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All You Need to Know About the Income Limit for Extra Help for Medicare

At some point or other, everyone is going to need Medicare. By the time you hit 65, it’s expected of you that you have looked through the various plans offered and begin the sign up process to get you covered federally. These plans try to optimize affordability and accessibility to get you the best coverage possible. However, they can also be pretty expensive if you don’t have much of a retirement fund. Prescription drugs especially […]

Is Your Mental Health in Good Hands with Medicare?

Medicare and Mental HealthWe’re finally starting to get into times where talking about mental health isn’t taboo anymore. People are more open than ever before about their mental health because admitting that you’re not doing well is ok! Taking steps to see someone for counseling is far more commonplace than it might have been a decade ago, and they can be the first steps to a happier life. Therapy and counseling, though, aren’t cheap affairs, […]

3 Ways to Avoid Scams for Medicare During Open Enrollment

As you are well aware, during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), you tend to get bombarded with Medicare ads, news, flyers, calls, and more. It’s not always easy to know what is a scam, who you can trust, or even what is legal when it comes to selling Medicare policies. As you’re trying to determine what health insurance plan is best for you, we encourage you to know the laws surrounding Medicare and always double-check […]

Do I Need to Sign Up for Medicare at 65 If I’m Still Working?

The age of retirement seems to be delayed longer and longer for most Americans, leaving many confused about when to enroll in Medicare. While the standard is to enroll within three months from your 65th birthday, many people assume they do not have to if they will still be receiving health insurance from their employer. This misconception could lead to penalties and fees that could have otherwise been avoided. Let’s break down the scenarios for […]

Medicare.gov Physician Compare Tool: What is it?

Finding physicians and clinicians to give you the proper care can be really difficult. Are they covered by your Medicare plan? Are they close enough to your house that you don’t have to worry about a long commute? Are they specialized in a particular area of care you need? Lucky for you, you can use the Medicare “physician compare” tool that allows you to find local doctors within a matter of seconds.How do you use […]

[Press Release] 2020 Medicare Rates for Parts A and B

On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 Medicare rates for premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. [SOURCE] CMS Press Release Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and certain other medical and health services not covered by Medicare Part A. Each year the Medicare premiums, deductibles, […]

Your Doctor is Leaving Your Health Plan? This is What You Should Do

So, you just got word that your doctor is leaving your health plan. What the heck are you supposed to do? Does this mean you have to find a whole new doctor? How is your coverage going to be affected by this? Are you going to need to build trust with ANOTHER new doctor? Well, worry not, because we have some sage wisdom in these trying times. The way we see it, there are 3 […]

[Press Release] CMS Nursing Home Compare Tool

Trump Administration Empowers Nursing Home Patients, Residents, Families, and Caregivers by Enhancing Transparency about Abuse and Neglect En Español  Today, the Trump Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a major enhancement of the information available to nursing home residents, families, and caregivers on the Agency’s Nursing Home Compare website. Later this month, CMS will – for the first time – display a consumer alert icon next to nursing homes that […]

How to Find a Doctor Who Accepts Medicare

Are you worried about finding a doctor who accepts Medicare? Good news! According to a Kaiser Survey in 2015, most primary care doctors still participate in the Medicare program and are accepting new Medicare patients. So, it’s quite likely your current doctor will continue to accept you as a patient when you start on Medicare. But if not, here’s how to go about finding a doctor who accepts Medicare, with no surprise costs. In terms […]

[FREE Printable] 6 Phone Numbers Every Senior Should Have

We are more than just your go-to place for complex Medicare answers – we’re also a great resource for the little things. Sometimes the simplest gestures can make life easier and that’s what we like to do for our clients. So, we’ve rounded up the phone numbers and websites of 6 important places and put it in a printable for you to keep next to your phone or posted somewhere else helpful. Click the image […]