Category Archives: Medicare

26% of Americans Misunderstand Medicare — and It Could Ruin Their Retirement

When you’re saving for retirement, it’s imperative to consider all costs you’re likely to incur in your later years. Unfortunately, just over a quarter of Americans are laboring under a major misconception about Medicare that’s preventing them from doing that. … Continue reading

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Four Ways to slash your Medicare costs in Retirement

Worried about the price of healthcare later in life? Here are a few easy ways to keep your expenses under Medicare to a minimum. Many seniors who enroll in Medicare are shocked to learn that it’s far from free. In fact, … Continue reading

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Nearly 6 in 10 elderly Medicare recipients concerned about healthcare costs.

At NorthWest Medicare Solutions, We have the experience and knowledge to help you make informed Medicare healthcare decisions. Elderly Americans are worried about their ability to afford healthcare. That’s the result of a new survey of U.S. adults aged 65 … Continue reading

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How to Select the Best Medicare Advantage Plan in 2021

As we approach Medicare’s Annual Election Period for 2021, you will undoubtedly receive a truckload of brochures offering the BEST Medicare Advantage plan. So what is the best Medicare Advantage plan? The best Medicare Advantage plan is generally the one … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage & AEP overview for 2021

Medicare Advantage plans were created under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. These plans are commonly called Part C of Medicare. Some doctor’s offices call them replacement plans, more on that below. Advantage plans for … Continue reading

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Is it Mandatory to Sign up for Medicare at age 65?

Many people who are still working wonder whether it is mandatory to sign up for Medicare at age 65.  Not knowing the proper answer could cost you, literally. So, is it mandatory to sign up for Medicare at age 65? Many people … Continue reading

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Why is signing up for Medicare overwhelming?

It seems, for those turning 65, Medicare can be overwhelming. The more you read about Medicare, the less sense it seems to make. It’s overwhelming and people just quit. We don’t have a good answer to why it’s so difficult … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage appeals if your skilled nursing facility is ending

If you are receiving care from a hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF), Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF), hospice, or home health agency and are told that your Medicare Advantage Plan will no longer pay for your care (meaning that you will be discharged), you have the right to a fast … Continue reading

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Seniors laid off? You need to file your “life changing event” Part B form.”

If you’re a senior recently that has just been laid off due to coronavirus, you’ll be making Medicare decisions if your losing employer-provided health insurance. Let’s take a moment to understand why your part B premiums could be so high … Continue reading

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Medicare Won’t Pay for These Six Things

Most seniors love their Medicare coverage. Even though Medicare is a bit different from most employer health plans, 9 in 10 seniors are happy with their health care options. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Medicare doesn’t … Continue reading

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