The Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) / Annual Election Period (AEP) is an annual reminder to update your knowledge about Medicare so that you can make the most informed coverage choices going into the new year—and the newest edition of Medicare & You is one of the best resources at your disposal.
While most of the changes from one year to the next aren’t likely to affect you drastically, it is highly advisable to keep on top of any Medicare details that may require a change in your plans or budgeting for the new year.
The 2014 edition of Medicare & You is available now, and it’s something everyone on Medicare—or nearing Medicare eligibility—ought to have.
As the official US government Medicare handbook, Medicare & You provides an excellent overview of the entire Medicare program. The 2014 edition offers the most current information available on enrollment, Medicare options, coverage, payment obligations, and government programs designed to help pay certain costs. It also discusses your rights and protections as a Medicare enrollee.
You’ll learn about the different parts of Medicare, including Part A and Part B, and what’s covered by each. Equally importantly, you’ll learn what isn’t covered. The handbook lists a variety of services Medicare doesn’t cover, including cosmetic surgery, hearing aids, routine dental care, and long-term care. These are just a few of the gaps in Medicare coverage.
How to Fill the Gaps in Medicare
As Medicare & You states on page 56, “Medicare doesn’t cover everything.”
That’s why it’s so important to make sure the many gaps in your Medicare coverage are filled by affordable Medicare supplement insurance or Medicare Advantage coverage. MedicareMall has been in the Medicare plans business for over twenty years, and can provide the most current information to help you choose the Medicare plan most likely to serve you well in 2014.
Information is your best ally if you’re determined to make responsible healthcare decisions, and it’s important—especially during Medicare Open Enrollment—to be aware of any changes in Medicare that take place from year to year.
Order your copy of Medicare and You 2014
The 2014 edition of Medicare & You is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to Medicare services and a valuable resource to help you understand all Medicare has to offer in 2014.
To order a free paper copy of Medicare & You, visit the Medicare.gov Order Free Medicare Publications page and click “Order.” Other free Medicare-related publications are available for ordering at the same page.
If you have a question about Medicare that Medicare & You does not answer, visit the US government’s official Medicare website to find convenient links leading to a storehouse of up-to-date information about many aspects of Medicare coverage. To ensure you have the moneysaving coverage best tailored to your needs, contact MedicareMall today!
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