Medicare Open Enrollment – Part D Drug Program Changes for 2019

  Medicare Open Enrollment Part D Drug Program Changes for 2019     The Medicare Open Enrollment period runs annually from October 15th through December 7th.  This is the time Medicare beneficiaries can shop and change their Part D Prescription Drug Program and can switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another. In addition, those […]

Medicare Enrollment Periods

  The first step in understanding the Medicare Maze is to understand when you can, and must sign up for Medicare.   Here is a summary of the 3 enrollment periods.     Medicare Enrollment Periods   The first step in understanding your Medicare options, is to know specifically when you can and must enroll […]

Social Security Checks Going Up for 2018, Perhaps!

Social Security checks will be going up by 2.0% in 2018, perhaps! Some people will realize little or none of their cost of living adjustment (COLA). Because of how the hold-harmless unwinding works after a year (or years) in which some Social Security beneficiaries Medicare premiums were held artificially low because their annual COLA didn’t […]