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Medicare Today by Jeffrey King


Course Information
Course Title: Medicare Today
Course Number: OLT # insCE013      DOI #73898
Course Description:

This 2 hr. Continuing Education course - Intermediate level, will inform the Agent on all aspects of the U.S. Medicare Program. After completing the course the Agent will be able to assist their client in making decisions regarding their Medicare options.

Location: Internet
Availability: 24/7
2hr CE Credit: All Licenses (except 3-20/T31-20)
Course Outcomes
Course Outcomes:

The student will successfully master the material and will achieve a final grade of 70% or better to pass the course. OnLine Training will report the student's completion to the Florida Department of Financial Services. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to the student by email.

Course Outline
Unit One - Introduction
  1. History of Medicare
  2. Medicare Timeline
  3. Who is Eligible?
  4. The Different Parts of Medicare
    1. Part A
    2. Part B
    3. Part C
    4. Part D
  5. Medicare Plan Choices
    1. Original Medicare (Parts A, B and C)
    2. Medicare Advantage Plans (Parts C and D)
    3. Other Plans
  6. What's New in 2010?

Unit Two - Medicare Part A - Inpatient Hospital Care

  1. Medicare Part A - Covered Services and Items
  2. Medicare Part A - Services and Items Not Covered
  3. Medicare Part A - Participant Costs
    1. Cost for Covered Services and Items
  4. When to Sign Up for Part A

Unit Three - Medicare Part B - Doctor's Services and Outpatient

  1. Medicare Part B - Covered Services and Items
    1. Services must be Medically Necessary or Preventative
  2. Medicare Part B - Services and Items Not Covered
  3. Medicare Part B - Participant Costs
    1. Cost for Covered Services and Items
  4. When to Sign up for Part B
  5. Quiz Two - Midterm Review

Unit Four - Medicare Part C

  1. Medicare Advantage Plans
    1. PPO
    2. HMO
    3. Fee-for-Service
    4. Special Needs
    5. Medical Savings Accounts
  2. How Medicare Advantage Plans Work
  3. Medicare Advantage Plans - Participant Costs
  4. When to Join a Medicare Advantage Plan

Quiz One - Units 1-4 - For Grade

Unit Five - Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Coverage

  1. Medicare Part D - Background
  2. Medicare Part D - Premiums
  3. Medicare Part D - Co-pays, Deductibles and Coinsurance
  4. Medicare Part D - Coverage Gap "Donut Hole"
  5. Examples of How the Prescription Drug Plan Works
  6. When to Join the Prescription Drug Plan
    1. Newly Eligible
    2. Open Enrollment
    3. Late Enrollment - Penalty
  7. Drug Tiers and Formulary

Unit Six - Medigap Policies (Medicare Supplements)

  1. Medigap Policies (Medicare Supplements)
  2. Gaps in the Original Medicare Policy
  3. Plans Available
    1. Plans A-J
    2. 2 New Plans
    3. Comparison of the Plans
  4. When to Purchase a Medicare Supplement

Unit Seven - Help for Medicare Participants

  1. Financial Assistance
  2. Medicare Rights
  3. Identity Theft
  4. Medicare Omsbudsman

Unit Eight - Medicare Terms Glossary

Medicare Terms Quiz

Unit Nine - Marketing Guidlines

Unit Ten - Medicare Fraud

Quiz Two - Units 5 - 10 - For Grade

Unit Eleven - Unauthorized Entities Statement

Unit Twelve - Final Exam Review

Final Exam - For Grade
Grade Submittal Form


  • 2008 Choosing a Medicare Policy: A Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare (CMS and NAIC)
  • Medicare and You 2010; Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Instructor Information
Name: Jeff King
Office location: 2669 Forest Hill Blvd. STE. 207
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: (561) 283-0333 or fax (561) 357-4957
Biography: Jeff King is a licensed insurance agent and President of King Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., a full service independent insurance agency in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He has been a licensed Life, Health, and Property & Casualty agent since 1989. Mr. King has taught insurance classes at several community colleges. He is an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the Florida Association of Independent Agents.