicare for those under 65 on disability
  • Ways to lower prescription cost
  • Detailed special election period scenario‘s
  • Late Medicare enrollment penalties
  • Uncovered prescriptions under Medicare Part D

1) What is a Medicare Supplement or "Gap" plan?

2) A Medicare beneficiary is a veteran and eligible for VA benefits. How does VA benefits and Medicare work together?

3) Can I submit my deductibles, coinsurance and co-pays from my VA plan into Medicare for reimbursement?

4) I'm over age 65 and I'm still working. I received my Medicare Part A card. How does my Medicare work with my employer?

5) How does Medicare cover me when I'm in the hospital under "observation"?

6) What kind of coverage does Medicare provide when I travel outside the USA?

7) Do Medicare Advantage plans offer Dental or Vision coverage?

8) Is there a Part D prescription Drug Plan that does not contain the coverage gap or doughnut hole"?

9) How can insurance carriers offer Medicare Advantage plans at a low or no cost to beneficiaries?

10) Do I have to buy a Part D prescription drug plan if I'm not currently taking medications?

11) Is there a cost to working with a local, certified, independent agent?

12) I'm under 65 and receiving Social Security disability payments. When can I enroll in Medicare?

13) Is there a way to lower my prescription drug cost?

14) I've heard that some Medicare Advantage plans offer free gym memberships. Is that true?

15) I have both Medicare and Medicaid or my State helps pay for my Medicare premiums. Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage election period?

16) I no longer qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid or my State no longer helps to pay for my Medicare premiums. Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage election period?

17) I get extra help paying for my Medicare prescription drug plan. Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage election period?

18) I no longer get extra help paying for my Medicare prescription drug plan. Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage election period?

19) I am moving into, live in, or recently moved out of a long term care facility (nursing home or long term care facility). Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage election period?

20) I recently moved outside of the service area for my current plan or I recently moved and there is a new Medicare Advantage plan option for me. Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage election period?

21) I recently involuntarily lost my credible drug coverage (the coverage was as good or better than Medicare). Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage election period?

22) I am voluntarily leaving employer or union coverage. Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage election period?

23) My plan is no longer available in my county. Am I eligible for a Medicare Advantage Special enrollment period?

24) My plan is ending its contract with Medicare or Medicare is ending its contract with my plan. Am I eligible for a Medicare Advantage Special enrollment period?

25) I was enrolled in a chronic illness Special Needs Plan but no longer qualify to be in that plan due to a change in my condition diagnosis. Am I eligible for a Medicare Advantage Special enrollment Period?

26) I'm in my first year of enrollment in a Medicare Advantage plan. I want to leave the plan and go back to Original Medicare. Am I eligible for a Medicare Advantage election period?

27) I have decided to disenroll in the Medicare Advantage plan I signed up for. I am exercising this choice during the annual disenrollment period (Jan 1 - Feb 14). Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage Special Enrollment period?

28) I have (diabetes or CHF) and I'm on Medicare. Do I qualify for a Medicare Advantage Special enrollment period?

29) My spouse is turning 65 this year, retiring and planing to join Medicare. I'm 61, not working and I have always used my spouse's health care benefits. What happens to me when my spouse joins Medicare?

30) I'm looking at a Medicare Advantage plan, but I don't know if my doctors belong to the plan I'm interested in. How can I find out?

31) What types of prescription drugs are not covered by Medicare Part D prescription plans?