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For those over 65, or Medicare eligible, open enrollment begins October 15th and ends December 7th.

Plans become effective on January 1.

 

 

 

Turning 65?  Or just becoming eligible for Medicare for the first time?

We have the answers you need!

Whether your eligible due to disability, aging in, or just coming off an employer plan, we can help.

Why Kennedy Insurance?  Because we do things different, including go the extra mile.  Our Agents KNOW medicare and have been selling medicare plans a long time.

We help you apply for your part B, and do a complete annalysis for your Part D so you never spend more for your prescriptions.  We work with all carriers so we place you where your needs are met, with a plan perfect for you and your situation.

Medicare Basic Information

Medicare is health insurance offered by the federal government to people who are 65 or older and meet the eligiblity requirements.  Some people younger than 65 who have disabilities, permenant kidney failure or Lou Gehrigs disease can also qualify.  People of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) also qualify.

Medicare helps pay for healthcare, but does not cover all medical expenses.  The United States Medicare System is managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 

There are a few different routes you can take once eligible for Medicare.  Once you get your Medicare parts A & B; you can choose to get a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C), get a Medicare Supplement plan and Part D to supplement your original Medicare.


Medicare Supplements Medicare Advantage Plans
 
  • Medicare Supplements, otherwise known as Medigap policies are sold by private insurance companies which can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like Coinsurance, Copayments, or Deductibles.
  • There are no networks with Original Medicare or Medicare Supplements.  You can see any doctor that accepts Medicare.
  • These plans are like HMOs or PPOs, and include Part A, B, and typically D.
  • Medicare Advantage plans usually have defined networks and often include extra resources and services such as fitness programs, nurse advice telephone lines, Care management programs and access to mail delivery of prescriptions.
  • To enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan, you must have Medicare Part A and Part B.
  • You will also want to purchase a prescription drug plan (Part D)
  • To enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, you must have Medicare Part A and Part B.  
  • Generally, you will be able to choose a Medicare Supplement Plan A, B, D, G, K, L, M, or N that is sold in your state.  C & F if you were 65 by January 1 2020.
  • Cost is usually the only difference between supplement plans with the same letter sold by different insurance companies.

 

  • Most plans offer optional supplemental benefits you can add on for extra cost such as dental or vision benefits.
  • $0 premium plans are available in most areas

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Parts of Medicare and what they cover

Part A   Inpatient care in hospitals.  Skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care.

Part B   Physician services and supplies outside of the hospital.  Outpatient care, durable medical equipment.  Preventive services to help maintain your health.

Part C (Medicare Advantage)  All benefits and services covered under Part A  and Part B. Run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. Usually includes Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), and may include extra benefits and services.

Part D  Helps cover the cost of oupatient prescription drugs.  Run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies.  Mau help lower your prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.

 

 








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