Open/Close Menu San Diego Medicare independent agent, also Small Business benefit, Long Term Care, Dental plan and Life Insurance

Q: I recently switched from my employer group plan to a Medicare plan with prescription coverage. I received a letter from the insurance company notifying me that I owed a part D penalty. Why do I get the penalty, and what should I do? A: If you receive a letter indicating that you have a…

I’d like to address a hot topic that came out from the matter that Scripps Health (Coastal and Clinic) will no longer be accepting Medicare Advantage plans in 2024. To keep your Scripps doctors and hospital, the recommended way is to have Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), plus a Part D plan. However, when…

The rumors that Scripps Clinic and Coastal, a popular medical group in San Diego County, will no longer be accepting Medicare Advantage plans in 2024 have been confirmed with the release of the emails sent to those plans’ members on 9/27/2023. In the email sent from Scripps Health to a client mentioned that Scripps Clinic…

Q: I will turn 65 in September and be eligible for Medicare. Can I enroll in October during my Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) and request the effective date to be on January 1? A: The Medicare enrollment timeline and coverage starting date for a new beneficiary in his/her Initial Enrollment Period follow this guideline shown…

If you have Brand New Day or Central Health Medicare plan, you may want to read this latest news about their parent company, Bright Health. Embattled Bright Health will fully cut its insurance business as a potential bankruptcy looms, the company announced Friday, April 28th, 2023. The company secured an extension to its credit facility…

SilverSneakers is a great benefit to help older adults improve their well-being and keep active by offering options such as: access to 15,000+ fitness locations, including use of all basic amenities. the ability to enroll at multiple locations any time guidance from dedicated fitness staff all along the way group or online fitness classes and…

Our walk-in Medicare Resource Center is open year-long and staffed with Medicare representatives from Medicare Central, weekly on Fridays from 11 AM—1 PM. Transitioning to your Medicare health insurance is an important turning point that is frequently confusing. At the Medicare Resource Center, I provide Medicare education, guidance, and year-round consultation and support to ensure you…

I stumbled upon this great article about Medicare and Powers of Attorney and how it can help you make Medicare decisions. Basically, Medicare will not share your information with anyone including your spouse. And just having someone authorized as your Power of Attorney will not allow that person to make Medicare decisions on your behalf….

Knowing the difference before you schedule an appointment may help you to avoid unexpected costs. You probably know that having an annual check-up with your primary care doctor is a good idea for several reasons. A yearly appointment gives your doctor an opportunity to check on your general health, look for anything unusual and talk…

Q: Help! I got notified that my Aetna Medicare plan was no longer accepted by my Optum Care primary doctor. And I want to keep my doctor. What should I do? A: As explained in our recent blog post, “Aetna and Optum Health Network HMO Medicare Termination eff 1/1/2023“, Aetna has terminated its contract with…

Page 1 of 91 2 3 9

© 2015-2022 Esther Sulistio | MADE WITH LOVE!

STAY CONNECTED WITH US: