With the open enrollment period set to start on October 15th 2021, this is a great time to dive deep into the vital facts related to Medicare. In today’s episode, we have a distinguished guest, Danielle Roberts, joining us. Danielle is a co-owner of Boomer Benefits, a firm dedicated to helping senior citizens make confident decisions when enrolling into Medicare, as well as the author of the best-selling book “10 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make”. Throughout this episode, Danielle shares her wisdom on all the crucial points you need to know if you intend to enroll in Medicare.
[02:25] Danielle’s Background – Danielle introduces herself and explains what they do at Boomer Benefits.
[04:00] Common Mistakes – Danielle shares some of the most common mistakes she sees people make when enrolling for Medicare, and what you can do to avoid them.
[08:01] Parts of Medicare – Parts A, B, C, and D of Medicare and the differences between them.
[10:49] Medigap Plan and Medicare Advantage Plan – Danielle broadly describes the role of Medicare Advantage policy and the Medigap plans while highlighting their differences.
[16:59] Most Suitable Plan for You – Though 34% of beneficiaries choose Medicare advantage plans, Danielle explains how to be mindful when making the best decision for you.
[21:47] Subsequent Changes to the Plan – Danielle’s suggestions on how beneficiaries can change their enrolled plans in subsequent years.
[26:48] Switching Between Medigap Policies – Possible ways to switch between different Medigap policies and the procedures you’ll need to follow.
[28:59] Eligibly Criteria for Medicare – Danielle outlines the eligibility criteria for enrolling in Medicare.
[32:23] Medicare Fund – The correlation between the reserves in the Medicare fund and the benefits Medicare offers.
[38:08] Single-payer System – Danielle shares her insights on the rising health care costs and the viability of a single-payer system.
[42:23] Pharmaceuticals and Drugs – Grant and Danielle discuss some of the current trends in the pharmaceuticals industry and the business interests that may affect Medicare.
[47:09] Boomer Benefits – Danielle talks about how Boomer Benefits helps people with Medicare basics, benefits, and coverage.
Connect with Danielle Roberts:
Facebook Page: facebook.com/BoomerBenefits
Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/BoomerBenefits
Mentioned in the episode:
10 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make:
The United States Social Security Website: ssa.gov/
Official U.S. government site for Medicare: medicare.gov/