Have you received your new Medicare card yet?  Get the facts here –

1.  Mailing takes time – yours may arrive at a different time from your neighbor;
2.  Destroy your old Medicare card – start using your new card right away;
3.  Guard your card – only give your new card to doctors, pharmacists and the like;
4.  Your Medicare number is unique – just like you!  No more Social Security number on the card;
5.  Your new card is paper – and you can print a new one if you need to;
6.  Keep your new card with you – carry for convenience;
7.  Your doctor knows it’s coming – and will ask to see it;
8.  You can find your number – forget your card?  Your doctor may be able to look online;
9.  Keep your Medicare Advantage card – in an Advantage plan?  Use the Plan ID card;
10.  Questions?  Cards arriving by April 2019 – call 1-800-MEDICARE with questions.
taken from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid January 2018


Question for the month?  From our reader “Sam”:  I’m turning 65 soon and plan to keep on working.  I like my job and they offer pretty good benefits that I don’t have to pay for.  My golf buddy says I have to get Part B, but I don’t want to have to pay the extra cost.  What should I do?

Answer:  Sam – check with your Human Resources Department.  Generally speaking, if your current employer has more than 20 FT employees & offer health benefits to you, then you don’t need to sign up for Medicare Part B; when you do decide to retire, you’ll have 8 months to enroll in Part B penalty free.  Enjoy the money you save on Part B to play golf!

Call, click or come in today – you’ll be glad you did!

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Mediare.gov or 800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.