Making Changes to your Medicare During Open Enrollment

Making Changes to your Medicare During Open Enrollment

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period: How to Make Changes to Your Plans Now that we are in October, the attention of many seniors has turned to the Medicare annual enrollment period. How could you not be thinking about it, right? The television commercials have begun, and the mailings have started piling up. Making Changes to your Medicare During Open Enrollment During this time of year, it is important to understand exactly what changes you can make to your Medicare plans and how to go about making those changes. Medicare Advantage Plan Changes If you are in a Medicare Advantage plan currently,

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Medicare and Kidney Disease

Medicare is a federal health insurance program that you pay into throughout your working career. It’s for people who are at least 65 years old or those who are under 65 years old and have a disability. It’s also for people who have permanent kidney failure, or End-Stage Renal Disease, and need dialysis or a transplant. Medicare Coverage Medicare Part A is your Hospital Insurance. Part A helps cover the cost of any inpatient care while in a hospital. Also, inpatient care in nursing facilities (this does NOT include long-term care at these facilities). There is also coverage for Hospice

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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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Understanding Medicare Enrollment

When is the Medicare Open Enrollment Period? The Medicare Open Enrollment period is terminology that many people often use to refer to the end of the year period during which you can change medical and prescription plans. However, there is definitely some confusion about this period and some misuse of the term. Let’s clear up the Medicare open enrollment period confusion. Understanding Medicare Enrollment Medicare Open Enrollment: When You First Turn 65 or Start Medicare The actual Medicare open enrollment period is when you first turn 65 or go on Medicare Part B. During this time period, you have “open enrollment”

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Medicare Open Enrollment 2019: What You Should Know

What: Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) Also known as the Annual Election Period or Medicare Open Enrollment When: October 15 through December 7, 2019 Medicare beneficiaries have one guaranteed chance to make changes to their Medicare enrollment each year — the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period from October 15th through December 7th. During this period, you can: Enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan Enroll in a Part D Prescription Drug Plan Drop a Part C or D Plan Understanding the Medicare Parts Original Medicare — Parts A & B Original Medicare, the coverage offered by the federal government, includes coverage for

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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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Center for Medicare Services (CMS) Modernizing with Technology

For some Medicare beneficiaries, technology changes and advances are beyond their years. However, times are changing, and many beneficiaries are eager to embrace the change. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the largest single healthcare insurer nationwide. CMS pays upwards of $1.5 billion worth of claims, every day. The digital age is upon us, our healthcare coordination wants us to know about the benefits and efficiency in using technology with healthcare. Lately, health care has taken up a large share of the U.S. economy and it’s still growing. In fact, by 2026 it’s predicted that one in

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United Healthcare Plan G

How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone

United Healthcare Plan G: Old Plan, New Company Plan G is an increasingly popular Medigap plan, even more so with the announcement of the end of Medigap Plan F. Plan G has been increasing in market share and momentum as a viable alternative to the most common plan, Plan F. Now, one of the largest providers nationally of Medigap plans is entering the Plan G fray. United Healthcare AARP Plan G United Healthcare Plan G is now being offered in many states, as of 7/1/2017.  United Healthcare partners with AARP for Medicare plans, giving them a broad national reach and making

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