What Does Medicare Cost ?

Medicare and Federal Budget

What does Medicare cost?  Most people think their $144.60 Medicare Part B premium covers the cost of their Medicare – but they are very wrong. You can see from the charts below that there are three parts to Medicare:  Part…

Can I have Medicare and an HSA ?

Medicare and an HSA

There are rules against having Medicare and an HSA (Health Savings Account). I have recently gotten calls from two people who have Health Savings Accounts through their employers. They plan to keep working and they want to keep their employer…

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Growing

APRIL 2018  Medicare Advantage enrollment is growing in many big cities to a point where half of all Medicare beneficiaries (or more) are enrolled in a Medicare replacement plan. In case you didn’t know it, Medicare Advantage replaces your Medicare. …

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is back

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is back in 2019. The Medicare Advantage OEP is for people already enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans and it allows them to drop their plan to return to Original Medicare  – OR they…