Medicare - We Can Help

Whether you’re new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or preparing to retire, you’ll need to make several important decisions about your health coverage. If you wait to enroll, you may have to pay a penalty, and you may have a gap in coverage.

We can help you - Learn about the different parts of Medicare

The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers certain doctors' services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.

We can help you - Find out when you can get Medicare

There are only certain times when people can enroll in Medicare. Depending on the situation, some people may get Medicare automatically, and others need to apply for Medicare. The first time you can enroll is called your Initial Enrollment Period. Your 7-month Initial Enrollment Period usually:

  • Begins 3 months before the month you turn 65
  • Includes the month you turn 65
  • Ends 3 months after the month you turn 65

If you don’t enroll when you are first eligible, you may have to pay a Part B late enrollment penalty, and you may have a gap in coverage if you decide you want Part B later.

We can explain the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement

There are two options commonly used to replace or supplement Original Medicare. One option called Medicare Advantage is an alternative way to get Original Medicare. The other option Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) works alongside your Original Medicare coverage. These plans have significant differences when it comes to costs, benefits, and how they work. It’s important to understand these differences as you review your Medicare coverage options.

We can help you choose the best Part D (pharmacy coverage) that is right for you.

Did you know.... Medicare Stops at the Border

GlobeHopper Senior Single-Trip helps protect travelers who need travel medical insurance from five days up to 12 months while on a single trip. GlobeHopper Senior Multi-Trip offers flexible protection to frequent travelers who prefer to purchase an annual plan to cover multiple trips throughout a 12-month period, with each trip covered up to a maximum of 30 days. Expat coverage is also available. Maximum Limits Age 65-79: $50,000 up to $1,000,000 Age 80+: $100,000

In general, health care you get while traveling outside the United States is not covered by Medicare. In rare cases, Medicare may pay for inpatient, hospital, doctor, ambulance services or dialysis you get in a foreign country. (US Department of State -International Travel-Before You Go-Your Health Abroad )