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2019 Changes To Medicare That You Need To Know

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Nov 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM
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Topics: TSS Fans, medicare advantage plan, perscription, perscription drug cost, plan premiums, healthcare coverage, medicare eligibility, medicare qualifications, medicare part b coverage, healthcare, what does medicare cover?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, Community, Medicare providers, Changes to Medicare, Compare Medicare Plans, Trusted Senior Specialists, applying for Medicare, changes in medicare, copays, health care plan

AEP-The Time To Evaluate and Change Plans

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Sep 27, 2017 5:33:23 PM

 

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Topics: Original Medicare, Senior Blogs, AEP Enrollment Period, What is AEP?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, What are Medicare Supplements?

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

6 Types of Medicare Advantage Plans

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

You may be interested to know that there are ways you can expand on your Medicare coverage outside of just enrolling in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). A Medicare Advantage plan is one of the ways you can do that. Medicare Advantage plans (also referred to as Part C or MA plans) offer at least the same level of coverage as Original Medicare, except one major benefit of Medicare Part C is that plans can provide a range of benefits not included in Part A and Part B such as routine vision, dental, prescription drugs and health wellness programs.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage plans, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, medicare advantage, Medicare Part A, What is Medicare Part A?, Medicare Part B, What is Medicare Part B?, Original Medicare, What is Original Medicare?, Medicare Premiums, hmo, ppo

5 Ways Medicare Can Help Cover Dental, Vision and Hearing

Posted by TSS Medicare Helper on Mar 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Regular dental, vision and hearing exams are important when it comes to maintaining your overall health. The bad news is that preventative screenings for the 3 are not covered under Original Medicare, which means that you will pay out of pocket when you go to see a dentist, eye doctor, or when you go to have a routine hearing test. Paying out of pocket means that your expenses can really start to add up!

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Topics: medicare advantage, Medicare Supplements, Original Medicare, What is Original Medicare?, Mediare Part A, What is Medicare Part A?, Medicare Part B, What is Medicare Part B?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, What are Medicare Supplements?, senior dental, dental coverage, senior hearing, Hearing Coverage, vision, vision insurance

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

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

3 Ways to Prepare For Medicare Enrollment

Posted by admin on Jan 18, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Did you know that roughly 10,000 baby boomers are turning age 65 every day?  When you are nearing Medicare eligibility the mountains of information you may start receiving in your mailbox can be daunting.  Medicare is a huge rite of passage for older Americans, but being inundated with so much information and not having a keen understanding of how it all works can make the enrollment process seem overwhelming.

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Topics: Medicare, Original Medicare, What is Medicare?, What is Original Medicare?, Medicare Part A, What is Medicare Part A?, Medicare Part B, What is Medicare Part B?, Medicare Part C, What is Medicare Part C?, Medicare Part D, What is Medicare Part D?, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, what are medicare supplement plans, What are Medicare Supplements?, initial enrollment period

5 Crucial Medicare Enrollment Mistakes

Posted by admin on Jul 20, 2016 12:00:00 PM

 

Medicare can be a real mystery for a majority of the 10,000+ people that come into the program each day.  It can be downright frustrating trying to wade through all of the information that you as a beneficiary may start to receive before your 65th birthday.  Today we are going to break down some common mistakes you can avoid to make the transition into Medicare smoother.

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Topics: Medicare, Penalties, open enrollment, initial enrollment period, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D, What is Medicare Part A?, What is Medicare Part B?, What is Medicare Part C?, What is Medicare Part D?, medicare advantage, Medicare Advantage plans, What are Medicare Advantage Plans?, hmo, applying for Medicare, Medicare Enrollment

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