WELCOME TO MEDICARE!

If you’re approaching the age of 65 or have just turned 65-years old, you have no doubt been inundated with various advertising telling you to enroll in Medicare Advantage or choose a Medicare supplemental plan. Navigating the seas of Medicare information can seem rather overwhelming, but we take the time to get to know you and go over ALL your options.  With SafetyNet Insurance Group on your side, you can sail off into your golden years well-prepared and worry-free!

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Simple To Understand Guidance & Plans

Are you so confused about Medicare you're not even sure where to start?  The good news is, YOU'VE ALREADY STARTED by taking the initiative to learn about your options.  Fortunately for you, we've been specializing in Medicare for over 15+ years and WE KNOW MEDICARE!  We also know how to break this overly complicated topic into simple, bit-sized pieces that are simple to understand with "step-by-step" instructions - no technical savvy required! 

The Basics of Medicare!  Click each tab to learn how Medicare works...

4 Steps To Setting Up Medicare
Coverage & Cost
3 Medicare Options, Which is Right For You?
When Can I Enroll or Make Changes?
4 Steps To Setting Up Medicare

4-SIMPLE STEPS TO SETTING UP YOUR MEDICARE

Apply for Medicare Part A & Part B. 

You can apply online here OR

You can call 800-772-1213 to apply OR

Find your nearest social security office here 

Click here to book an appointment with Tracy to go over your 3 Medicare options and your Part D prescription drug coverage options.  Please have your list of providers and medications ready.

Once you receive your new Medicare ID card, you can click here to book your final appointment with Tracy to complete your application.  We will need some information off the card for this appointment. 

On the day of your appointment, we will only need about 30 minutes to complete your application.  Please have your red, white & blue Medicare card ready. 

THAT'S IT, WELCOME TO MEDICARE!

Coverage & Cost

THE 4 PARTS OF MEDICARE

Part of Medicare

What it Covers

Coverage For Inpatient:

Hospital Stay

Skilled Nursing Care

Hospice

Home Care

Network

Network:     

Any hospital that accepts Medicare patients

Cost

Cost Monthly: 

Free for most people

(see what you'll pay)

Cost For Services: 

You will pay the first $1,408 of all Part A charges each year.     


Coverage For Outpatient:

Provider Visits

Surgery

Lab Tests

Medical Equipment

Wellness Exams

Network: 

Any provider that accepts Medicare patients

No referral necessary

Cost Monthly: 

$144.60 per month for most people.  (see what you'll pay)

Cost For Services: 

You will pay the first $198 plus 20% of all Part B charges each year.   


Coverage For:

Inpatient 

Outpatient

Dental (select plans only)

Vision (select plans only)

Prescriptions

& More

Network: 

You will need to stay within the plan's network of providers and some plans will require an assigned PCP and a referral to see a specialist.

Cost Monthly: 

$0 - $55 per month 

(see what you'll pay)

Cost For Services: 

Deductibles (varies by plan)

Co-pay's (varies by plan)

Co-insurance (varies by plan)  

Maximum out of pocket protection.


Coverage For:

Prescriptions Drugs.  Part D (PDP) Drug Plans each have their own list of drugs they cover.

Network

You will have access to preferred pharmacies, standard pharmacies & mail order pharmacies.

Cost Monthly: 

Plans start at $16+ per month, average is $38 per month.

(see what you'll pay)

Cost For Medications: 

$435 Deductible

Co-pays will vary depending on the medication.   


3 Medicare Options, Which is Right For You?

Which Option Is Best For You?

When you first become eligible for Medicare you generally have three options to choose from.  Talk to your broker about which one fits you best.  You'll need to consider your overall health and family history as well as things like medications, providers, your risk tolerance and of course, your budget!  Scroll down to learn more about each option or click the blue button and set a good time for us to discuss your unique situation.    
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OPTION 1 - ORIGINAL MEDICARE ONLY

Average Cost FREE for Most People

$144.60 Per Month for Most People

$38 Average Cost for Most People

OPTION 2 - ORIGINAL MEDICARE + MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT

Average Cost FREE for Most People

$144.60 Per Month for Most People

$36 Average Cost for Most People

Average Cost $55 - $250 Per Month

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OPTION 3 - MEDICARE PART C - MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN

Medicare Advantage plans often include your hospital, medical & prescription coverage all rolled into one plan.  In some areas, these plans can also include benefits like....

Dental, Vision, Hearing, Over-The-Counter Pharmacy Credit, Gym Memberships, Transportation & More

Average Cost: $0-$55 per month (you must still pay your Part B monthly premium)

When Can I Enroll or Make Changes?

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT & DISENROLLMENT PERIODS

Annual Election Period

October 15th 
through
December 7th

Anyone with Medicare can apply for a new plan or make a change to their current plan.

Open Enrollment Period

January 1st
through
March 31st

Those with MA plans can make a one-time election to another MA Plan or go back to Original Medicare.

Initial Enrollment Period

Depends
on
Eligibility

3 months prior to your 65th birthday, the month of your 65th birthday and 3 months after.

General Enrollment Period

January 1st
through
March 31st

Anyone who has missed their initial enrollment period (IEP) can enroll in Medicare at this time.  Plans start July 1st.  Fines may apply.

Special Enrollment Period

Depends
on
Eligibility

If you lost other creditable coverage, moved out of your plan area or had other life changes, you may qualify for a SEP.  Click here for rules.

Disenrollment Period

January 1st
through
February 14th

This is when you can disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare. 

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