Medicare Resources & Help
Medicare Made Simple
Medicare Solutions seeks to make your Medicare experience as transparent and simple as possible. We walk you through the entire enrollment process, explaining when the Open Enrollment Period begins, the Special Enrollment Periods, and when you might face late penalties (and how to avoid them). You’ll learn when eligibility begins and we even walk you through the application process. When it’s time to choose your plan, Medicare Solutions walks you through your plan options to help you decide which plan is right for your healthcare needs.
Our Medicare 101 section teaches you how to travel with Medicare, whether you choose Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage. Find the answers to all of your most common questions on our FAQ page. Here you learn what the donut hole is and what it costs you, plus what kind of medical supplies your Medicare plan covers. Finally, learn how to decipher common Medicare jargon on our Glossary page.
Enrolling in Medicare
In your introduction to Medicare, you need to understand the numerous variables in the Medicare enrollment process. How do you enroll? Who is eligible? When does the Open Enrollment Period begin? Are there penalties for enrolling late? How does Medicare Advantage work? Medicare Solutions helps answer each of these questions, walking you through the application process, as well as how to determine eligibility. We explain possible late penalties and how to avoid them, plus look at open enrollment dates and Special Enrollment Periods. When enrolling in Medicare, you find answers to all of your basic Medicare questions.
How to Pick Your Plan
Choosing your Medicare plan can be very confusing. Each plan has its own benefits and costs, and even its own set of rules governing enrollment. How do you know which plan is right for you? Do you need a Medicare supplement plan? What about a drug plan? Medicare Solutions walks you through all of your Medicare plan options, taking you through the ABC’s of Medicare to find the right plan for you.
Does Medicare travel well? What happens if you take a cruise? What happens when you travel within the U.S. versus traveling abroad? Medicare Solutions helps you understand how travel affects your health care and Medicare coverage, and whether there’s a difference between traveling with Original Medicare and traveling with Medicare Advantage.
The Medicare Solutions Medicare FAQ page answers some of the most common questions people have about Medicare. Does Medicare cover medical equipment? What’s the Medicare donut hole? Is Medicare the same thing as Medicaid? What about preventive care, does Medicare cover that? We let you know what plans cover what kind of medical supplies, what costs you can expect from the donut hole (and when it ends), and help you compare the benefits of Medicare Advantage with those of Original Medicare.
Glossary of Definitions
Learn the definitions of over seven dozen Medicare terms in the Medicare Solutions Glossary page, where we offer definitions of common medical terms and how they relate to Medicare. If you’re ever unsure what a term means during your Medicare research, this page clarifies exactly what Medicare means by preventive care, hospice, balance billing, and so much more.