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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

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

What Qualifies You for Medicare Disability Benefits?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: disability, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, seniors, Social Security, Medicare Coverage, Senior Blogs, medicare questions, healthcare, medicare qualifications, medicare eligibility, ALS, ESRD, End Stage Renal Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Medicare and Vision Coverage

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Vision problems can become a common issue many will deal with as they get older. As a Medicare beneficiary you may be wondering what type of vision services you’re covered for.

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Topics: senior health, Medicare Part A, TSS, senior care, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, senior, eye care, eyesight, What is Medicare Part B?, What is Medicare Part C?, What is Medicare Part A?, Senior Blogs, what does medicare cover?, healthy living, healthcare, medicare part b coverage, bbb, aging, happiness, medicare advantage plan, TSS Fans, finances

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

7 Trusted Tips to Celebrate Women (and yourself!)

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Mar 5, 2018 4:52:02 PM

March is the month dedicated to celebrating women. Women’s History Monthhas been declared a time in which we can reflect on and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of women around the world. Every woman is a trailblazer in her own right, and we feel that it is important to recognize the drive and dedication of all women and girls today.

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Topics: Medicare, Medicare Part A, health insurance, Medicare Part B, What is Medicare?, What is Medicare Part B?, Medicare B, What is Medicare Part A?, Medicare A, Employee Benefits, Employer Insurance

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Posted by Lesley Couch on Feb 23, 2018 10:51:24 AM

Last Friday Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA 2018). This

Budget Act provides Congress until March 23rd to enact appropriation and certain other funding measures and establish a general agreement on spending that will last into 2019. This legislation contains a number of healthcare provisions that are important to people on Medicare.

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Topics: Medicare, Medicare Part A, health insurance, Medicare Part B, What is Medicare?, What is Medicare Part B?, Medicare B, What is Medicare Part A?, Medicare A, Employee Benefits, Employer Insurance

Changes to Medicare 2018-blog

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Dec 1, 2017 5:22:16 PM

Did you know with the new year comes new changes to Medicare? With the changes to Medicare for 2018 recently being announced we are going to share what this means for you.

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Topics: Medicare Part A, Medicare Part D, Medicare Premiums, Medicare Part B, medicare costs, Medicare Coverage, Compare Medicare Plans, Changes to Medicare

What If Part A Isn't Free?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jul 14, 2017 2:41:27 PM

 Most people do not pay a monthly premium for Part A of Medicare because they or their spouse have worked and paid into Medicare taxes for a full 40 quarters, which is equivalent to 10 taxable years.

What happens if this is not the case for you and you do not qualify for premium free Part A?

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Topics: Medicare Part A, Original Medicare, medicare savings program

Do I Need to Pack My Medicare Card when I Travel?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 19, 2017 3:06:00 PM

 With Spring here and Summer on the horizon, we are entering prime travel season. Many people take advantage of these warmer months to take trips to see family and loved ones, or to visit far off places where they have never been. No matter the reason for your travel adventure, we know that you will want to be as prepared as you possibly can for whatever may arise, including injury or illness. So, when packing away all of your important travel documents, do not forget to include your Medicare card and if you have a secondary plan, it's card! 

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, travel, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Original Medicare, medicare card

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