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Big Changes Coming to Medicare Supplement Plans in 2020

Posted by Lesley Couch on Jun 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

 

As of January 1, 2020 individuals who are newly eligible for Medicare will no longer be able to purchase Medigap Plan C or Plan F (this includes the high deductible Plan F option as well). This is a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) that prevents individuals new to Medicare from purchasing Medigap plans that pay for the Part B deductible, which is currently $185 for 2019. Both Plans C and F cover the Part B deductible. This law also applies to the 3 states- Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Minnesota- who operate their own Medigap systems.

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Topics: Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Supplement, Medigap, centers for medicare and medicare services, TSS Fans, Medicare future, breaking news, future of Medicare, news, 2020

The Future of Medicare’s Budget

Posted by Lesley Couch on May 6, 2019 3:30:11 PM

 

 

According to the 2019 annual report released this month by the Medicare Board Of Trustees regarding Medicare’s two separate trust funds- the Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund, and the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Funds- found that one of these two Medicare trust funds is on track to run out of reserves in seven years- these estimates aligning with last year's projections. 

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Topics: Part B, Medicare Part A, Part A, senior news, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, Part D, Part C, Senior Blogs, Medicare future, breaking news, future of Medicare, news

ACA Short Term Plans

Posted by Lesley Couch on Apr 19, 2019 6:40:00 PM

 

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Topics: ACA/Obamacare, ACA, insurance plans, Health Care, 2019, Short Term Plans

Original Medicare Approves Telehealth Across Country

Posted by Lesley Couch on Apr 18, 2019 5:25:11 PM
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Topics: senior supplement plans, Medicare Supplement, Medicare explained, medicare supplemental insurance, telehealth, telemedicine

Life Happens- Are You Prepared?

Posted by Lesley Couch on Apr 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

There used to be a time when having to answer a great deal of health questions in order to apply for life insurance was the norm. All those questions are enough to scare anyone off from trying to obtain a policy. You should know that having some health conditions will not keep you from being denied for life insurance.

 

 

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Topics: simplified issue life insurance, end of life, fully underwritten life insurance, life insurance, permanent life insurance, life with living benefits, Blogging, Senior Blogs, life insurance coverage, life insurance premiums, 2019, life

CMS Announces: New Medicare Cards Arrive Ahead of Schedule

Posted by Lesley Couch on Mar 1, 2019 10:12:02 AM

 

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Topics: Part B, Part A, CMS, Medicare Part B, Mediare Part A, Original Medicare, Blogging, Senior Blogs, medicare card, centers for medicare and medicare services

CMS Releases New Model That Will Test Paying Ambulance Providers For Trips To Alternative Sites

Posted by Lesley Couch on Feb 25, 2019 10:01:00 AM

 

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Topics: senior health, Medicaid, improved health, Original Medicare, Emergency Ambulance, Senior Blogs, ambulance, telehealth, urgent care, emergency, telemedicine

From Marketplace to Medicare Coverage

Posted by Lesley Couch on Feb 23, 2019 12:02:12 PM


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Topics: Turning 65, Medicare Part D, senior news, Medicare Part C, senior community, seniors, Original Medicare, Medicare B, Medicare A, Senior Blogs, medicare questions, initial enrollment period, creditable coverage, healthcare, medicare qualifications, medicare eligibility, healthcare coverage, smart, medicare card, aging, medicare marketplace, TSS Fans, marketplace

Spotlight on Caregiving: Advocating For Your Loved One

Posted by Lesley Couch on Dec 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: medicare health insurance, Part B, Home Health, caregiver, senior news, caregivers, Health, motivational, seniors, senior, enrolling in medicare, Part D, Part C, Assisted Living, Medicare Coverage, senior depression, sadness, Original Medicare, Advice, facts, Medicare B, Trusted Senior Specialists, Tips, a right place for seniors, Medicare A, Community, Blogging, Senior Blogs, what does medicare cover?, terminal illness, healthy living, senior safety, healthcare, medicare eligibility, anxiety, aging, happiness, TSS Fans

3 Medicare Benefits You Should Utilize

Posted by Lesley Couch on Nov 30, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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If you are a Beneficiary who is currently covered by Medicare we feel it is important that you are aware of covered services available to you through Medicare. This means that these services come with no deductibles or coinsurance costs, and many of these vital services can help you keep yourself healthy.

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Topics: ACA/Obamacare, how to stay healthy, senior care, Health, wellness, health screenings, medical prevention, prevention, Original Medicare, facts, Medicare B, Trusted Senior Specialists, Senior Blogs, Medicare providers, medicare questions, annual check up, medicare part b coverage, medicare eligibility, bbb, inpatient services, outpatient services, medicare card, medicare advantage plan, mamography, TSS Fans

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