Part D plans are meant to help you pay for any prescription drugs you may be taking. Before you can sign up for an optional Part D plan, you need to be enrolled in Part A and/or Part B.

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18 articles tagged "Medicare Part D"

  • Medicare Minutes: Changing Medicare Plans

    Enrolling in a particular Medicare plan is not a lifelong commitment. In fact, all Medicare enrollees have one opportunity each year to switch plans or purchase new coverage. It’s called the Annual Enrollment Period, and it takes place each year from October 15th to December 7th.

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  • The Annual Enrollment Period Preparation Checklist

    Summer is winding down and fall is quickly approaching, which means Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (also known as AEP) will be upon us before we know it. This period takes place every year from October 15th until December 7th, and it is the one opportunity you’ll have this year to make changes to your Medicare …

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  • 8 common Medicare pitfalls

    If you’ve spent any time at all researching Medicare, you’ve probably deduced that it is not the most straightforward subject to master. There are a lot of complex rules and important deadlines to be aware of, and the leading resources all seem to provide contradictory advice for navigating the Medicare system. As tempting as it …

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  • Coordinating employer-provided and Medicare benefits

    Turning 65 doesn’t necessarily mean that Medicare is your only option for health coverage moving forward. In fact, health insurance can come from multiple sources. This includes COBRA, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, TRICARE, and perhaps most commonly, employer-provided health plans. If you will still be working after turning 65, you’ll have the opportunity …

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  • Creating your personal Medicare timeline

    If you’re approaching your 65th birthday, you’d be wise to start preparing—at least mentally—to enroll for Medicare. Unless you’re already receiving social security benefits when you turn 65, it’s not likely that you’ll be signed up automatically. There are several strict deadlines within the Medicare program, and you could face lifelong penalties if you miss …

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  • Ways to pay for Medicare

    So you’ve chosen a Medicare plan and are ready to submit an application. Whether it’s a Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, or Part D Prescription Drug Plan plan, you know about how much your monthly premium will be. But how will you pay for Medicare? There are a few different ways you can pay your Medicare …

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  • Choosing the right Medigap policy

    One of the most important decisions you’ll make in retirement is the type of Medicare plan you choose.  And if you’re considering purchasing supplemental coverage, choosing the right Medigap policy is the next big step. There are 11 different types of Medicare Supplement plans. Your options, however, may be limited depending on where you live. …

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  • Master Medicare in under 4 minutes

    Whether you’re just starting to dive into what Medicare is all about, 
or you’ve done enough research to thoroughly confuse yourself, you’ve come to the right place. We can help you find a way to make Medicare 
work for you.

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  • Medicare Coverage Wizard

    What type of additional coverage is right for you? Should you choose Medicare Advantage or a Medicare Supplement plan? Simply answer a few questions and Renew will provide a recommendation.

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  • Changing Medicare plans

    If you’re unhappy with your current Medicare plan or are just interested to see if there’s a better or more affordable plan that would work for you, you do have one opportunity each year to change your plan. It’s called the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) and in 2018, that period will take place between Oct. …

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  • How much do drugs cost with Medicare?

    Understanding your drug costs on Medicare is an important part of getting the most out of your coverage. Drugs are typically one of the biggest costs people face while on Medicare. The average Medicare enrollee is on 5 prescriptions, and Medicare itself spends over $100 billion a year on pharmaceuticals. Even if you aren’t regularly …

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  • Penalties for delaying Medicare

    Signing up for Medicare when you turn 65 isn’t technically mandatory; however, there are significant penalties for delaying Medicare enrollment. Unless you had another form of coverage in the meantime, you could face permanent late enrollment penalties for Part B when you sign up later. It’s also important to note that, if you are over …

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  • Initial Enrollment Period Finder

    If you’re eligible for Medicare, there is a short period of time where you’re able to sign up called the Initial Enrollment Period. Find out when you need to sign up for Parts A and B.

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  • What Medicare coverage options are available?

    When it comes to Medicare coverage, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Every person’s health considerations are different, and, luckily, there are many different coverage options available to address this fact. Whether you take multiple prescription drugs daily or are as fit as a fiddle, there is a combination of plans that can work for you. …

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  • How much does Medicare cost?

    Trying to estimate your medical costs is a difficult and often frustrating task. On most health insurance plans, you pay a monthly premium, and then pay “full price” for care until you reach your deductible. Once that’s met, you pay a smaller fixed amount, either through copays or coinsurance, each time you access care. Once …

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  • How do I sign up for Medicare?

    It’s best to think of signing up for Medicare as a (long) 2-step process. First, you need to sign up for Medicare Parts A and/or B directly through the government. Timing is very important when it comes to signing up; delaying your enrollment could result in permanent late penalties. We’ve created a simple step-by-step guide …

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