If I were still blessed with the earthly presence of my mother, I’d like to think she would buy her Medicare Plan from me. But maybe not. I doubt she ever forgot my irresponsible teen age years. And my irresponsible teen age years extended into my twenties. But mom was very forgiving so she’d probably
Question 1 – Are My Doctors in the Network of the Medicare Plan? This is a big one, especially if you have a health condition. If your doctor does not accept your plan you will probably wind up paying the full price for his or her services. When checking to see if your doctors are
You may know that neither Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, nor any currently sold Medicare Supplement covers prescription drugs, at least not the typical prescription drugs a pharmacist from Walgreens is likely to put into a pill bottle and hand you. But that is not the piece of information that shocked me. You can
Medicare Part B Costs Too High? If you are enrolled in Medicare, you probably pay for Medicare Part B. Unless your state is paying it for you, you pay quarterly or your monthly social security check is being reduced by the amount of your premium.. You are probably paying $134 or less monthly or $402
What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? There are two main differences between the two programs. Medicaid is administered by the states. Medicare is a federal program. To qualify for Medicaid, your income and assets need fall within the guidelines. You qualify for Medicare based on your age or disability. Medicaid States will generally
The next Medicare Open Enrollment Period (technically the Annual Election Period or AEP) will begin on Saturday October 15th and will end on Wednesday December 7th. There are exceptions, but for most Medicare recipients it is the only time of the year they can change to a different Medicare health plan. You can get quotes
If you are a Medicare beneficiary with a low income you may qualify for programs that will lower your costs for healthcare. Unfortunately, many more people qualify for these programs than know that these programs exist. Connecticut MSP Program Lowering the Cost of Connecticut Medicare insurance The State of Connecticut has a program that pays
Using Medicare.gov to Find the Right Medicare Advantage Plan for You Medicare.gov (the Medicare official website) provides a free and relatively easy to use resource to help you select the right Medicare Advantage (Part C) insurance policy for your situation. (It is also an excellent resource for researching PDP – prescription drug plan – options.