How To: Get the Most Out of Your Medicare

This guest post is written by Lisa Yagoda, MSW. After many years helping people navigate the Medicare maze, I have learned that whether you are new to Medicare or not, there is always something more to learn. And the best place to start is with the basics. Just follow these five tips, and you will be on your way to getting the most out of Medicare: Enroll when you are first eligible. You might not need to enroll in Medicare …

Reminder: Medicare Open Enrollment Is Almost Here

The changing of the seasons can spark the desire to change other things in our lives; your wardrobe, maybe your Medicare coverage? If you are a current Medicare participant, but have a hankering to change your plan, now’s the time to do it. Don’t miss your chance to mix up your Medicare options during open enrollment, October 15 – December 7th, and changes you make become effective on January 1, 2012. Learn more about the Open Enrollment here. And if …

Sign up for Medicare…Online!

Signing up for Medicare has never been easier. Last week marked the beginning of a new way for older adults to enroll for Medicare — on the internet. Patricia Barry reports: This new kind of application “will make it easier than ever to sign up for Medicare,” said Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue at the program’s launch in Los Angeles. The rollout will be promoted in advertising spots featuring actress Patty Duke and the cast of her 1960s sitcom …