What you need to know:
You will qualify for Medicare when you turn 65 or are disabled for 24 months. If you are not drawing social security, enroll in Part B online
-You need to work roughly 10 years to qualify for Medicare Part A. You do not pay for Part A
-You must enroll into Part B if you stop working and do not have Group coverage. Call 800-MEDICARE 24 hours a day
-We recommend a Medicare Supplement and Part D Drug Plan. You can also enroll into a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)
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Is it time to get your Medicare ready? If you are within 3 months of turning 65 or eligible because of a disability, we recommend getting Part B "turned on".
Would you like assistance? We can walk you through enrollment into Medicare 559-592-3495
A Medicare Supplement acts like a PPO plan and can travel freely throughout the United States and is accepted almost everywhere. Plan F can only be purchased if you turned 65 before January 1, 2020. Plan G, the sister to F, is the best plan you can buy if you turned 65 after January 1, 2020. Current Plan F members can also inquire about changing to G to lower their premiums.
Medicare didn't make finding a plan easy by allowing the Supplement names: A, B, C, and D. We have never recommended those plans and prefer the rates and benefits under G, N, K, or High Deductible G and F for current beneficiaries.
It is important to remember all Supplement plans are the same no matter what carrier you buy them from...But rates will vary by region and State.
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Medicare uses private insurance carriers to offer Drug Plans in each state. It is important to note that you can choose any drug plan and the best way to determine the best plan is to use Medicare's Drug Checker tool (or we can do it for you).
You will want to start here
Enter your Zip Code, Pharmacy, Medications, and elect to see Part D. You will be able to view all plans offered in your state (typically 28-34 plans).
If you need assistance call 559-592-3495 or use our "Review My Drug Plan" above or click here
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If you have full benefits from Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program), you do not need a Medigap policy.
If you have Medi-Cal with Share of cost (SOC), you can buy a Medigap policy to fill in the gaps.
The Veterans Administration (VA) is credible coverage and is deemed as good or better than Part D. You are not penalized for keeping VA benefits and opting out of Part D coverage. But in some cases you can get better pricing having a Part D plan with more Generic Medications on your formulary list.
Each year, Medicare will adjust the deductibles and co-payments when necessary as directed by CMS. It is important to note that Medicare Supplements automatically adjust each year to any changes that Medicare makes.
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