February 19, 2017
Medicare Housekeeping

Medicare Housekeeping Time!

A good practice to get into at the beginning of each year is to take a little time and do some annual Medicare housekeeping.  The following […]
February 1, 2017

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period: Having Second Thoughts?

January 1 through February 14 is the annual Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period, also known as the MADP.  This time of the year is strictly for folks […]
January 11, 2017
Medicare Deductibles

Medicare Deductibles and How to Avoid Them

Deductibles are essentially flat dollar amounts you must pay before your Medicare benefits kick in.  All told, in 2017 the total Medicare deductibles add up to […]
November 27, 2016
Medicare Part B Drugs

Medicare Part B vs. Part D Prescription Drugs – Are You in the Right Medicare Plan?

If you’re in the wrong type of Medicare coverage, you may be paying a whole lot of money for prescription drugs billed under Medicare Part B, […]
November 22, 2016
ACA and Medicare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was enacted in March 2010 and heralded the biggest change in the US healthcare system since the […]
November 13, 2016
Medicare Star Ratings

2017 Medicare Star Ratings Released

Medicare Advantage Star Ratings have been released for 2017 and for some large insurers, the news isn’t pretty. The news is substantially better for smaller, regional […]
November 11, 2016
Medicare Premiums

Medicare Premiums Going up, Benefits Going down in 2017

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2017 premiums for the Medicare inpatient hospital (Part A) and physician and outpatient hospital services […]
October 12, 2016
Scope of Appointment

Medicare Sales Scope of Appointment

Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) is just days away. This is a very busy time for insurance sales agents, who are filling their calendars with sales […]
September 24, 2016
Medicare Star Ratings

Medicare Advantage Star Ratings and Your Wallet

Assigning Medicare Star ratings to Medicare Advantage plans is attempt by the government to neatly rate the quality of a Medicare Advantage (MAPD) plan.   Like most […]