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What is Medicare?

What is Medicare?
Are approaching 65?  Or maybe you're retiring soon?  You've probably noticed your mailbox is getting full fast and soon you will receive an influx of calls from agents about Medicare secondary insurance.  It's important to research your options, but it can be very confusing when you have so much coming at you all at once.  Read this article to learn more. 

2018 Annual Election Period

Beginning October 1st through October 14th, MWG Senior Services prepares for the AEP by uploading the current medication worksheets you submitted and by comparing your current prescription drug plan (PDP) to your PDP for the upcoming year. These plans change every year and that is why we offer to review them annually, free of charge, for our Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage clients.

Medigap vs Medicare Supplement

Did you know that Medigap plans are also known as Medicare Supplements? That's right! These two terms are completely interchangeable. If you didn't already know that, it can be a little confusing because some guides refer to them as Medigap and others refer to them as Medicare Supplements.

MWG Senior Services Announces New Mutual of Omaha Plans

MWG Senior Services is excited to announce the new Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage Plan (MAPD) that will be offered by Mutual of Omaha. Mutual of Omaha has been in business since 1909 and is a well-known and respected company. The PDP plans will be available in all states, except New York, and the MAPD plan will be available in Bexar County in Texas (San Antonio area) for now.

877-759-5760 - Spoofing

Did you get a call from our number?  MWG Senior Services has been spoofed!

Spoofing is when someone imitates a phone number, so it looks like we are calling, when we did not.  Recently, someone spoofed our number pretending to be Medicare to obtain your personal information. Our direct line is 877-759-5760, which is the number they are calling from.  However, when we dial out, our local number starting with 601 will show up on your caller ID.  We have filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), but unfortunately, that’s all we can do.  We were told normally the scammers will use one number for a couple of days, then change to a different one.

What does your Medicare Supplement Agent do for you?

If you have a question about your policy, would your Medicare Supplement agent be available for you to call? Would your agent check your PDP plan EVERY year, free of charge?

Medicare Supplement Underwriting

Do you understand the requirements for changing your Medicare Supplement? Let me explain.  If you are not eligible for Open Enrollment or Guaranteed Issue, you’ll go through Medicare supplement underwriting.

Plan F vs Plan G

Do you ever feel like shopping for Medicare Supplements is like shopping for a cell phone plan? There are so many options to choose from, but when you try to compare one plan to another, inevitably you forget what you were looking for in the first place. Let's learn a little about the difference between Plan F vs Plan G!

Medicare Supplement Plan F

Understanding Medicare Supplement options can be confusing.  That’s why MWG Senior Services is dedicated to helping you navigate the Medicare maze!...

Best Medicare Supplement Plans 2018

With Medicare changing costs each year, most people are searching the Internet for the best Medicare Supplement plans 2018. Let's take a brief look at some of the differences between the best Medicare Supplement plans 2018.

2017 Medicare Open Enrollment

With the 2017 Medicare Open Enrollment just around the corner, I'm sure you've noticed an increase in Medicare advertisements on TV, billboards, and in the mail. With all of the advertisements, sometimes it's hard to know where to turn. Everyone claims that their plan is the one you need. Wouldn't you like to have someone you can talk to that will make a recommendation based on your specific needs? Typically, people come to us because they are inundated from all of the advertisements they've seen and they want us to educate them on how the different plans will affect them.

New Medicare Cards

As you may have heard, new Medicare cards are in the works for all Medicare eligible beneficiaries. New cards are mailing out between April 2018 and April 2019 to the address Medicare has on file for you. If you have moved or have a change of address, visit your online Social Security account at My Social Security Account. MWG Senior Services is available to help guide you through your transition to the new Medicare card.