The board of trustees of Medicare released the Medicare costs for 2022 in August, summed up in the table below.  The amount shown here is not official yet, but the official ones will be released later this year. The costs typically increase a marginal amount each year to help offset the rising cost of the…

WellCare PDP is consolidating from 6 plan offerings down to 3 plan offerings in 2022. They are reducing the number of plans due to CMS limits on the number of PDPs a plan sponsor is allowed to offer. WellCare was allowed a two-year transition period as part of the Aetna PDP acquisition, which allowed them…

Retaining a good Medicare plan means understanding how all the parts fit together to choose your tailor-made coverage. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan or Stand Alone Drug Plan, this is your special time of year to review your plan or make a plan change to better meet your needs. Medicare health…

As you have probably noticed, the amount of Medicare marketing through many channels such as TV, mails, and social media has increased closer to the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP). A lot of these ads promote many rich benefits such as transportation, dental, vision, even premium part B rebate to reduce your part B premium….

A Deductible is a specified amount of money that you must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim. The deductible will reset every calendar year. Since we have entered the new year, your deductible will start over in January. If you have a plan with a deductible such as Medicare Supplement Plan G…

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2021 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Below are the costs of Medicare. MEDICARE COSTS20202021Premium Part B$144.60$148.50Premium Part A (if you buy)$458$471Part B Deductible$198$203Part A Deductible$1408$1484Daily Part A Coinsurance for 61st-90th Day$352$371Maximum Part D Deductible$435$445…

Most people who switch to a new plan during Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (October 15- December 7) like their new Medicare plan and plan to keep it. But what if you or someone you know doesn’t like the new plan? Every year from January 1 – March 31, there’s an opportunity for these people to…

SILVERSNEAKERS ZERO-COST STEPS KIT Exercise can help you feel younger and live a healthier life. SilverSneakers Steps can help you get the activity you need to stay healthy, gain better balance, and get stronger without having to leave your home. The best thing about this is you can do the Steps program anywhere – even…

Getting ready to sign up for Medicare? Thinking about a Medicare Advantage plan but not sure that’s what you really want? You switched from a Medicare Supplement to a Medicare Advantage plan but not happy with the new plan? Medicare beneficiaries have a 12-month period to try out a Medicare Advantage or Part C plan. If they…

Losing your Medicare card can cause you to panic.  That’s why knowing in advance what to do if your Medicare card is lost or stolen is important and can save you a headache. Luckily, getting a replacement Medicare card is easy. To know how this article “What to Do if Your Medicare Card is Lost…

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