New Medicare Cards Are Coming | MedicarePlanFinder

New Medicare Cards 2018

Anastasia Iliou General, Medicare, News

New Medicare Cards 2018 Updated 10/30/18 New Medicare cards have been shipped across the country, but if you live in KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, OH, TN, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, they are on the way. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out new Medicare cards starting April 2018. If you are in the above …

Learn about the future of Medicare Plan F Going Away

Medicare Plan F Going Away

Kelsey Davis General, Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medigap

Medicare Plan F Going Away in 2020 What is Medicare Supplement Plan F? When you enroll in Original Medicare (Parts A and B) you have the option of increasing coverage by purchasing a Medicare Supplement plan (also called Medigap). These plans cover additional expenses that are not included in Parts A and B, like copayments, coinsurance, and yearly deductibles. For …

How To Switch Between Medicare Advantage and Medigap | MedicarePlanFinder

How To Switch Between Medicare Advantage and Medigap

Anastasia Iliou General, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap

Switching Between Medicare Advantage and Medigap Medicare Advantage and Medigap are similar in some ways but far different in others. Have you already enrolled in one but decided that it isn’t right for you and your health care needs? You can switch between Medicare Advantage and Medigap. Why Change? Medicare Advantage limits your doctor network, but Medigap gives you access …

Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods | MedicarePlanFinder

Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods

Anastasia Iliou General, Medicare

Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods Did you know that most people can only enroll in Medicare during a few months out of the year? Read through to figure out what medicare enrollment periods you are eligible to enroll during. If you still need help, one of your licensed agents can answer your questions! IEP (Initial Enrollment Period) Most seniors and Medicare …

Do Your Doctors Follow The 8-Minute Rule | MedicarePlanFinder

Do Your Doctors Follow The 8-Minute Rule?

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, General, Medicare

Do Your Doctors Follow The 8-Minute Rule? Medicare has certain rules and regulations in place to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.  Here’s one you may not have heard of – the 8-minute rule. Providers must treat patients for at least eight minutes to receive Medicare reimbursement. With this rule, your doctors can’t rush from patient to patient. You can get the quality …

Stay Away From Medicare Scams | MedicarePlanFinder

Medicare Scams to be Aware of

Anastasia Iliou General, Medicare, News

Medicare Scams to be Aware of The Annual Enrollment Period is quickly approaching. Starting October 15, you are able to purchase or change your Medicare coverage until December 7. What does this mean for you? You are able to get the best coverage for your needs and budget. What does this mean for scammers? They are looking for your private …

Medicare Benefits For Veterans | MedicarePlanFinder

Medicare for Veterans with VA Benefits

Anastasia Iliou General, Medicare

Medicare for Veterans with VA Benefits As a veteran, you might have access to free or almost-free health care through the VA – but veterans over the age of 65 can still benefit from enrolling in Medicare. VA care is limited to providers who accept VA treatment, and having Medicare coverage will expand your doctor network as well as provide …

Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Anastasia Iliou General

Medicare vs Medicare Advantage The Annual Enrollment Period is quickly approaching and starting October 15, you will be able to switch Medicare Plans. Which do you favor in the battle of Medicare vs Medicare Advantage? If you’re not quite sure, we’re here to help! By understanding the basic principles of each, you will be better prepared to make that decision. …

Vision Coverage For Seniors | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare Vision Coverage

Anastasia Iliou General, Medicare

Medicare Vision Coverage Did you know that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not provide much vision coverage for seniors and Medicare eligibles? It does not cover routine eye exams, eyeglasses, or contact lenses. Original Medicare only covers diagnostic tests and treatment (under Part B) if you are diabetic, at risk for glaucoma, or have either Lucentis or …

Seniors, Adopt A Dog For Your Health | MedicarePlanFinder

Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, General

Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors Most people can’t help but smile when a fluffy dog comes running over. Did you know that pets (especially dogs and cats) have been proven to provide both mental and physical health benefits? Your health and well-being may just be the best excuse yet for you to adopt a furry friend. Health Benefits of …