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Your Guide to Health Insurance & Discounts

Medicare Decision Making Steps

The closer you get to turning 65, the more you should think about your Medicare-Related Options and what steps you need to take before deciding if it’s the right time to enroll.

Every step will come with more questions and possibilities that are important to figure out, so give yourself enough time to do the research.



Medicare Supplement

Medicare Supplement Insurance offers supplemental insurance coverage for those enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B.

Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage is Medicare Part C and often includes Part D prescription drug coverage in one plan.

Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D is a stand-alone prescription drug plan (PDP) that can help to cover the cost of your medications.



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