Early Retirement & Medicare

Can I Get Medicare if I Retire Early? Most folks qualify for Medicare at age 65. You can choose to retire early or late (or not at all), but it won’t change your eligibility date for Medicare. But what happens with Medicare if you go into early retirement? If you’re leaving the workforce before age […]
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Telemedicine in 2020

Medicare, COVID-19 and Telemedicine in 2020 COVID-19 has changed how we live, especially regarding Medicare. As the highest risk group for severe complications from COVID-19, seniors are encouraged to stay home and take additional safety precautions to protect themselves. Medicare and Medicare Advantage insurers are taking steps to keep enrollees as safe as possible during […]
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Your Medicare Benefit Tax Statement

Your Medicare Benefit Tax Statement The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010. Sometimes called “Obamacare,” the ACA requires Americans to maintain quality health insurance or pay penalties. The IRA waived the tax penalty in 2019. However, they still want to know about your health insurance coverage. Initially, in 2010 and 2011, there were some […]
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The Timing of Life Insurance

When is the best time to buy Guaranteed Life Insurance? Guaranteed life insurance policies are perfect for older adults. The beauty of these policies is that your acceptance is guaranteed! There are no medical questions involved, no doctor visits, no need to visit a lab for blood work, or blood pressure checks. Let’s discuss the options […]
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AEP vs. OEP – What’s the Difference?

Medicare AEP vs. OEP — What’s the Difference? Medicare’s AEP and OEP are distinct enrollment periods when Medicare beneficiaries can make important changes to their senior health insurance. As summer comes to a close and fall looms before us, it’s time to review your Medicare coverage. You’ll likely receive a letter from Medicare or your Medicare […]
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Are Medicaid and Medicare the same?

Are Medicaid and Medicare the Same Thing? In a word: No. Medicaid and Medicare are not the same. If Medicare and Medicaid are the same thing is a common question we get asked at CoverageCoach, so we’ll explore it here. The names of these programs are very similar, and they’re both government-funded programs. So it’s easy […]
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Does Medicare Have Asset Limits?

Does Medicare Have Asset Limits? No. You can have as many assets as you like and still qualify for Medicare coverage. Senior health insurance and Medicare topics can be complicated. And, the team at CoverageCoach understands! That’s why we provide honest, thoughtful answers to your most common Medicare questions. While Medicare has no asset limits, some […]
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Pros and Cons of Life Insurance

Pros and Cons: Why choose Guaranteed Life Insurance? Guaranteed issue life insurance is ideal for aging adults. It’s valuable for folks who have concerns about their eligibility or have been turned down for other life insurance due to health issues. But insurance is complicated. And nothing is perfect! The team at CoverageCoach is ready to provide […]
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Connection During COVID-19

The Value of Connection and Community During COVID-19 Human beings are social creatures. And, we all know the phrase “it takes a village.” Recently, we’ve learned that it takes a community to weather the storm of COVID-19! We need connection during COVID-19, now more than ever. If these unusual times have taught us anything, it’s […]
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Medicare and SilverSneakers

What is the SilverSneakers Program? The SilverSneakers program is a Medicare Advantage plan perk. This program is a senior workout program that you can personalize to your unique health and fitness goals. Best of all, it’s included for free with most Medicare Advantage plans! Using fitness programs like SilverSneakers may lower your healthcare costs in […]
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