by Martha Khlopin, Hawaii Helps: Health Enrollment Literacy Program & Services
Those of us who are blessed to enjoy good health are often unprepared for a sudden or prolonged illness. When selecting a Medicare plan you should consider your health needs as you age. Pay close attention to the cost of medications in your plan and any deductibles. You may also want to look at the costs of durable medical equipment such as, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs. The costs of care when you have Medicare coverage could be quite different than costs under an employer plan. So carefully review and understand how your Medicare plan works to avoid surprises.