Sosa Insurance Group Can Assist with Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare

ATTENTION: It’s that time of year again: The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare is here!  The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins on October 15th and continues until December 7th. During this time, you can make changes to certain aspects of your Medicare health coverage: Change from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan. Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan to Original Medicare. Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan. Enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan or change your Prescription Drug Plan. If you’re new to Medicare, you might have a different election period; reach out to us to

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Healthcare Coverage for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anyone with a chronic health condition knows it’s important to have healthcare coverage. For those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, healthcare coverage is vital. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease affecting approximately 1.5 million people in the United States. It happens to be the most common inflammatory joint disease, affecting 1-2% of the worldwide population. The chronic inflammatory disease causes the immune system, which usually protects the body, to attack its own joints. One of the biggest concerns for most suffering from a chronic illness is health insurance coverage. The second being out of pocket costs. Medicare Coverage for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Is Plan F a Viable Medicare Supplement Option?

Is Plan F a Viable Medicare Supplement Option?

When you look over the Medigap coverage chart, which shows the standardized Medigap plans, you may notice an asterisk beside the Plan F. Most people never pay much attention to this or read the fine print below the chart to understand exactly what this signifies. Is Plan F a Viable Medicare Supplement Option? Actually, this notation represents an entirely separate Medigap plan called the High Deductible Plan F (often referred to in shorthand as HDF). High Deductible Plan F is a unique Medigap plan that has a large deductible of $2,200 (for 2017) that must be met before any plan benefits

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Association Helps Seniors Prepare For Medicare Annual Election Period

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Free Online Directory Lists Local Medicare Insurance Agents To help Medicare eligible seniors the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance has added relevant information to the organization's online Consumer Information Center. "Medicare is enormously complex and finding the best option and cost can be overwhelming," explains Jesse Slome, director of the national organization.  "Medicare's Annual Election Period (AEP) begins October 15th, a peak decision time for millions who are already on Medicare.  In addition some 11,000 individuals turn 65 every day and become eligible for Medicare." 10 Tips For Selecting Your Medicare Plan The Association shares 10 tips and important

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Does Medicare Cover Power Mobility Scooters?

Power scooters increase mobility to make everyday tasks possible again for many individuals. They are a great choice for this, but they are quite expensive. Medicare will provide coverage for mobility scooters if you are able to meet certain requirements. Scooters and wheelchairs are considered durable medical equipment, which is covered under Medicare Part B. If you follow the steps we’ve listed below, you can increase your chance of getting Medicare to pay for your scooter. DME Guidelines from Medicare Medicare Part B covers 80% of outpatient medical expenses whenever they are deemed medically necessary.  Whenever a piece of equipment is

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Long-Term Care Insurance: 3 Common Misconceptions

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Like any insurance plan, long-term care insurance provides financial relief when you need it most. However, long-term care insurance is expensive. Given the expense, people put off buying a long-term care (LTC) policy or even making a plan for their future care needs. But if they do need it (and the odds are higher as people age), and care facility costs and home-care provider fees start to build up, the premium can provide financial support and peace of mind. Here are three common misconceptions why people think they don’t need an LTC plan and why rethinking that approach is important:

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How to Claim Medicare without Claiming Social Security

Can you get claim Medicare benefits without claiming Social Security? You sure can, and we’re going to outline the reasons to consider this option along with some of the pros and cons of delaying your claim to Social Security benefits. First, let’s look at some important information about Medicare and Social Security. Then, we can better understand why it makes sense to enroll in Medicare without claiming Social Security. Medicare vs Social Security Health insurance is offered through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Social Security provides people with a monthly stipend. Medicare Part A is free for

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Your Spouse Retires and Gets Medicare: Now What?

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When your spouse retires and gets Medicare, they (and you) will lose their work health insurance. For example, Sylvia is 63 years old. Her husband Mike is 65. Mike is about to retire and will soon receive Medicare benefits. They will lose Mike’s employment group insurance (a benefit they’ve both enjoyed for decades). Sylvia will not be eligible for Medicare coverage for another two years. For the first time, she will be without health coverage. NOTE: Medicare does not cover family members. Your spouse will apply for Medicare benefits at retirement age. Once you are eligible to receive benefits, you

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What is the Medicare Special Enrollment Period?

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Right now, we’re in Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP). But what happens if a major disaster strikes and you’re not able to take advantage of OEP? Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to change your plan if you need to. The Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP) extends the Medicare enrollment period during extenuating circumstances. For example, you might find yourself in the midst of a life-altering weather event that prevents you from selecting coverage during OEP. Or you might need to move to a new state and discover that your previously selected coverage is not offered in your new state

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