|Posted on November 14, 2018 at 9:35 PM||comments (4)|
The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for 2018 will start on Oct. 15, and will run through Dec. 7. Your clients who are Medicare beneficiaries can take this opportunity to make coverage changes, which they may want to do if their health care needs have changed during the year. It's also a good time to check whether your clients' Part D plan has announced changes to prices or its formulary effective in 2019 to determine whether a change to another plan is warranted.
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|Posted on August 14, 2018 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
A growing majority of Americans agree: Health care shouldn’t be a business. They’re finally coming around to the idea that it can and should be a public good instead — something we can all turn to when the need arises.
The favorite right-wing argument against Medicare for All — the most popular approach to universal, publicly financed heath care — is that it’s too expensive. More on those costs in a moment. But first, we should note...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 24, 2018 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Should you pay $268 more for your Medicare Advantage? If Washington doesn’t stop the Health Insurance Tax, every senior on Medicare Advantage could pay $268 more every year. That’s $161 billion on the backs of seniors over the next 10 years.
Act NOW. Use the link below to complete the form to tell your member of Congress to protect your Medicare Advantage.
|Posted on July 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
By Virgil Dickson | July 2, 2018
Medicare Advantage enrollees spend less time in nursing facilities after surgery and are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when compared with those in traditional Medicare, according to a new report.
MA enrollees on average spent five fewer days in skilled nursing facilities and received 463 fewer minutes of rehabilitation therapy for hip fractures, according to a report in the June 2018 edition of PLOS Medicine, a peer-revi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 20, 2018 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Why is the Coalition Working to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage?
While beneficiaries report overwhelmingly high-levels of satisfaction with their Medicare Advantage plans, challenges for the program lie ahead. Medicare Advantage provides quality health care services at an affordable price to nearly 20 million beneficiaries nationwide. Medicare Advantage means more to beneficiaries then just leading a healthy life. It gives them security and peace of mind. We need to protect it.Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
A Medicare Special Election Period (SEP) allows you to enroll in Medicare or change your Medicare coverage outside of your Initial Enrollment Period or other enrollment periods without penalty. There are different SEPs to cover different circumstance. A Qualifying Life Event (QLE) means a change in your situation — like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage — that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance ...Read Full Post »