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Podcast Ep. #7: Medicare - Eligibility, Enrollment, and Beyond

Podcast Ep. #7: Medicare - Eligibility, Enrollment, and Beyond

December 20, 2023

Hello, and welcome to another episode of The Live Greater View, where we demystify complex topics and bring you expert insights. Today's episode is a crucial one, especially for our listeners approaching the age of 65 or helping loved ones navigate the intricate landscape of Medicare.

In this episode, we've invited a special guest, Emily O'Halloran from MP Group, a seasoned professional in the realm of Medicare education and enrollment. Together, we'll unravel the mysteries of Medicare eligibility, enrollment, and the critical decisions individuals face as they turn 65.

Key Points to be Covered:

• The foundational elements of Medicare: Understanding Part A and Part B

• The historical context of Medicare and its evolution over the years

• The significance of planning before turning 65 to maximize options

• Eligibility criteria and considerations for staying on an employer group plan

• The two major Medicare coverage options: Medicare supplements (Medigap) and Medicare Advantage

• Pros and cons of Medicare supplements vs. Medicare Advantage

• The importance of understanding Medicare Advantage network limitations

• The impact of travel on Medicare coverage, both within and outside the United States

• Navigating the complexities of Medicare Part D and the Wild West of prescription drug plans

• Recent changes in coverage for weight loss drugs and their implications for Medicare beneficiaries Practical Takeaways for Listeners:

• Gain clarity on the fundamental components of Medicare, demystifying its intricacies.

• Understand the trade-offs between Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans.

• Recognize the critical importance of planning well before turning 65.

• Navigate the nuances of travel coverage under different Medicare plans.

• Stay informed about recent changes in Medicare coverage for prescription drugs.

We'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or thoughts related to financial planning or any topics covered in this episode, reach out to us at vlpfa.com. Let's connect and create a path to a brighter financial future together. So, without further ado, let's dive into this enlightening episode with Emily O'Halloran as we unravel the complexities of Medicare. Stay tuned!