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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

Medicare Part D: The What's and How's

Posted by Lesley Couch on Sep 23, 2019 10:30:45 AM

 

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, part d penalty, Prescription Drug Plan, Medicare Part D, senior news, Medicare Premiums, Health, Drug prices, applying for Medicare, wellness, medicine, how medicare works, Prescription drugs, enrolling in medicare, understanding medicare, enrollment, medical prevention, Part D, insurance plans, medication, brand name drugs, facts, generic drugs, What is Medicare Part D?, Trusted Senior Specialists

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

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

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

Annual Notice Of Change-What It Means And How It Affects you

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Aug 23, 2017 3:35:50 PM

 

If you are currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan or a Part D prescription drug plan you will want to keep your eyes peeled for your Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) that will be arriving in your mailbox sometime before the end of September.

An ANOC is a notice that health plans send to their members every year to notify them of any cost, benefit or service area changes that will take effect on January 1st of the following year.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Part D, Original Medicare, Annual Notice of Change, ANOC Package, medicare eligibility, medicare advantage plan

Upcoming Savings For Part D Premiums Costs

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Aug 18, 2017 10:11:40 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released a report stating that the average basic Part D premium amount for 2018 is estimated to be $33.50 per month.

This projected average premium is a slight decrease from the average monthly premium in 2017 which is $34.70.

This meager decrease represents the continued stability of Part D premiums.

 

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Part D, Original Medicare, Part D Premiums

How to Avoid Unnecessary Part D Penalties

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

Trusted-Senior-Specialists-Medicare-Blog-Prevent-Medicare-Part-D-Prescription-Drug-Penalties.jpegPrescription drug prices in the United States are among some of the highest in the world. This is why it is imperative that you have proper prescription drug coverage once you become eligible for Medicare. Depending on how you decide to receive your Medicare benefits, if your plan does not include Part D drug coverage, you must sign up for it separately.

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Premiums, Prescription drug plans, medicare penalties

Turning 65 and Still Working: What About Medicare?

Posted by admin on May 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Working past traditional retirement age used to be uncommon. Now there are far more Americans aged 65 and older in the workforce than there were 3 decades ago. The number of employed Americans rose by 35% between 2011 and 2016 according to a December 2017 study completed by Senior Living. Medicare used to be only thought of as retirement health insurance, but many who qualify may not be retired at all.

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Topics: Part B, Medicare, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part D, Part A, Retirement, Medicare Part B, how medicare works, Part D, Medicare Coverage, Employer Insurance, COBRA, What is COBRA?, creditable coverage, medicare eligibility, group coverage

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

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