Medicare & More Blog Has Moved

For four years I wrote about Medicare in a blog that was part of Unfortunately, Gannett, the owner of the, decided to shut down that site. I was able to move my 500 blog posts to this site.

Part D Late-Enrollment Penalty

Part D is voluntary, but a penalty is assessed if a person does not enroll when they first get their Medicare. If a person turns 65 and waits five years to enroll in a Part D plan, she will pay a 50% premium penalty.

Having a Baby in Paris

I read an interesting article by a woman living in Paris. This American in Paris compares her experience having a baby in the French health care system to what she knows about the American system.

Medicare Advantage Winners and Losers

I checked the Medicare Advantage enrollment numbers for Pima County after the most recent Open Enrollment Period (October 15 – December 7, 2013) to see how each of the plans did with their enrollments. Did some companies lose members? Did some companies gain? Were there any big winners and losers?