Turning 65 in Texas- Medicare Resources – Texas Supplements and Medicare


Medicare Resource – Information and Resources for Medicare Eligible Texas Residents

Whether you are turning 65 or are already enrolled in Medicare, you will most likely have questions. All of the information and resources available can be overwhelming. We have clients throughout all of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as many former residents that now reside out of state and maintain their existing coverage.

This page is a collection of Medicare and Medicare supplemental information to assist you in better understanding this type of health insurance. If you have further questions about Medicare or Medicare Supplements in Texas – please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Parts of Medicare:

  • Understanding Medicare in Texas – Understanding the basics of the four main parts of Medicare. A great introduction to the parts of Medicare and what each includes.
  • Part D of Medicare – We discuss the “Part D” of Medicare in Texas. What is Part D? Do you still need a Medicare Supplement if you have a Prescription Drug Plan?
  • Plan D  – We clear up the confusion between “Plan D” and “Part D” of Medicare. The terms Plan D and Part D are often used interchangeably, learn the difference and which you need.
  • Part C – Medicare Advantage Plans, “Part C” of Medicare. What is a Medicare Advantage Plan and how is it different from a Medicare Supplement Plan in Texas?

Enrolling in Medicare in Texas:

  • Who Is Eligible for Medicare? – Are you Eligible for Medicare? In this quick article we will explain eligibility for the different parts of Medicare. Medicare parts “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”.
  • When Will My Medicare Start? – When you enroll in Medicare, when will your Medicare effective date be? We explain the system that Medicare uses to determine your start date.

Medicare Supplement Plans in Texas:

  • 9 Things You Need to Know About Medigap Policies – 9 important pieces of information you need to know about Medicare Supplements or “Medigap” policies in Texas.
  • Part B “Excess Charges” – If you are considering enrolling in a Medicare Supplement plan other than a Plan “F”, you will be affected by Part B “Excess Charges. We explain what these are and how they will affect your benefits.
  • High Deductible Plan “F” – What is the High Deductible Plan “F”? How is it different from the regular Plan “F”? We explain when you might want to take this low cost supplement option.

Employment and Medicare:

  • Retiree Health Coverage — What Actions to Take – Thinking about retiring? We explain how your retiree coverage might affect your Medicare options and the actions to take.
  • Federal Employee Turning 65 – If you are a federal employee turning 65, your considerations for enrolling in a plan might be different. We explain how in this short article.
  • Turnings 65 While Still Working – If you still have coverage through your job but are turning 65, you have different options. See how this can affect your Medicare decisions.

Medicare in Texas – General Information:

  • Medicare: 7 Do’s and Don’ts A few things you should and should not do with regard to Medicare. Helpful tips before you start your new health insurance process.
  • 11 Tips for Handling Telemarketing Scams and Suspicious Calls – As you approach 65, you get bombarded with mail advertisements, E-mails, and often unsolicited calls. We outline a few tips and tricks for handling these kinds of calls. It is easy to be fooled by a skilled Scam artist, especially over the phone. Don’t let this happen to you.