Trying to learn about Medicare? This can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. However, it’s important to understand how basic Medicare works before you tackle your supplemental options.
That’s why we’ve created an easy 6-Day Medicare Email Course. The course is completely free. By the time you are done, you’ll have a great understanding of how Medicare works, what it covers, what it costs, how and when to enroll and what your supplemental coverage options are.
What You’ll Get in this Free Course
When you sign up for this course, we’ll immediately send you a welcome email where you can download our New-to Medicare Checklist and a BONUS WORKSHEET for calculating all your estimated expenses for Medicare. Then, over the next 6 days, we’ll send you 6 emails with one lesson per day followed by a wrap-up email at the end of the course.
Each email in the 6-Day course will include a short video from our Medicare insurance expert. So if you are a better audio/visual learner than reader, you can choose how to absorb the content. You will have enough working knowledge by the end that you’ll be ready to begin making your coverage decisions.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what you’l learn about Medicare in this course:
Day 1: Medicare Starts with the Parts
This lesson discusses the 4 parts of Medicare and what each part covers.
Day 2: Determining Your Costs for Medicare
In this lesson we’ll walk you through the costs for each part of Medicare. We’ll discuss how to qualify for free Part A benefits. Then we’ll go over how your household gross income affects your premiums for Medicare Parts B and D.
We’ll also direct you to very handy charts to help you determine what Medicare will cost you based on your personal income.
Day 3: Signing Up for Medicare
There are several ways to sign up for Medicare and you’ll learn about them in this lesson. We share how, when and where to enroll so that you don’t incur late enrollment penalties. Did you know that you do not sign up for all 4 parts of Medicare at the Social Security office? We’ll explain why.
Day 4: Which Medicare Plans Do Your Doctors Accept?
Over 91% of all doctor participate in Original Medicare. All of these doctors will accept any Medigap plan. However, it is not the same with Medicare Advantage plans. Each doctor decides whether he or she will participate in Medicare Advantage plans.
We see so many people make the mistake of enrolling in Medicare coverage only to later find out their doctor doesn’t participate in their chosen plan. In this lesson, we’ll teach you the exact questions to ask your healthcare providers so that you can determine which types of Medicare supplemental coverage would be the best fit for you.
Day 5: Covering Your Medications
Part D is a voluntary drug coverage program, but if you fail to enroll when you are first eligible, you may end up paying costly late penalties later on. You can participate in two ways: either through a standalone Part D drug plan or one that is built into a Medicare Advantage plan.
We’ll discuss how to use Medicare’s free tools to find the Part D drug coverage that will be the most cost-effective for you.
Day 6: Your Medicare Supplemental Coverage
Perhaps the biggest decision you’ll face as new Medicare beneficiary is whether you will cover the gaps in your Medicare coverage with a Medicare Supplement plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. You can’t have both so it’s very important that you understand how each type of coverage works. They are very different. In this lesson, we’ll help you with the questions you need to ask yourself so that you can choose which route you’ll eventually go.
Ready to learn about Medicare? Sign up here:
*Want more personalized help? Call our hotline at 855-732-9055 or use the Contact Us form on the right side of each page to reach out for help. Any of my staff can explain Medicare to you by phone in terms that you understand. There is no fee for our help.