Navigating the Maze of Medicare

Navigating the Maze of Medicare

Bill Hildebrandt, agent with Independence Marketing Group has been working with Medicare beneficiaries since 2010 and really enjoys helping people understand Medicare.  He offers his advice in helping make important decisions about healthcare. “You’re going to need more information than what you’ll find within the five pounds of unsolicited junk mail piling up on your kitchen table each year around October – you’re going to need to know about ALL of your options,” Bill said.

1)  What Medicare agents are – and what they are NOT

2)  The origin, structure, and costs of Original Medicare

3)  Do I really HAVE to sign up for Medicare, and if so, when?

4)  What optional plans are available that would help me control my out-of-pocket costs?

5)  Can I change my Medicare plan if I don’t like it?  When?

6)  What happens if I move to another city?  Does Medicare automatically follow me?

7)  Is there financial assistance available to help pay for Original Medicare and the optional plans?

8)  Closing comments

9)  Q & A


Additional Resources

Medicare – A Quick Look 

Medicare – Welcome to Medicare 2020

Medicare & You 2020

Medigap Plan Matrix 2020

Medicare – Staying Healthy