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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…

Congrats on getting your new health plan! Besides making sure you have received the ID card, here are a few reminders for you to ensure your coverage sailing smoothly: 1. Take time to understand your plan benefits and how to use them. If your plan offers extra benefits such as gym membership, Health rewards, transportation,…

The standard Part B premium in 2023 will be $164.90/mo. This is lower compared to its 2022 premium, which was $170.10. In the meantime, the annual deductible for Medicare Part B is $226 /year. This is important to know if you have a Medicare supplement plan G or N because you must meet the part…

Recently on 12/13/2023, Aetna informed us, their Medicare agents, that Optum Health Network will no longer be in-network for Aetna HMO Medicare plans effective January 1, 2023. This contract termination will only apply to the provider network in Southern California and to these Medicare HMO plans only: HMO PLUS PLAN H4982-001; 002; 004 HMO SELECT…

Come and see me at my Medicare kiosks and seminars from October 10th to December 7th at these locations. Blue Shield Medicare SeminarsDate: 10/19 @ 1PM; 10/26 @ 4PM; 11/10 @ 4PM; 11/16 @ 2PM; 12/1 @ 4PMPlace: Terri Yurek Insurance13240 Evening Creek Dr S, Ste 305San Diego CA 92128 For the seminar, please rsvp…

You may know someone who has a Medicare CalMediconnect plan (it’s shown on the member ID card). Or you may have one of these Dual Medicare-Medi-Cal plans such as Scan Scripps Plus, Anthem Coordination Plus, Blue Shield Coordinated Choice, UHC Assure, and Humana Value Plus. If yes, please read below. Please note, you will know…

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes a broad package of health, tax, and climate change provisions. The law includes several provisions to lower prescription drug costs for people with Medicare and reduce drug spending by the federal government. These provisions will take effect beginning…

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently opened the much-anticipated federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Portal, a component of the No Surprises Act section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the Act) that protects people covered under group and individual health plans from receiving surprise medical bills when they receive most emergency services,…

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