Tag: Medicare Advantage

Does a free market benefit the individual or the health care provider?

Does a free market benefit the individual or the health care provider? The insurance industry is complex and adjusting how its products are marketed may have a negative impact on consumers. Economists swear by a free market environment as being beneficial

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Helping Seniors with Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

The Greying of America, a transition period, began in 2000. Statistics show that the American population is aging. In 2000 there were 35 million Americans aged 65 and older, an increase of 12 percent from 1990. Close to one-half of

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Mark 2017 Open Enrollment on the Calendar Now

It is never too early to plan ahead for 2017 open enrollment and decide what changes need to be made in everyone’s health care coverage The annual open enrollment (AEP) for 2017 Medicare coverage begins in October 15 and ends

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AEP is Approaching for Medicare – Work it to Your Advantage

This is the perfect time to focus on your Medicare customers. The Medicare Annual Election Period is at hand. It can be confusing for your regular and potential clients to keep the various annual election periods (AEP) straight. For Medicare

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Lien Resolution In Personal Injury Cases

By Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA This is the second in a series of articles dealing with lien resolution in personal injury cases. Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans Medicare Part C. commonly known as Medicare Advantage, is a Medicare substitute program

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What to Do if You Move to a New Home Outside Your Medicare Advantage Plan’s Service Area

If you are relocating to a new home that is within your Medicare plan’s service area, you will be able to keep your plan. However, if you are relocating to a place outside of the service area of your Medicare

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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans Medicare Part C, commonly known as Medicare Advantage, is a Medicare substitute program operated by private health insurance companies as a managed care plan. Medicare Part D similarly

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Can I Qualify for Medicare if I have a Disability?

Medicare is well-known for providing health insurance for people age 65 and older. However, Medicare can also provide health coverage for younger people with disabilities, so if you have a disability, it is important to know how you may qualify

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Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

Deciding what type of health insurance to get can be a daunting task for seniors. Medicare is highly regarded and very popular, but Medicare Advantage differs in ways that could be advantageous to some. Original Medicare includes Medicare Part A

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CMS has proposed a very small decrease in payments to Medicare Advantage plans for 2016, however, when more intensive services are factored in, the agency says overall payments should increase by about 1.05%.

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