Maximize Your Medicare
(2014 Edition)

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About the Book

The 2014 Edition has been updated to include how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as "Obamacare," will affect certain Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

Medicare affects almost every adult in the U.S. More than 51,000,000 are currently enrolled, and more than 10,000 are turning 65 years old every day, which means that it is a guarantee that you, or someone you know, are directly affected by Medicare.  Medicare is frequently misunderstood for many reasons, and it is very difficult to distinguish the differences among alternatives, and identify which aspects may affect you. Maximize Your Medicare is a book that addresses these misunderstandings, so you can understand the key factors to consider. 

Maximize Your Medicare explains:

  • What Medicare is, how/when to enroll
  • What Medicare covers, and what it may not
  • How prescription drug benefits work under Medicare Part D
  • How Medicare Advantage and Medigap work with Medicare
  • How Employer-provided plans are changing and what to do

Maximize Your Medicare includes examples of real-life cases. These examples are called This Happens.  They highlight the choices and misunderstandings that Medicare-eligible encounter, and consequences when someone doesn't carefully consider the choices they face.

Maximize Your Medicare points out pitfalls to avoid. There is an enormous amount of advice and advertisements regarding Medicare.  Maximize Your Medicare points out what is treasure, and what trouble to avoid. Maximize Your Medicare is written so that everyone can understand, and for one simple reason: facts are not answers.

Maximize Your Medicare offers tips on how to get extra benefits and shows you benefits that you may not have known existed.  In addition, there are sections which describe some specific groups of beneficiaries, from veterans to governmental employees to the seriously ill.  Special attention is devoted to those that are part of employer-sponsored group plans.  Given the rapid changes to retiree healthcare benefits, it means that those who believed that they were "all set," will be required to learn the new language of Medicare.