Confused About Medicare Options?

medicare_supplements_medicare_part_d_medicare_advantageMedicare Basics

Walton Insurance Group has been helping Jackson area residents navigate the Medicare basics for years. This is something we do – and we do it very well. We want to help you understand how we help fill the gaps once you turn 65. Even if you just had a birthday, if you are still confused, you can call here first!

Stay ahead of the Medicare decisions you need to make.

Q: Who is Medicare for?
A: Anyone close to turning 65 years old or anyone collecting social security due to disability.

Q: When should I begin?
A: Your “Initial Enrollment Period” begins three months prior to your 65th birthday and lasts for seven months.  For example, if your birthday is September 28, you are eligible for Medicare A and B on September 1.  Your initial election period starts on June 1 and ends on December 31.

Q: What are the plans?
A: 5 Plans to understand:

  • Part A (Hospital Insurance)
  • Part B (Medical Insurance)
  • Part C (Medicare Advantage)
  • Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage)
  • Medigap

Q: What if I am still working?
A: If you’re still working and have group health care, there are some very important items that need to be addressed.  For example, does your employer have under or over 20 employees?  The answer to this determines who pays primary and who pays secondary.

Q: How/Where do I begin?
A: Visit or contact the local Social Security office.

Other popular questions that we provide answers to:
Q:         I’m still working and have group health care.  Do I still need to enroll in Part A or Part B?
Q:         I am not collecting social security benefits at 65.  Do I need to enroll in Medicare?
Q:         Do I need Part D? What is the penalty?
Q:         What is the difference between Medigap and Medicare Advantage?

There are many variables that you need to consider when choosing Medicare plans and options.  Your insurance professionals at Walton Insurance Group can help you figure out what’s best for you. Speak with an agent today Click to Call.

Wendy Dreyer AThe above is an article written by our agent Wendy Dreyer for our 2016 Summer Quarterly Newsletter.  If you enjoyed this article, we would love to send you more like this! Visit the Newsletter Sign Up page and register today.

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