This guide to the important “game” of Medicare will help you swing and putt your way through the complex journey, hopefully aiming you in the right direction. We will highlight some pro-tips, sand traps, water hazards, out-of-bounds areas and preventable bogeys to prepare you for this adventure. This information will help you know which “club” to use at every stage of the course!
Trying something new can be scary. Trying to understand all of the rules surrounding your Medicare benefits as a new enrollee can be downright frightening! In this presentation we review some of the “oops” and “gotchas” of Medicare for first time enrollees. Topics include:
• Enrollment window and associated penalties
• What happens if you’ve already claimed Social Security
• Coordinating Health Savings Accounts with Medicare
• IRMAA – what it is and what creates income that gets you there
• International travel and cruising for trouble
• Medicare scams
Read our Q1 2021 newsletter where we focus on retirement and “the golden years.” Specifically, our CEO Rick Manske opens with some Medicare and longevity guidance. We have three articles on Social Security, from how it fits into your retirement plan to how and when to apply. Our director of tax services gives guidance on downsizing. Our chief investment officer discusses retirement income. Our financial planning manager outlines question to ask to determine if you might need a care manager. And lastly, we celebrate internal news from new hires to recent promotions and awards.