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Welcome to the Ashford Insurance Medicare Blog. Here you will find News and Educational articles concerning Medicare, Medicare Insurance, Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C), Medicare Supplements (Medigap), Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage, Life Insurance, Eye & Dental Insurance, Burial Insurance, aging and senior Citizens.

Missed Your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period
Education

Missed Your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period?

If you missed your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) and need to enroll in Medicare, you will have to enroll during either a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) or the General Enrollment Period (GEP) to enroll in Part B or Premium Part A unless you have limited income and savings and are eligible for a Buy In.

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How to File a Grievance
Education

How to File a Grievance

If you are dissatisfied with your Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug plan for any reason, you can choose to file a grievance.

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What is a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
Education

What is a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit?

If you’ve had Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) for longer than 12 months, you can get a yearly “Wellness” visit to develop or update your personalized plan to help prevent disease and disability, based on your current health and risk factors.

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10 Costly Common Medicare Mistakes
AEP

10 Costly Common Medicare Mistakes

When it comes to Medicare, folks over the age of 50 wish they understood it better. Medicare is a key retirement decision, but it lacks support for seniors, leaving many overwhelmed and at risk of making costly, sometimes permanent mistakes.

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Dental Insurance Plans
Dental Insurance

4 Things That Happen If You Avoid the Dentist

Many people believe good oral care means they only need to brush their teeth once or twice each day, and floss once daily. While these are important actions, it’s also necessary to schedule regular dental appointments for a checkup and professional teeth cleaning.

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Medigap Plan A
Education

What’s a Medicare Supplement Plan A?

A Medicare Supplement Plan A, also known as Medigap plan A for short is an insurance plan that covers some of the out-of-pocket expenses associated with Medicare Part A and Part B coverage.

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2022 Medicare Costs
Education

2022 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2022 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts.

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Medicare Commercials
Education

Beware of Misleading TV Ads

It seems that nothing ever changes when it comes to hawking insurance to fill the gaps in Medicare coverage for seniors. The fervent sales pitches, the misinformation and the incomplete and deceptive information continue to proliferate. The problems are especially prevalent during Medicare’s open-enrollment period, which began Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

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