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    Medicare Basics

    Dual Special Needs/Dual Eligible

    The Relationship Between FMOs, Licensed Insurance Agents, and Insurance Carriers

    At Advocate Health Advisors we often receive questions about our relationship to insurance companies and how we, as an FMO, help your local insurance...

    2022 Medicare & You Handbook

    With the 2021 Medicare Annual Election Period right around the corner, it's time for this year's edition of the Medicare & You Handbook. This...

    The Basics of Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible Plans

    Many people are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, and those that are  may be eligible for a Special Needs Plan. Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) are a type of Medicare Advantage plan designed to meet the...

    Popular Medicare Supplement Plans

    Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans can help you cover the gaps in Original Medicare, but many Medicare beneficiaries have difficulty deciding which Medigap plan is...

    Dental, Vision, And Hearing Coverage

    Most Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plans offer coverage for dental, vision, and hearing care in addition to also providing the same benefits as...

    Compare Medicare Options

    While Medicare can provide great healthcare coverage, it can be difficult to understand all of the options available. Making the right decision, however, is...

    What Medicare Part D Covers

    If you are thinking of signing up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, then you probably know that Original Medicare (Medicare Part...

    How Medicare Agents Are Paid

    As professional independent insurance agents, our job is to provide you with a trustworthy opinion on different Medicare plans available in your area. Our agency is partnered with a variety of insurance carriers, and we strive to not be biased or show favoritism to any single company.

    Choosing a Medicare Plan

    If you are approaching retirement age, or you’ve recently been diagnosed with a qualifying disability, you may be considering applying for Medicare benefits. If you will be receiving Medicare benefits, you must choose which plan you want to get your benefits through. Your options include the standard Original Medicare plan and Medicare Advantage plans. You can also choose from Medigap plans and Part D prescription drug coverage, but those plans are supplementary. Here’s what you need to know to choose the best Medicare plan.

    Medicare Eligibility

    To enroll in Medicare, you must meet the eligibility requirements, which include factors regarding your age, if you have a disability or receive disability benefits, or have certain health conditions. If you are unsure about your eligibility, no worries! We’re here to explain that all to you.

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