Medicare


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 […]
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 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 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, […]
January 11, 2017
Medicare Deductibles

Medicare Deductibles and How to Avoid Them

Medicare deductibles are essentially flat dollar amounts you must pay before your Medicare benefits kick in.  All told, in 2019 the total Medicare deductibles add up […]
February 1, 2017
MADP

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period: Having Second Thoughts?

* Updated The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period is no longer available beginning in 2019.  This is being replace by the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (Medicare OEP).  […]
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 […]
March 31, 2018
Medicare Dental

Do You Get Dental Benefits with Medicare?

Did you know routine dental care isn’t covered by Original Medicare? If you’re shopping for a Medicare health plan, you may be wondering whether or not […]
April 3, 2018
New Medicare ID Card

What to Expect With Your New Medicare ID Card

Starting in April of 2018, new Medicare ID insurance cards will be mailed out to Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) and people with Medicare […]