Every little thing You Must Know About Medicare
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In January I became one of the million Americans enrolled in Medicare.
Joining the 61 million Americans now enrolled in our national health insurance system for the elderly and people with certain disabilities or conditions wasn’t the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it wasn’t a walk in the park either.
The Medicare system, including options like Medicare Advantage plans and Medigap policies, has many moving parts.
First of all, you must register with the social security authority if you do not yet have any social security benefits. You apply and then have a (virtual) meeting with a government employee. Along the way, you need to consider what is covered by Medicare, what is not, and what is partially covered.
And if you are considering a Medicare Advantage plan or Medigap offered by private insurance companies approved by the federal Medicare program, you also need to compare the features in them and look at the agents who sell them.
In short, there is a lot to know. That makes this topic perfect for a podcast.
For the money!” Podcast, we were lucky enough to get some real experts The first is Rebecca Kinney, director of the Administration for Community Living’s Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling. We are also joined by Maggie Flowers, program manager for the state health insurance programs.
Not only did these ladies provide the facts, they did it in simple terms and even made it interesting.
As always, my co-host is financial journalist Miranda Marquit, and our producer and sound effects guy Aaron Freeman joins them.
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I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I am a CPA and have licenses in stocks, commodities, option capital, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervision and real estate.
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