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CMS Announces Medicare Advantage Premium Changes for 2020

Posted by Lesley Couch on Oct 3, 2019 8:56:30 AM

 

 

 

In a statement released last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has reported that Medicare Advantage (MA) plan premiums for the year 2020 are expected to decrease 23% from plan year 2018, while plan choices, benefits and enrollment continue to climb. The Medicare Advantage average monthly premium will be the lowest it has been in in thirteen years for the roughly 24 million people with Medicare who are calculated to enroll in an MA plan for 2020. 
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Topics: medicare insurance, prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, Prescription Drug Plan, medicare advantage, Medicare Part D, senior news, Medicare Premiums, Medicare Part C, changes in medicare, Medicare.gov, Prescription drug plans, Part C, premiums, Medicare future, breaking news, news

The 5 Essential Medicare Facts You Can't Miss!

Posted by Lesley Couch on Jul 3, 2019 12:13:24 PM

 

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Topics: medicare insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, medicare advantage, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part D, senior news, Retirement, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, medicare supplements explained, Medicare Supplement, senior community, seniors, medicare supplemental insurance, What are Medicare Supplements?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, 2019, life, Medicare future, news

Do I Need To Switch to a Geriatric Doctor?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jan 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: senior health, Medicare Supplement Plans, medicare advantage, primary care doctor, Medicare Part A, senior news, Medicare Part B, Medicare Supplement, insurance for seniors, seniors, Doctor Services, Senior Blogs, healthy living, healthcare, medicare advantage plan, geriatric medicine, geriatric doctor

Aging and Anxiety

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jan 7, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, medicare advantage, depression, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part B, senior depression, Senior Blogs, Support, Stress Relief, what does medicare cover?, healthy living, medicare part b coverage, preventative services, anxiety, aging, medicare advantage plan, senior anxiety

8 Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare

Posted by Lesley Couch on Mar 14, 2018 12:05:00 PM


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Topics: prescription drug coverage, disability, Medicare Advantage plans, LIS, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Part A, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part B, Special Enrollment Period, Social Security, Prescription drug plans, Medicaid, Medicare Enrollment, Employee Benefits, initial enrollment period, Employer Insurance, creditable coverage, final expenses

How to Get Help with Medicare for Seniors with Low Incomes

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on May 4, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Medicare is a the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 and older, certain younger people plagued by a disability, and those with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD is permanent kidney failure that requires dialysis or a transplant). While Medicare helps qualified people with some of their medical expenses, those enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) will still have to pay coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles for covered services. Part B also comes with a premium amount of $134 a month for the year 2017. Some essential health services and products are not covered at all. All of this could be frightening for someone on a fixed income. We are here to let you know that there are some options that may be available to Medicare beneficiaries with low incomes. Many may be eligible to receive additional help for important doctors, prescriptions and needed services.

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Topics: www.medicare.gov, SLMB, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part D, low-income, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, QI, Extra Help, QMB, medicare solutions, Prescription drug plans

6 Important Facts About Medicare Advantage PPO Plans

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on May 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM

In part 3 of our 6 part series on the types of Medicare Advantage plans we tackle the subject of Medicare PPO’s. PPO, or Preferred Provider Organizations, must offer all the same benefits as Original Medicare Part A and Part B.  Here's a quick recap:

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, medicare advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Premiums, Prescription drug plans, What is Medicare Part D?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, ppo

Medicare & Diabetes: 3 Things You NEED to Know

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Apr 25, 2017 12:00:00 PM


Diabetes is a lifelong disease that affects the way the body handles glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood.  There are about 27 million people in the United States with diabetes, approximately  25% of those are people aged 60 and over. Living with diabetes as you get older can pose some unique challenges, but with proper care it can be effectively managed. Those who struggle with not only their chronic illness but also with the rising cost of prescription drugs used to treat them know that it is very important to have good prescription drug coverage.  

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Topics: Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Part D, diabetes, Medicare Part B, Prescription drug plans, Medicare Coverage, Compare Medicare Plans, What is Medicare Part D?, What is Medicare Advantage?, What is Medicare Part B?, what does medicare cover?

Which is Better for you: Medicare Advantage vs. Original Medicare?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Apr 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Medicare Advantage has become a popular alternative to just having original Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. As you may already know, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans serve as an alternative to traditional Medicare, and they are supposed to provide plan members with coverage that is “as good or better” than original Medicare.

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Topics: Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part D, TSS, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, medicare solutions, how medicare works, What is Medicare?, Original Medicare, What is Medicare Advantage?, What is Original Medicare?

Stay Healthy with Medicare Preventative Services

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Apr 18, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Did you know that Medicare covers a full range of preventive services? We want all of our friends and clients to stay healthy and to help with that we wanted to take some time to make sure our readership is aware about the preventative services offered to them through Medicare.

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Topics: Part B, preventative care, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, Health, Medigap, Medicare explained, medicare solutions, how medicare works, explain medicare, Part C

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