Medicare is the primary health plan for most people age 65 and older. Whether you are new to Medicare, or have been on it for years, it can be overwhelming. The rules, the exemptions, the deadlines, and the list goes on. Add to that figuring out Parts A, B, C and D! Do not feel bad if you need assistance navigating through it all.
Open Enrollment occurs October 15 – December 7, and that is your only opportunity to make changes for the upcoming coverage year, in this case, 2023. It is important to know your options, and seek our help if you need it. Medicare.gov gives a comprehensive overview that should answer many of your questions.
At the Madison Senior Center we are offering a Medicare 101 class on Monday, October 16, 10:00 – 11:00 am. This is led by a representative from Humana insurance, but we are not suggesting that you should purchase anything extra unless you need it. The information presented will focus on eligibility, coverage, enrollment periods and when to consider a supplemental insurance policy. If you decide that you need one, shop around. There are many options to choose from.
NewBridge case managers will be at the Madison Senior Center to answer Medicare questions on Madison on October 27, November 7 and 28, and December 5. Call NewBridge at 608-512-0000 to schedule an appointment.