You can spend 20-30 hours clicking through lots of pages on various websites trying to understand the requirements and options of Medicare. Or you can take our course, where we provide the information you need in a logical organized manner.
Our course includes 8 short video lessons. By the time you finish, you'll understand Medicare and be prepared to choose the Medicare parts and plans that are best for you. And you'll know how to avoid penalties that can stick around for the rest of your life.
This course is updated for 2021.
You get 8 video lessons with handy downloads explaining all the concepts covered in each lesson. You can work through the lessons at your own pace. You can binge watch them, or you can spread them out over several days. By the time you finish this course, you'll have all the information you need to choose the Medicare parts and plans that are best for you.
Lesson 1: The Parts of Medicare briefly describes each of Medicare's parts.
Lesson 2: When to Sign Up explains when your Medicare enrollment period is and the enrollment penalties you can expect to pay if you choose to sign up after your enrollment period.
Lesson 3: Medicare Part A - Hospital Insurance explains your hospital insurance in detail, including what it covers and the amounts it pays.
Lesson 4: Medicare Part B - Medical or Outpatient Insurance looks at the costs and coverage provided by Part B, your medical or outpatient insurance.
Lesson 5: Medicare Part C - Medicare Advantage Plans explains Medicare Advantage plans and why you may want to choose this type of plan over the other parts of Medicare.
Lesson 6 - Medicare Part D - Prescription Plans covers the details of prescription drug coverage plans. These plans can be confusing. It's important to choose a plan that covers your prescriptions so you have the most favorable out-of-pocket expenses.
Lesson 7 - Medigap or Medicare Supplement Insurance describes Medigap plans, which are also called Medicare Supplement Insurance, and how they can save you money on copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.
Lesson 8 - Costs and Caveats provides all kinds of helpful information about:
"After going through the Medicare Basics course I feel much better prepared for making decisions and choosing the Medicare plans that are best for me. Thanks Aging Energized!"
"This course is excellent. I wish I would've taken it before I signed up for Medicare. It would have saved me a good 20-30 hours of research to arrive at the same decisions. I would have easily paid $49 to save that much time. "
"I wasn't sure if I should sign up for Medicare while I was still receiving group health insurance from my employer. After going through the Medicare Basics course, I'm confident I took the right steps in the months before I turned 65. I don't know what I would've done without the Medicare Basics course!"