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Medicare

2017 Medicare Costs

CMS has released the 2017 Medicare costs. PART A Medicare Part A costs will change as follows:   2016 2017 Inpatient hospital deductible $1,288 $1,316 Daily coinsurance for 61st-90th Day 322 329 Daily coinsurance for lifetime reserve days 644 658… Continue Reading →

How to Apply for Medicare Benefits

When and How to Apply for Medicare Benefits Some people are automatically enrolled in, and others have to manually sign up for Medicare benefits. How do you know which category you fall into? Most citizens are not eligible until they turn 65,… Continue Reading →

Glossary of Medicare Terms

Medicare can be very confusing and oftentimes overwhelming. There is no substitute for sitting down with a Medicare specialist. If you need some help with understanding Medicare and your supplement or Advantage plan options, please contact us. You can send… Continue Reading →

Advantages of a Medicare Supplement

Medicare Supplements (also known as Medigap plans) fill in some of the gaps in coverage left by Original Medicare. The plans are standardized and each plan (labeled A-N) pays some or all of the remaining deductibles and coinsurance. You can… Continue Reading →

Understanding the Donut Hole (Coverage Gap)

One of the most dreaded and least understood parts of Medicare is the coverage gap, which is commonly referred to as the donut hole. The best way to explain the donut hole is to give a brief review of how… Continue Reading →

Medicare Removing Social Security Number From Card

In today’s world of identity theft, it is amazing that Medicare still puts a beneficiary’s social security number on the card. While that does make it very easy for a Medicare recipient to remember their number, the risks are far greater. Well… Continue Reading →

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the Annual Election Period (AEP) is fast approaching. This is the one time each year where Medicare beneficiaries can make changes/enroll in a Part D prescription plan or Part C Medicare Advantage plan. Many… Continue Reading →

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