Medicare Advice


August 14, 2018
MAPD Doctor

Enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan? How to Find the Right Primary Care Physician

If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, then chances are that your plan may operate as an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) or a PPO (Preferred […]
August 8, 2018
Medicare Provider Search

How to Find In-Network Medicare Advantage Providers

If you’re enrolled in Medicare for your health care, you may be required to use hospitals and / or medical professionals who are part of a […]
August 7, 2018
Medicare Cost Plans

Medicare Cost Plans are Going Away in Minnesota Next Year

Some Medicare Cost Plans are Going Away in Minnesota Next Year. What Coverage Options Will You Have Going Forward? Because of a recent change in federal […]
June 28, 2018
Long Term Care Medicare

Medicare’s Long-Term Care Benefits – They May Not Cover Nearly as Much as You Might Think

No one wants to end up in a nursing home.  No one wants to put someone in a nursing home.  But most people are not aware […]
June 14, 2018
Medicare Procedure Costs and Coverage

How to Find out What Medicare Pays for Medical Procedures, Supplies, Tests and Other Items

If you’re “bare with Medicare” or – are on Original Medicare with no Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage plan and you’re facing an upcoming surgery or […]
June 12, 2018
How to Spot Medicare Fraud

How to Spot Medicare Fraud – And What To Do If You Become a Victim

Each year, the Medicare program loses billions of dollars to claims that are fraudulent. These claims can include providers billing Medicare for services or equipment that […]
June 9, 2018
Medicare Donut Hole

What’s a Donut Hole, and How to Know Whether You’re in It!

If you get your prescription drug coverage through Medicare, then it is likely that you have heard the term “donut hole,” as it relates to these […]
May 3, 2018
Working While On Medicare

When to Elect Medicare Part B If You’re Still Covered by a Group Health Plan

If you will be turning age 65 soon, it is likely that you’ve received a ton of mail in your mailbox about signing up for Medicare. […]
April 14, 2018
HMO vs. HMO-POS

Medicare Advantage HMO and HMO-POS Plans – Understanding the Differences

If you are in the process of shopping for Medicare health coverage, it is likely that you have seen a variety of different terms and acronyms […]