Medicare was put into place by the federal government to help people over 65 and people with disabilities get the health care they need at an affordable price.

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20 articles tagged "Medicare"

  • Medicare Minutes: Medicare Myths, Misconceptions & Mistakes

    Keeping these common Medicare pitfalls in mind can help you save time, energy, and money as you search for a Medicare coverage solution that best fits your unique health needs.

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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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  • Will my healthcare coverage follow me abroad?

    For many people, having the freedom and time to travel is one of the most exciting aspects of retirement. You may have been daydreaming about visiting Italy, Ireland, Indonesia, or Idaho  for years. It is less likely, however, that you’ve thought much about whether your healthcare coverage will follow you abroad. While will typically pay …

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  • Is Medicare my only health care option after 65?

    While Medicare is not your only health care option after 65, it is definitely the most common. Many Americans qualify for premium-free Part A coverage due to their work history. This makes Medicare the most affordable option in many cases. For these reasons, most people over the age of 65 choose Medicare for their health …

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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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  • 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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  • Quick-Start Guide to Retirement

    Not sure where to start with retirement? We’ve outlined the five essential questions you should be asking yourself in preparation for the next phase of your life. This journey should be about relaxation and fun – not stress – so sit back, and let Renew be your guide to retirement! Renew has defined three major …

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  • How can I help my parents with retirement?

    It can be difficult to start a conversation with your parents about their retirement. This is especially true if you’re not used to giving them advice. While many parts of retirement planning involve intimidating financial and medical decisions, there are also many other simpler ways you can help your parents approach this new (and exciting) …

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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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  • What if I need help paying for Medicare?

    Access to Medicare is an essential benefit for older individuals. While it is provided by the government, it does cost money. Most people are entitled to premium-free Part A due to their work history, but Medicare Part B and Part D both carry monthly premiums.  Fortunately, there are several programs designed to help qualifying individuals …

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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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