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Renew’s answers to the most frequently asked Medicare questions

Find the answers to your Medicare & retirement questions

Renew is reimagining the Retirement experience for a new generation, and we’re starting with Medicare. We’ve done a lot of research into this. We’re happy to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked Medicare questions here. We’ll also tell you a bit more about our company, our mission, and the tools and products we’re building to make retirement a better

What services does Renew provide?

Renew is a Medicare broker that offers Medicare Advantage plans, Part D (Prescription Drug) plans, and Medicare Supplement (also known as Medigap) plans. In addition to making it easier to find and purchase Medicare coverage, we are also on a mission to simplify the retirement process as a whole. Our Retirement Hub is where we regularly publish informative articles, powerful tools, and other helpful resources that take the stress out of complex steps in the retirement process. Whether you are browsing Medicare plans, determining when to begin collecting social security benefits, or doing research and preparation on behalf of a loved one, Renew is here to help.

How much does Renew cost?

The resources on our Retirement Hub are offered at absolutely no cost to you. So you can feel 100% confident sharing the articles, tools, and videos you find here with your friends and family members!

How does Renew make money?

If you enroll in a plan through Renew, we make a commission from the insurance company, but this will never change the price you pay for coverage, and it does not have any impact on the plans we recommend. Your health needs will always come first!

Do I have to create an account to use Renew?

You are not required to create an account in order to browse Medicare plans or take advantage of the various resources provided on our site. However, we do recommend creating an account in order to enjoy a more personalized experience on the site. When you create an account, you can:

  • save your health and drug information;
  • receive personalized plan recommendations;
  • estimate your health and prescription drug costs; and
  • save plans for future reference

How do I create an account?

Creating an account with Renew is easy. Simply visit https://medicare.renew.com/signup and follow the prompts to provide us with a few key pieces of information, like your ZIP code, birth date, and email address.

How do I reset my password?

If you forgot your password, or would simply like to update it, you can do so by visiting https://medicare.renew.com/forgot. Provide the email address associated with your account, and we’ll send you a time-sensitive link to change it.

What is The Renewsletter & how do I join it?

Use this form to subscribe to The Renewsletter if you’d like to receive answers to questions about Medicare, Social Security, and other aspects of this next phase of life straight to your inbox. We’ll share regular updates from the Retirement Hub, including helpful articles, powerful tools, and other resources that take the stress out of retirement.

How do I change my email preferences?

To change your email preferences, log in to your account, navigate to “settings” from the main menu, and select “Communications”. From this view, you can update your information and your preferred mode of contact.

How do I delete my account?

If you decide that you’d like to delete your account, give us a call at 1-888-41-RENEW.

How can I share Renew with a friend or family member?

Even if you are not currently in the process of planning your retirement, Renew’s content can be a useful resource for those in your life who are. You can send them directly to renew.com, or, if a specific article catches your eye, click the “Share” button to post the link to Facebook or Twitter. You will also have the option to forward the link via email.

How do I get in contact with Renew?

If you have questions about Medicare and would like to speak with one of Renew’s licensed sales agents, you can get in contact with us via phone at 1-888-41-RENEW or by email at [email protected]. We’re always happy to hear from you, and it would be a pleasure to help!

Where can I learn more about Medicare?

Our Retirement Hub is full of helpful articles and tools that can help you navigate the complexities of Medicare. Here a few articles to help you familiarize yourself with the fundamentals.

You don’t have to read an entire textbook to get a handle on the basics of Medicare. Get started with our 4-minute video.

If you’re looking to take a deeper dive into the various aspects of Medicare, this article can help you understand the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to Medicare, but we’re confident we can help you identify a combination of plans that will address your unique health needs.

Most people will not be automatically enrolled in Medicare. Unless you are already receiving social security benefits when you turn 65, you will have to sign up for Medicare by phone, online, or at a social security office. Learn about the process and find an enrollment method that works for you in this article. Medigap plans

What are Part D plans?

Medicare Part D plans (also known as Prescription Drug plans) are required in order to get prescription drugs covered while on Medicare. Original Medicare does not provide coverage for medications unless they are administered as part of a procedure that is covered under Original Medicare.

What are Medicare Advantage plans?

Medicare Advantage plans are an alternative to Original Medicare. While these plans are offered by private insurance companies, they are still required to provide the same benefits that are covered by Medicare Parts A & B. Most, but not all, of these plans include Prescription Drug coverage, and some offer additional benefits like vision, hearing, or dental care. You can learn more about Medicare Advantage plans, as well as the other types of Medicare Coverage available, in this article.

Does Renew offer Medicare plans in my state?

Currently, Renew offers Medicare plans for residents of California. If you aren’t in California, please check back this August, when we’ll be offering plans nationwide.

Where can I go to get ideas for managing my time in retirement?

Finding new purpose and making the most of each moment is an important aspect of retirement. Here are a few articles we’ve written full of ideas to get you started.

The transition into retirement can be particularly challenging to those who found a lot of meaning in their work. Use the advice in this article to reignite your lust for life and identify new passions to pursue.

Making an early commitment to your health and fitness is one of the best retirement gifts you can give yourself. Ensure you can take advantage of all life’s opportunities and adventures with guidance for staying fit in retirement.

Travel is at the top of many retiree to-do lists. If you plan to see more of the world in retirement, you’ll want to ensure you’re adequately prepared.

If you’d like us to keep you in the loop with regular updates, subscribe to The Renewsletter.

Where can I find more information about managing my money in retirement?

Getting your finances in order is one of the most important steps in the retirement planning process. Of course, it is also one of the most complex and challenging. The good news is that Renew can help you ask the right questions and get started down the right path.

There isn’t one set number to aim for when it comes to your retirement savings, but there are a few basic guidelines to keep in mind as you assess your finances prior to retiring.

Most people will need to make adjustments to their budget after leaving the workforce. Get prepared with help from Renew.

You’ve probably been paying into Social Security for your entire adult life, but you might not know everything you need to in order to maximize the benefits you are entitled to.

If you find that you’re having trouble making your fixed income work in retirement, we have a few ideas for supplementing it.

Related articles, tools, videos, and more

Renew has tons of great resources to help you figure out retirement.

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Not sure where to start?

Read our quick-start guide for help, including which questions you should be asking as you approach retirement.

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Not sure where to start?

Read our quick-start guide for help, including which questions you should be asking as you approach retirement.

Read our quick start guide