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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

Create Your Own Prescriptions with Compound Pharmacies

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on May 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

While traditional pharmacies are responsible for filling common prescriptions for their patients, Compound pharmacies are different in the way that they are able to fill customized prescriptions. These pharmacies are prepared to meet a patient's specific needs by using innovative technology to manufacture prescriptions that may contain multiple drugs and alternate dosage strategies. These needs cannot be met with traditional mass market medications.

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, Prescription Drug Plan, Medicare, Prescription drugs, pharmacies

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

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

4 Things You Should Know About Medicare Advantage HMO Plans

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Apr 19, 2017 12:00:00 PM

We gave you a brief introduction into the 6 types of Medicare Advantage plans. Today in part two of our of our series we are going to share some information with you about Health Maintenance Organizations or HMO’s. Our hope is that by the time you reach the end of this blog series you find yourself more knowledgeable about the types of Medicare Advantage plans available to you so you can better become your own advocate for your healthcare needs.

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare, Medicare Premiums, Medicare Part B, hmo, Original Medicare

4 Safety Tips For Using Online Pharmacies

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Apr 17, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Mail order and online prescription drug services have become a popular way to fill and receive prescriptions in recent years, and for several reasons. One of the advantages of online pharmacies is convenience.

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare Part C, medicine, Prescription drug plans

7 Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare

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

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Medicare 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

Medicare Star Ratings: What Are They and How Do They Affect Me?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Mar 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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Each year CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) measures Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) and Part D Prescription Drug (PDP) plans to see how well they are performing. The grade each plan receives is based on a range from 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest a plan can receive, and one being the lowest. Medicare scores how well the plans do in several categories and the plan is assigned one Star Rating to summarize the plan’s overall performance, as well as separate Star Ratings in each of the individual categories reviewed. Here's how:

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, Star Ratings, www.medicare.gov, Medicare Supplement Plans, Prescription Drug Plan, Medicare, medicare advantage, Medicare Part D, CMS, Medicare Supplement, Medicare.gov, Prescription drug plans, Medicaid, What is Medicare Part D?, What are Medicare Supplements?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?

What is a Formulary  & Why is it Important?

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Mar 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Each Medicare prescription drug plan has it’s own list of covered drugs called a formulary. All formularies are similar because they are based on the same federal guidelines, however they may not include the exact same medications. The federal government requires the plans to include most of the types of drugs used by Medicare beneficiaries. The difference in the drug formularies will be important to you because you will want to be certain that the prescription drugs you take will be on the plan’s list you are planning to enroll in. We break it all down here. 

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, Prescription Drug Plan, how medicare works, Prescription drugs, Prescription drug plans, discounts on prescriptions, What is Medicare?, what is a formulary?, medicare formulary

How Does a Medicare Advantage Plan Work?

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

Have you ever wondered how a Medicare Advantage Plan works?  Medicare Advantage Plans are sometimes referred to as MA/ MAPD plans or Medicare Part C. These plans are approved by Medicare but are offered by private insurance companies. Here are a few things you will need to know: 

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Topics: prescription drug coverage, Medicare, Medicare Part C, medicare costs, Medicare Enrollment, What is Medicare Part C?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?

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