Choosing a Medicare plan is a big decision for your health. When it comes to finding the right Medicare plan for you, consider talking to your doctor about your health needs.
Choosing a plan
We’re in a digital age! Get a few insider tips and tricks about how to shop for the right Medicare plan, all on your computer.
There are certain times when you can sign up for Medicare. Learn when you’re eligible to enroll and how to switch plans if you need to.
Take this worksheet with you to help you pick the best Medicare plan for you.
Take your Medicare plan with you, wherever you go. Find the right plan for your travel plans.
Mark your calendars! Here are the dates you need to know for Annual Enrollment Period.
You know the term “one-stop shop?” Well, you can think of a combined Medicare medical and prescription drug plan the same way.
Not all surprises are good, especially at the pharmacy counter. Get tips for saving money on your medicines this year.
Just like gas stations, pharmacies charge different amounts for the same medicine. Get tips for how to find the best price on your medicines.
Not all vaccines or shots are covered by your Medicare plan. Get to know what’s covered, so you don’t end up with a surprise bill.
Understanding how your prescription drug coverage works will help save you money. I’ll break down drug tiers, formularies and more.
Learn all about Medicare Prescription drug coverage (Part D).
Medicare Part D is kind of like a donut. It includes a hole, or coverage gap.
Before buying your grandchild a birthday gift from the store, you might check online to see if you can find a better deal. Did you know you can do the same for your prescription medicine?
If you’re 50 or older, don’t put this off – even if you’re healthy. Here’s why.
You’ve done everything together. Should signing up for a Medicare plan with your spouse be any different? The short answer? Yes.
Here are some basic facts to get you started learning about Medicare and what it covers.
What to know about Medicare when you’re 65 and still working.
If you’re not happy with your Medicare plan, you can switch to a different one.
What’s the benefit of actually filling out all those Medicare surveys you receive? Besides helping the service itself, the survey can actually benefit you and your own health!
We’ve all gotten them, but have you filled one out? There are four main Medicare surveys sent out each year. Read about them and why you might consider responding.
How can you prepare yourself to find the right Medicare plan? Take a look at our 7-step checklist and we’ll walk you through it.
Preventive care visits can help find issues early on. Learn what’s covered by your Medicare plan and how often you should go in for checkups.
New to Medicare? Take advantage of your Welcome to Medicare visit. Learn what to expect and when to schedule it.
Deciding between Original Medicare and a private Medicare plan? Here are four reasons why a private health plan may be a better fit.
What exactly is a health insurance network, and why does my health plan want me to use theirs? Find out what the benefits are to using a health insurance network.
Take this quick quiz to find out.
Yes, there are special Medicare Advantage plans just for snowbirds! Make sure you’re covered before you take off.
Medicare Advantage plans combine all your Medicare benefits in one plan. Find out how they’re different from Medicare Supplement Insurance.
Some Medicare Advantage plans offer $0 premiums. Learn what that means and how health care companies are able to offer these low monthly premiums.
When people hear about Medicare plans with $0 premiums, they usually want to know more. Learn the answers to some of the most common questions.
The bad news is there are such things as Medicare penalties. The good news? You can easily avoid them.
Do you help a parent or loved one manage their Medicare and doctors’ visits? These top tips for caregivers can help make the process a little easier on everyone involved.
Your Medicare dictionary: Medicare enrollment to the donut hole and everything in between [Flashcards]
Navigating Medicare is a lot easier when you know the language. These 10 terms are a must to memorize before and after you enroll.
You never know when you or a loved one might need care at home. Here’s what you need to know about Medicare home health care.
Find out what you can expect at these local informational meetings and a few surprising things you might get out of them.
Avoid surprises next year by taking the time to review your Annual Notice of Changes in the fall.
The differences between Medicare and Social Security can get fuzzy. Learn what they have in common and what separates them.
No, but Medicare Advantage plans do. Out-of-pocket maximums are designed to protect you from high health care costs. Here’s how they work.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Learn how Medicare covers mental health care services so you know what’s available to you.
Learn about Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Part C).
Medicare Part D plans cover outpatient prescription drugs. Choose from a standalone plan or drug coverage included in a Medicare health plan. Which one’s right for you?
The pneumococcal vaccine is important for people 65 and older – HealthPartners geriatric medicine specialist Dr. von Sternberg explains why.
Learn about the coverage, network and managed care in HMO, HMO-POS and PPO plans
Learn how Medicaid and Medicare work together to help pay for health care and drug costs.
Learn about Medicare enrollment periods and how to sign up for Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
Document your health care wishes and choose someone to speak for you when you can’t act on your own
Using your plan
Mount Rushmore on your bucket list? Dreaming of the Eiffel Tower in spring time? Learn how you can take your Medicare plan with you.
If you had the chance to improve your health for free, would you take it? Good news – your chance is here! Medicare covers many preventive services, also called wellness services, designed to help you stay healthy.
What happens when you get sick, but aren’t in your home state? What clinics and services are covered in your Medicare plan? Review some tips for planning your trip and ways to find a clinic near you.
Keeping track of your health insurance information can be tough. Luckily, you can sign up for an online health insurance account to make life easier.
Grief is a normal part of aging. Learn causes, symptoms and tips to cope.
Put together an exercise routine that includes strength, posture, balance and cardio training
Stay in shape with programs like Silver&Fit® or SilverSneakers®
Boost brain health with exercise, memory games, social time and the best foods for your mind.
Prevent elderly falls and injuries by taking fall precautions and having a safety plan
Thanks to my Medicare plan, my care and coverage coordination was simple and affordable – and they helped me get back to doing the things I love.
My doctor is not in the network for my new Medicare plan. Help me decide about making a change.
I get the question “Is this covered?” all the time. Get tips to figure out what’s covered by your Medicare plan.
Take time to check in on your health, just like you would check in on your car. Read more about why this matters for preventive care.