Tag Archives: Medicare

Health Care Reform – Act Now, Don’t Wait

It’s been all over the news: confusion, delays, people have been getting health insurance cancellation notices. The healthcare.gov website is not functioning well, at best. Phone ins to HealthCare Reform (ACA) only delay the process as these call must be enrolled through the same site that doesn’t work. So what should a person do? What is ACA? It…
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ACA Plans — Not Like Mom & Dad’s Health Coverage

ACA Health Insurance Plans Wow, health insurance has changed. Even getting the amount of premium you will pay has become a complex process. Also, the volume of people who will need to move to an ACA Plan has been a problem in October. Nearly 46% of all people with individual health insurance plans will need to enroll in…
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Do Your Drugs Have Restrictions Under Your Medicare Plan?

Advice for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans The 2013 Medicare “Annual Enrollment Period” (AEP) continues until 12/7/12. TV commercials, mailings, seminars are abundant during the AEP, and one subject you should pay specific attention to Plan changes and what restrictions might be placed on any medications that you take. Medicare Plan insurance Companies may guide you…
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Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period Starts 10/15

Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Drug Plans (Plan F) Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) will begin 10/15 and continue through 12/7. The AEP is when most people can change their Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Drug Plans (Part D). So, what do you need to know? MA plans can change every year, therefore review your…
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A Change in Medicare Coverage Can Save Your Parents Money

Medicare Coverage Discussion When dealing with Medicare, there are times when a person is able to change their health plan during the year, outside of the lock-in period. A review of your coverage at these times may save you money and increase your options for providers. First, it is important to understand the differences between…
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How Would The Proposed Healthcare Reform Affect You?

Questions and Answers about the Proposed Healthcare Reform Act Congress continues to debate healthcare reform act at the writing of this column. Conceptually, it is important to understand some of the key components of what is being discussed and how it will affect you. This is the time, if you are so inclined, to write…
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Simplifying Medicare Health Coverage Options

Health Insurance Coverage Questions are Answered The past three columns have been on Medicare and your options as consumers. With all of the health insurance issues today, this writer sees people with more questions concerning their Medicare options than any other issue as of this time. One aspect these people share is confusion over what…
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What Are My Medicare Coverage Choices?

Medicare Coverage Discussion If you have Medicare coverage, you may have more options for health coverage than you knew. Most people still have original Medicare, know they probably need a Supplement, and have an understanding of the coverage they have. However, if they are not covered by a retiree plan or group plan, they may not…
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