Medicare 101

Let’s get the big questions out of the way.

An Educational Course for Adults Turning 65 and Up

Register for the class

Before you enroll in a plan, you need to understand what Medicare is and how it works.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 and older as well as people younger than 65 who have a qualifying disability. Medicare is different from Medicaid, which offers health insurance and other services to eligible low-income people of all ages.

Get answers to these questions:

With Medicare, can I see my doctor?

In many cases, yes. You must ensure your doctor accepts the plan you are considering enrolling in.

What does Medicare cost each month?

Most people do not pay a premium for Part A. Part B costs $148.50/month in 2021. Premiums for Medigap coverage, Part C, and Part D vary by plan.

When should I enroll in Medicare?

Your initial enrollment period includes the three months before you turn 65, the month you turn 65, and the three months after you turn 65.

New to Medicare? Attend one of our Educational Classes.

During this free educational class, you’ll learn about the different parts of Medicare and how they work together to provide your healthcare coverage. You’ll also learn what your options are and when you need to enroll to ensure uninterrupted care.

Register for the class

About Your Instructors

Your Instructors

Jay Howard, FSS, CLTC®, former “Voice of the Spurs”, Logan W. Dietel, CFP®, CLTC®, FSS and Loretta Moreno, Licensed Insurance Agent and Medicare Specialist will be your instructors. They are directors of the Financial Education Institute, NP and members of Cornermen Financial and are investment adviser representatives of Sequent Planning LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Investment advisory services are provided through Sequent Planning LLC. Cornermen Financial and Sequent Planning LLC are separate, independent entities. Sequent Planning LLC and its advisers do not render tax, legal, or accounting advice. Investments are not guaranteed, involve risk, and are subject to loss of entire principal invested.

Learn more


The information provided on this website is for educational purposes and does not intend to make an offer of solicitation for the sale or purchase of any specific products, investments, or investment strategies.