January 1 to February 14, 2015 marks the annual Medicare Advantage disenrollment period. During this time a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan may leave their plan and return to Original Medicare. If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you will have until February 14 to also join a Medicare Prescription…

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How Medicare Works with Other Insurance If you have Medicare and other health insurance or coverage, each type of coverage is called a “payer.” When there’s more than one payer, “coordination of benefits” rules decide which one pays first. The “primary payer” pays what it owes on your bills first, and then sends the rest…