Medicare Part B: Meeting Your Deductible 

If you’re new to Medicare, you might be surprised when you receive your first doctor’s bill for several hundred dollars. This is not a mistake. Medicare Part B does not kick in until you’ve satisfied your deductible. After that, your Medicare Part B coverage and Medicare supplement policy will […]

By |November 15th, 2023|Categories: All|

Original Medicare Vs. Medicare Advantage

When you first enroll in Medicare, you’re faced with a big decision – Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan? This can be a particularly daunting choice, especially during the Annual Election Period, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, when you’re bombarded with advertising for Medicare Advantage plans […]

By |November 8th, 2023|Categories: All|

Can I leave my Medicare Advantage Plan?  

Yes, you can leave your Medicare Advantage Plan, but only at designated times during the year.  

Annual Election Period 

First, you have the opportunity to leave your Medicare Advantage Plan during Medicare’s Annual Election Period, or AEP, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 each […]

By |October 18th, 2023|Categories: All|

Medicare Part D: Annual Election Period

Medicare Part D is a prescription drug coverage program offered through private insurance carriers to help you pay for your medications. It’s optional and offered to everyone with Medicare.

The key is to choose a plan that covers your specific medications and meets your budgetary needs, as there are many different […]

By |October 13th, 2023|Categories: All|

Medicare Literacy Series: Plan G

Is Medicare Supplement Plan G going away? The short answer is no, Plan G is not going away. Let’s take a look at the details.

First, what is Plan G?

Plan G is a Medicare supplement plan, and it does exactly that – it supplements your […]

By |September 18th, 2023|Categories: All|

Should I enroll in Medicare at 65?

Our goal at Stark Associates Insurance Agency is to make sure Medicare beneficiaries have the best education to help them make an informed decision when they turn 65. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is when to enroll in Medicare – immediately upon turning 65 […]

By |June 21st, 2023|Categories: Medicare updates|

Medicare is Primary

We have received many calls about this subject:

I am on Medicare but I ask my doctor if he takes my supplement. The doctor says no and I panic. I want to remind you that Medicare […]

By |March 13th, 2023|Categories: All|

Don’t give out your Medicare number

Blending into the woods

Sometimes people blend in.

Someone may call pretending to know you.

Let your parents know that if they get a call, and someone is asking them for sensitive information like their Medicare ID number to under NO circumstances share it! […]

By |February 3rd, 2023|Categories: All|

Medicare Workshop 2023



Does learning about Medicare seem like you are drinking out of a firehose? Not sure where to turn for answers?

Does it seem like every time you search Medicare online there are 2 pages of ads […]

By |January 30th, 2023|Categories: All|
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