Should You Enroll in Medicare if You Are Still Working?

Medicare QuestionsLike most answers that involve Medicare, it depends.

 

The Basics
Let us start with the Medicare basics. When you turn 65, you become eligible for Medicare. Upon turning 65, you have a seven-month window to enroll in Medicare that begins three months before you turn 65, the month you turn 65 and ends three months after you turn 65. If you do not enroll in Medicare during that time, you may face a lifetime of late enrollment penalties unless you have other creditable coverage. (more…)

Medicare and Second Opinions

What is a second opinion?

Check Your Medical RecordsA second opinion is when you talk with a doctor other than your regular doctor to get another opinion on a particular health problem and their treatment options. (more…)

Check Your Medical Records for Errors

Check Your Medical RecordsRecently I needed to see a specialist for a medical problem I was experiencing. After several visits, the problem was resolved and I am now good as new. After the first visit, the doctor’s office sent an invitation to create an account on their website where I would be able to check appointments, view conditions, and medications, and send and receive messages. (more…)

Veterans Day

Thank You Veterans

A “Veteran” – whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve – is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including their life. (more…)