Fall is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to explore their options regarding traditional Medicare, Part D prescription drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans.  The Annual Coordinated Election Period (ACEP) starts on October 15th and ends on December 7th. This means that Medicare beneficiaries have to analyze their options and make choices by December … Read more

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently rolled out a web-based resource for employers to help them assist employees with obtaining information about transitioning to Medicare coverage.  This resource is part of a broader, concerted effort on the part of CMS and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to improve the information available to … Read more

The Center for Medicare Advocacy (the Center) is experiencing an increase in inquiries about obtaining health insurance coverage under COBRA, the Consolidated Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985.[1]  This higher volume is likely related to the large number of employees moving into their 60s and seeking an understanding of their rights in retirement.  This CMA Alert … Read more