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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

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

Can I File For Medicare Without Social Security?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: senior news, senior care, Retirement, insurance made easy, senior community, insurance for seniors, seniors, Social Security, Senior Blogs, creditable coverage, medicare qualifications, healthcare coverage, bbb, centers for medicare and medicare services, anxiety, aging, happiness, TSS Fans, finances

MBI's-A New Prevention Effort To Protect You

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 18, 2017 2:31:00 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing a fraud prevenion effort that will remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help safeguard against identity theft. In place of your Social Security number, cards will be issued unique, randomly assigned numbers called Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). CMS will begin mailing these new cards in April of 2018 and they expect to meet the congressional deadline for replacing all Medicare cards by April 2019. 

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Topics: CMS, Social Security, centers for medicare and medicare services, fraud prevention, MBI

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