How is the GEP different this year?

January 16, 2023

Dear Marci,

I missed my Initial Enrollment Period so am now planning to enroll this month during the General Enrollment Period. I’ve been hearing conflicting information about it from my family and friends, though. Has the General Enrollment Period changed?

-Rob (Indianapolis, IN)

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How are drug costs changing in 2023?

January 2, 2023

Dear Marci,

I think my Part D premium is going up in 2023, which I expected. But I’ve also heard that everyone with Medicare might be saving money on drug costs because of recent legislation. How are drug costs changing in 2023?

-Jean-Claude (New York, NY)

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How does TRICARE for Life work with Medicare?

November 21, 2022

Dear Marci,

I am retired from the military and am turning 65 soon. I believe I must enroll in Medicare, even though I have TRICARE benefits. How does TRICARE for Life work with Medicare?

-Jaime (Salt Lake City, UT)

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How do I change my Part D plan?

October 24, 2022

Dear Marci,

I recently got a letter in the mail saying my Part D premium is increasing next year. I found a different plan that covers my medications for a lower premium, but I’m not sure what to do next. How do I change my Part D plan now?

-Theodore (Selmer, TN)

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How do I compare Part D plans?

October 10, 2022

Dear Marci,

I have Original Medicare and a Part D plan. I’m considering changing my Part D plan this Medicare Open Enrollment Period. How can I compare Part D plans?

-Mina (Walla Walla, WA)

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How do I choose a Medicare Advantage Plan?

September 26, 2022

Dear Marci,

I’ve had Original Medicare for a few years, but I’m planning to join a Medicare Advantage Plan during Fall Open Enrollment this year. How should I choose a Medicare Advantage Plan when there are so many options?

-Rhonda (Spring, TX)

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What is Fall Open Enrollment?

September 12, 2022

Dear Marci,

I just enrolled in Medicare a few months ago, and now I am hearing about Fall Open Enrollment coming up. What is Fall Open Enrollment, and what should do I do during this time?

-Patty (Providence Forge, VA)

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How do I switch between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan?

August 29, 2022

Dear Marci, 

I currently have Original Medicare and am considering switching to a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan. I am worried I will regret it and want to switch back, though… Is it easy to switch between the two? How would I switch between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage again in the future? 

-Mathilda (Wasilla, AK) 

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Should I choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan?

August 15, 2022

Dear Marci,

I have Original Medicare but have been seeing a lot of ads for Medicare Advantage Plans that seem great. I don’t want to fall for just good marketing, though. Are Medicare Advantage Plans better than Original Medicare? How should I choose?

-Lauren (Chicago, IL)

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Does Medicare cover long-term care?

August 1, 2022

Dear Marci,

As my spouse and I grow older, it has been more difficult for me to help take care of him. It would be really helpful to have an aide come to our home and help with his personal care. Does Medicare cover long-term care?

-Remi (Point Marion, PA)

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