The lingering cold weather is slowly warming up, which can only mean one thing: Spring has sprung! Spring is a great time to reset physically and mentally, so we have prepared some easy explanatory Medicare materials for you to review to make sure you are informed throughout the rest of the year. Staying informed about your health is a year-round responsibility, and as we age it is important for us to educate ourselves on the programs and care options we can utilize.
As you may know, Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides coverage for seniors aged 65 and older, as well as for certain individuals with disabilities. Medicare, through the years, has incorporated certain updates and changes to ensure that it is consistently working to promote the health of seniors as impactfully as possible, including the addition of different aspects, or “parts” to the program. Making sure you are knowledgeable about the Medicare program is important, as it can help you make decisions about which plan is right for you. Many people have heard about Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D, but don’t know what they necessarily mean. Medicare Today’s helpful infographic, provided below, highlights each fundamental aspect of the Medicare program and what each part of the program does.
Another helpful resource we want to highlight for seniors is a Medicare 101 informative video, which you can watch here, and see below. Take a minute to watch this short video, which gives a helpful snapshot of the Medicare program, what it does, and how it works. Warmer weather usually means busier schedules, and helpful explainer videos can be a great resource for getting the information you need quickly and efficiently. For more Medicare related video content click here.
Before we know it, the fall open enrollment period will be here, and it will be time to make changes or adjustments to our Medicare plans. Planning early and choosing the right plan for you based on your needs is very important, and brushing up on Medicare resources is a helpful way to prepare. You can enter the Spring season with an extra pep in your step knowing you are informed about the Medicare program!