Join Jae Oh and me as we discuss Alabama in our state-by-state analysis of the various Medicare options in each state.
Over the course of these episodes, we’ll discuss Traditional Medicare, Traditional Medicare with Part D and Medigap, i.e., Medicare Supplements, and Medicare Part C, i.e., Medicare Advantage.
Jae Oh, CFP, is an expert contributor on www.mymedicareanswers.com, a website powered by Humana, one of the nation’s largest carriers of Medicare plans. Mr. Oh is the author of a top-rated, top-selling book on Medicare, titled Maximize Your Medicare (2018 Edition): Understanding Medicare, Protecting Your Health, and Minimizing Costs, available in print and ebook formats.
Medicare is NOT my area of expertise. Not in any stretch of the imagination. But after talking with Jae Oh from maximizeyourmedicare.com, I realized I really needed to up my game in understanding this most important issue.
Medicare for Beginners
After all, EVERYONE will use Medicare. And, unfortunately, if they don’t sign up correctly, their upside risk could easily bankrupt them.
So, in this video I look at a Blue Cross Blue Shield document which goes over some real basic Medicare information.
Part A is the building you use for care, essentially. Part B – The services you receive in that building, to include skilled nursing care. Part C – is Medicare Advantage plans which MUST provide you an out of pocket maximum Part D – prescription drug coverage Medicare Supplements – Medigap coverage
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield provides a nice example too that we go through to show you the risk and how a plan may minimize that risk to you.
If you are like me and completely ignorant about how Medicare works, this video is a good starting point.