Social Security, Medicare, and Medigap Insurance

The Social Security Administration is online and is the administrator of the SS, SSI and Medicare programs. So what is the difference between SS and SSI? See here.

You can find a local SSA office here but mostly you will access your information online. To see your SS benefits you need to set up your own online account here:  You don’t have to be retired to do this  and Then you can see the history of what you have paid into your administration.

Medicare – Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older under the Social Security Act. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare too, including those with disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure. There are 4 parts to Medicare: A B C D. Find out if you need all 4 parts here.

Medicare does not pay for all your healthcare. This is what is Medigap (Medicare Supplemental) insurance is for. Read about it here.

How to Choose a Medigap Policy.

What’s Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?

The Pros and Cons of  popular plans may carry hidden risks. Here’s what to know.

If you are considering switching from original Medicare to another plan such as an Advantage Plan, one question you may wish to investigate is whether you can switch back to Original Medicare should you wish to do so in the future.