The Prepare for Medicare Weekly: Monday, February 11, 2019

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The Prepare for Medicare Weekly: Monday, February 11, 2019

6 Medicare Benefits You Shouldn’t Pass Up (NASDAQ) Quit smoking, lose weight and give up the booze once and for all! Hidden Medicare benefits you should take advantage of.

Democrats Kick off Push for Medicare Drug Price Negotiations (Roll Call) Did you know the Department of Veteran’s Affairs already does it this way? I didn’t. Good luck getting it through the Senate.

Walgreens Partnership Boosts Humana’s Medicare Enrollment (Forbes)  Sure, Humana’s Medicare Advantage membership grew, but it wasn’t because of any alliance with Walgreens. Heck they only partnered on a whopping two stores, nationwide! The major point of the article isn’t Walgreens and Humana doing anything special – it’s because Humana has been buying physician groups and aggressively promoting plans that prefer them. Medicare insurance plans owning… doctors who primarily serve Medicare beneficiaries. That’s truly having your cake and eating it, too.

If you Do Medicare Sign-Up Wrong, It Will Cost You (NYTimes)

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Author Bio: Ben started Prepare for Medicare in 2014 to help people help people get objective answers to questions about Medicare. He’s held leadership roles at numerous Fortune 500 Medicare health insurers in product development, sales, marketing and strategy for over 20 years.