Health Insurance

Are There Special Enrolment Periods for Medicare Supplement Plans in South Florida?

Are There Special Enrolment Periods for Medicare Supplement Plans in South Florida?

Table of Contents Are There Special Enrolment Periods for Medicare Supplement Plans in South Florida?. 1 When is the Best Period to Enroll for Medicare Supplement Plan?. 1 Are There Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) for South Florida?. 1 Here are some of them: 2 Late Registration for Medicare Plan B. 2 Moving to a New […]

How to Compare My Medicare Part D Drug Plan

How to Compare My Medicare Part D Drug Plan

Help with Medicare Plan Finder By Kimberly Lankford Kiplinger Q: You’ve mentioned that the Medicare Plan Finder tool at Medicare.gov is a great way to compare Medicare Part D plans, but the tool seems difficult to use. Do you have any tips for navigating this online resource? A: Yes, the Plan Finder tool at Medicare.gov can […]

Sticking With One Doctor Can Improve Longevity

Sticking With One Doctor Can Improve Longevity

Sticking With One Doctor Can Improve Longevity Continuity of care results in greater patient satisfaction and fewer emergency room visits by Heather Hurlock, AARP Bulletin, September 2018 When it comes to medical care, variety is not the spice of life. In fact, seeing the same doctor over several years may increase your chance of living longer, according to […]

Trump’s Health Care Plans for Small Businesses Could Lower Costs

Trump’s Health Care Plans for Small Businesses Could Lower Costs

Trump’s Health Care Plans for Small Businesses Could Lower Costs Association health plans would allow small-business owners to band together to buy  or supply insurance in the large-group market. By Emily Canal Staff writer, Inc.com The Trump administration issued a rule on Tuesday that would make it easier for small businesses to unite and create health insurance plans that […]

Report warns of Medicare, Social Security insolvencies

Report warns of Medicare, Social Security insolvencies

Report warns of Medicare, Social Security insolvencies Trustees say financial problems can’t be ignored By Andrew Taylor and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar  Associated Press WASHINGTON — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. […]

The Trump Plan To Reduce Prescription Drug Prices Will Have A Major Impact

The Trump Plan To Reduce Prescription Drug Prices Will Have A Major Impact

The Trump Plan To Reduce Prescription Drug Prices Will Have A Major Impact Avik Roy, Forbes Staff May 14, 2008 On Friday, in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced a comprehensive new effort to lower drug prices. The hot take is that the new plan will achieve little, because it doesn’t ask Medicare […]

Introducing the New Medicare Card

Introducing the New Medicare Card

Starting April 1st, 2018 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new Medicare cards to members.  The new cards will no longer include the Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) containing the individual’s Social Security number, instead it will contain a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) number that will be assigned to […]

Doreen’s Deals: How to Save Money on Prescriptions!

Doreen’s Deals: How to Save Money on Prescriptions!

Save on prescriptions at Publix, GoodRx Nothing is certain but death, taxes and rising drug prices. A trip to the pharmacy is enough to make one ill as the cost of prescription drugs keeps skyrocketing, even with insurance. Pity the poor souls who don’t have coverage. Last week, I popped into the Publix pharmacy to […]

What CVS’s acquisition of Aetna could mean for shoppers, patients

What CVS’s acquisition of Aetna could mean for shoppers, patients

Elizabeth Weise and Marco della Cava, USA TODAY Published 8:45 p.m. ET Oct. 26, 2017 | Updated 10:31 a.m. ET Oct. 27, 2017   SAN FRANCISCO — A possible $66 billion takeover of health insurer Aetna by CVS Health could lower costs to both companies, leading to the hope that at least some savings might be passed through to […]

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Periods for Americans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Periods for Americans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Periods for Americans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes Date 2017-09-28 Title CMS Announces Special Enrollment Periods for Americans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes Contact press@cms.hhs.gov CMS Announces Special Enrollment Periods for Americans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes Agency provides special open enrollment periods for 2017 Medicare and Exchange coverage As a result of Hurricanes […]