Start Your Medicare Journey

Medicare Basics

Medicare is health insurance for US citizens over age 65 and those that are disabled under 65 after being on SS disability for 2 years.

To start your Medicare journey, click the button below: 

When you've completed your journey, click any of the buttons below to start shopping! 

Annual Open Enrollment

Pick the best RX or MAPD plan during the busy Medicare Open Enrollment Season!

RX and MAPD Plans
Shopping for Medicare Plans

What situation are you in? Do a quick assessment and choose what plan you need!

Medicare Plans

Let's face it, Medicare is Confusing!

While Medicare can be confusing, Cathy and her staff have tried to take this complicated topic and make it easy to understand; they are here to help clients and those referred to the CB Health Insurance office understand Medicare and all the options.  Between understanding Medicare, figuring out the best options for you, picking a plan and enrolling, and understanding your plan throughout the year and options to change every year, CB Health Insurance has clocked in hours and hours with clients on the phone to assist and answer questions.   Many times the same questions over and over.   

That is why we created a YouTube channel where you can...

  • Watch short, 5-10 minutes educational videos on different Medicare topics.
  • Learn the basics of Medicare and
  • Understand your choices and options
  • Become Educated so you can make the BEST decision for your situation!
  • Pause, rewind, and re-watch videos until you do understand and comprehend the topic. 


Our first priority is helping you find the BEST Medicare plans that suits your needs and budget.   While our office is licensed with most of the Major A-rating insurance carriers in IL, we do not offer every plan in the state of Illinois.  See list below.  To see the entire list of carriers in IL, you can visit or call 1-800-Medicare, or your local State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) to get information on all your options. 

In most areas of Illinois, there are 19 PDP plans; our office is licensed to sell 18 out of 19 PDP RX plans. There is only one company (Clear Spring Health has a new PDP for 2024) that we do not represent.

For MAPD plans, there are around 51 plans depending on what county you live in.  Our office is certified to sell 43 out of 51 MAPD plans; CB Health Insurance represents Aetna, BCBS of IL (HCSC), Cigna, Humana, UnitedHealthcare/AARP, and WellCare/Centene.  We do not currently represent Molina Health (1 HMO only in certain counties), Zing (2 HMO plans), Devoted (2 HMO and 1 PPO).  Clear Spring Health (2 HMO plans).