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Drug Price Transparency: Everything You Need to Know

Kelsey Davis Medicare

Drug Price Transparency: Everything You Need to Know The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that $1 out of every $6 in Medicare spending is for prescription drugs. These medications play an important role in the health of 59 million seniors and Medicare eligibles. Drug price transparency is crucial in informing consumers and developing new strategies that address the issue …

Medicare Advantage 2019

Medicare Advantage 2019 Changes

Kelsey Davis Medicare, Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage 2019 Changes On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced the 2019 Original Medicare premium and deductible increase, but what about Medicare Advantage plans? Unlike Medicare Part A and B, beneficiaries enrolled in MA plans may see a decrease in their premiums for the upcoming year. Medicare Advantage 2019 Premiums In September, CMS announced …

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Does Medicare cover flu shots?

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

Does Medicare cover flu shots? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, there are over 31.4 million outpatient doctor visits due to the flu virus in the United States. Anyone can get the flu, even the healthiest of people, which is why it’s important to take the necessary preventive measures. Getting an annual flu shot …

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2019 Medicare Premiums and Deductible Increase

Kelsey Davis Medicare

2019 Medicare Premiums and Deductible Increase On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2019 Medicare premiums and Medicare deductible increase for Part A and B. These changes may be small, but CMS strives to empower beneficiaries and promote complete transparency when it comes to selecting healthcare coverage. Medicare deductibles and premiums increase due …

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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 …

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement | MedicarePlanFinder.com

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement

amcnurlan Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement

The Differences Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement The question comes up at least once a day – which is the better plan?  You are going to have to make a decision on which Medicare option is best for your needs, so you need to first understand the basics of Medicare Supplement (Medigap) and the Medicare Advantage plans. These are …

Simply Explained: Ancillary Products | Medicare Plan Finder

Simply Explained: Ancillary Products

Anastasia Iliou Ancillary, Medicare

Understanding Ancillary Products Ancillary insurance products cover items that your Medicare plan will not. Typically, ancillary health products are available for life, dental, vision, hearing, short-term care, cancer, heart attack, stroke, hospital indemnity, life, and final expense coverage. Below is a brief overview to prepare you for discussions with your agent. Check back soon for more details about what the …

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 …

What You Can Do During Your Enrollment Period | MedicarePlanFinder

What You Can Do During Your Enrollment Period

Anastasia Iliou Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, Medigap

What You Can Do During Your Enrollment Period As a Medicare beneficiary, you are entitled to three types of enrollment periods. The first is your IEP, or Initial Enrollment Period, and it happens in a seven-month window surrounding your 65th birthday. The second is an SEP, or Special Enrollment Period, and it requires special circumstances. The third is AEP, or the …

Learn how pre-existing conditions affect Medicare Supplement plans!

Do Medicare Supplement Plans Cover Pre-existing Conditions?

Kelsey Davis Medicare Supplement

Do Medicare Supplement Plans Cover Pre-existing Conditions? A pre-existing condition is a medical condition that started before a person’s health benefits went into effect. If you have an illness or condition, you may be hesitant to explore Medicare Supplement plans. Will they accept you? Will your condition be covered? We are your one-stop-shop for understanding how your pre-existing conditions affect …