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Medicare 101

Medicare 101

September 29, 2021

What is Medicare? Medicare is health insurance for U.S. residents who are:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Under age 65 who are disabled – must be eligible for social security disability and it requires a 2-year waiting period
  • People of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

It can feel overwhelming to wade through the health insurance companies and coverage options to select a Medicare plan that best fits your needs. At DKS Financial Strategies, we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to:

  • Analyze your Medicare options
  • Select your plan and insurance provider
  • Maximize benefits
  • Lower out-of-pocket costs
  • Annually review and renew coverage

Important Medicare Enrollment Dates:

  • Initial Medicare enrollment period: from three months before to three months after you turn 65
  • Medicare open enrollment period: January 1 – March 31
  • Medicare annual enrollment period: October 15 – December 7

In addition to Medicare selection services, DKS Financial Strategies provides holistic financial planning, investment management, insurance planning, and more. Our goal is to provide smart solutions for all of your financial life. Learn more or schedule your complimentary consultation at