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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

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

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

Could This Be The Replacement of the Affordable Care Act?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Jun 25, 2017 12:18:00 PM

On Thursday, Senate leadership unveiled it's version of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here is a quick look at some of the key provisions of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 and how it might affect you: (to read the bill in it's entirety click here).

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Plans, Compare Medicare Plans, Medicare Enrollment, initial enrollment period

What Are the Differences Between Medigap Plans F, G, and N?

Posted by admin on Jun 15, 2017 9:32:34 AM

Medicare Supplements, also known as Medigap plans, are a great option for those who are wanting a plan that will help pay for costs that Original Medicare does not cover. Medicare Supplements offer the basic benefits PLUS some additional benefits such as skilled nursing coinsurance, foreign travel, extended hospital stays. They also offer the freedom of choosing any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, so there are no network restrictions.

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Topics: Medicare Supplement Plans, Medigap, Medicare Plan N, What is Original Medicare?, Medicare Plan F, Medicare Plan G

4 Ways to Maximize Your Medicare Benefits

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

Medicare provides crucial health benefits to the elderly and disabled who might otherwise be lost without the program. While all Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to the same core benefits, fits, not all plans are equal. Some plans offer additional benefits while some may have limits that affect the hows, when’s and where’s in which you receive care.

Here we are going to share with you 4 ways in which you can help maximize your Medicare benefits.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Plans, Compare Medicare Plans, Medicare Enrollment, initial enrollment period

7 Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare

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

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lesley signature-1Medicare can certainly be confusing! We decided to compile a list of some of the more commonly asked questions we receive through our call center, website and social media accounts and put all of the answers in one place for you here. Are there any we missed? Please let us know if there is a question (or questions) we can answer for you!

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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, Employee Benefits, initial enrollment period, Employer Insurance, creditable coverage

3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Medicare Excess Charges

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Apr 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM

If you have not, it is a term you may want to become familiar with. One of the components of Medicare Part B is the excess charge. These Part B charges can come about if an enrollee goes to see a physician or receives services from a hospital or facility that does not accept Medicare. If they do not accept Medicare, and the Medicare approved amount for service is lower than what they charge, then the doctors or hospitals can claim excess charges. This means that depending on what your plan pays- you could be left responsible paying the difference between what Medicare pays versus what the doctor charges.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, medicare advantage, Medicare Part B, medicare costs, Medicare Supplement, hmo, hospital, Original Medicare, What is Medicare Part B?, inpatient hospital care, what does medicare cover?

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