Medicare traps and "gotcha's: What estate planning professionals need to know
People often think their healthcare cost worries end when they reture and/or become eligible for Medicare. Just for starters, Medicare does not automatically kick in at 65; the rules are different for Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage; Medicare only pays for acute care and skilled services. There are other common misunderstandings about what exactly Medicare will cover in various situations; misunderstandings that can cost people plenty.
This presentation will explain in simple terms the Medicare benefit changes and their impact on beneficiaries in real world situations. The presenters will discuss the top areas where clients get caught: observation vs. inpatient, SNF notice of non-coverage, changes to cancer coverage and billing surprises when out of network.
- How to Respond to Your Clients with Medicare Issues
- Resources available in various situations
- Aging into Medicare and traps to avoid
- Opportunity for networking with estate planning professionals