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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Difference between Medigap Plans and Medicare Advantage

When it comes to insurance, it would be fair to say you either pay now or pay later. If you pay now, you are choosing to pay a higher premium with the expectation your insurance plan will pay more when you file a claim. The pay later option means a lower monthly premium and leaves the Medicare Beneficiary with a greater out of pocket expense when seeking medical treatment. Difference between Medigap Plans and Medicare Advantage There are several reasons to choose a Medigap Plan over Medicare Advantage Plans. The comprehensive benefits provided by a Medigap, as known as Supplement Plans

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How New Value-Based Insurance Impacts Medicare Beneficiaries

The new Value-Based Insurance Design will impact Medicare beneficiaries exponentially. Discover how quality of care in 2020 will be pushed to the forefront of doctor priority. Medicare beneficiaries are going to see a positive shift in benefit options as early as next year. Patients can expect to see a higher quality of care in 2020 due to new provisions introduced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). One of these incredible provisions is the expansion of Value-Based Insurance Design or VBID for short. A change made in the Chronic Care Act expanded testing of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based

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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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Preventative Care Covered by Medicare

Preventative Care Covered by Medicare

Preventive care is, without a doubt, a significant factor in your physical well-being. This is also true, maybe even more so, as you age. Fortunately, after years of having limited coverage of preventive care, Medicare does now cover more preventive care. The key for the Medicare beneficiary is being aware of these and taking advantage of them. Preventative Care Covered by Medicare Annual Visits Covered by Medicare “Welcome to Medicare” Visit – Each Medicare beneficiary is entitled to a “Welcome to Medicare” visit within their first 12 months of being on Medicare Part B. During this visit, your provider will help

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How to Protect Yourself from Insurance Fraud

When discussing the financial world, insurance is probably one of the safer aspects according to statistics. This doesn’t mean immunity from insurance fraud. For seniors, this is a cause of concern as many don’t use a computer regularly. The biggest issues regarding insurance fraud among consumers are stolen social security numbers, fake insurance policy placement, and scams looking to steal any personal information possible. The good news is you don’t have to be caught off guard. Be proactive and protect yourself against insurance fraud. Also, don’t be afraid to report fraud. Tips to Protect yourself From Insurance Fraud and Scams

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