Medicare is simple as A, B, & D.

I learned to sing the alphabet before I learned to say it, and from that humble beginning, language opened up to me.

You can’t understand language without first understanding its alphabet.  Medicare has a language, and Medicare has an alphabet.  It begins with A, B, & D.  They are the three essential components of Medicare.

A is for Medicare Part A.  A covers the hospital 100% for 60 days but only after you pay a $1,260 deductible out of your pocket.  Ouch!  Part A is free because you paid for it during your working years.  Eligibility for A is 3 months before your 65th birthday, the month of your birthday, & three months after.  If you don’t enroll then, there will be a penalty.

B is for Medicare Part B.  B covers doctor visits and outpatient procedures, such as, blood work, x-rays, emergency room, ambulatory surgeries, walkers, wheel chairs, oxygen tanks, etc.  Part B does cost something.  Currently $104.90 per month.    Medicare Part B pays 80% of the costs.  Your portion is 20%.  Important fact about your 20% co-insurance is that there is no cap.  As long as the bills roll in, your money rolls out.  Bigger Ouch!  The penalty for late enrollment for Part B is 10% for every 12 month period.

The final letter is not C.  It’s D—D as in drugs.  Medicare Part D was started in 2006 after people complained about the crushing cost of medications.  Prescription drug plans are administered by private insurance companies approved by Medicare.  Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) can range in cost from $20–$50 per month with deductibles and co-pays.  There is a penalty for not enrolling in a Part D plan when you are eligible.  It accrues each month you are not enrolled and is permanently added to your Medicare premium when you do enroll.

Medical expense can be astronomical.  If the correct insurance is not in place with sufficient coverage, costs may surprise and overwhelm you.  Not following the eligibility requirements could result in surprise penalties and permanent costs from Medicare.  Call 402-614-3389 or email us at info@OmahaInsuranceSolutions.com for a free consultation to make sure all your letters are in place.

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Tom V.

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My wife is getting ready to retire and She was getting so frustrated with all the agents just wanting to sell their companies’ plans. I went to Chris when I retired so I gave him a call to set up an appointment for my wife. Chris took the time to present all retirement plans. he explained all the pros and cons of each plan and let us decide on the plan that best suited her needs. My wife, Maxine, was very happy with the choices Chris presented & explained and put her at ease about the plan choice. Chris and his team are Very Very good and we will recommend Omaha Insurance Solutions to anyone who is getting ready to retire. Chris and his team do an excellent job of getting through the Medicare Mayhem!

Judy M.

I was referred to Chris by my financial advisor. I met with 2 other agents who just wanted to sell me ‘their’ plan. Chris took the time to explain the Medicare Advantage plans and the supplements with all their ‘letters’. He gave me peace of mind, knowing that I will probably have the best health insurance coverage I’ve ever had. I thank Chris for being a big part of this first chapter in my retirement!