Making Sense of Medicare Supplements

by Jagger Esch
21 Oct 2019 at 9:00am

One of the hottest topics right now is the Medicare buy-in programs that are flying around Washington. We can all agree that it benefits our country to get health care access to all. To make that a reality, some lawmakers have plans detailing their ideas. Medicare buy-in gives protection to people who can afford the…

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by Jagger Esch
14 Oct 2019 at 10:24am

October 3rd, President Donald J. Trump made a new Medicare Executive Order which would increase the private sector. Also, this increase could be more affordable plans for seniors in the U.S. The new order is called ?Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation?s Seniors? and will strengthen Medicare Advantage (MA) plans which tend to be…

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by Jagger Esch
14 Oct 2019 at 9:00am

Most Americans still rate their healthcare quite positively. Coverage and quality of personal healthcare services have a higher satisfaction rating. On a national scale, healthcare coverage and the quality of services doesn?t receive the same rating scores that personal healthcare coverage does. Congress is debating about how the United States? health-care system needs some updating.…

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by MedicareFAQ
10 Oct 2019 at 2:58pm

Upcoming Medicare physical therapy cuts could impact patients’ access to care in major ways. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issues a proposal to make changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Scheule (PFS) for the year 2020. However, future cuts are something patients and providers alike are against. Upcoming Medicare Physical Therapy Cuts…

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by MedicareFAQ
10 Oct 2019 at 2:44pm

The Direct CARE Opportunity Act will provide grants to around a dozen organizations or states to find a solution to the growing need for caregivers. Home health aides and caregiving may be the future of work. It?s one of the toughest jobs in the country that receives little compensation for services. However, Congress has a…

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by Jagger Esch
7 Oct 2019 at 9:00am

There is a trend of rising prescription drugs costs. Americans pay more toward prescription drug costs that our counterparts elsewhere in the world. In 2017, insurers, insureds, and the government spent over $330 billion; according to data from the National Health Expenditure. The cost of prescription drugs continues to climb each year. Yet the prescription…

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by Lindsay Engle
25 Sep 2019 at 10:07am

We celebrated National Medicare Education Week by giving beneficiaries important information to help them understand their options. Also, many resources are free to you as we approach the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). We encourage you to view our educational videos and bookmark our AEP checklist; the knowledge we share will empower you and make AEP…

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by Jagger Esch
19 Sep 2019 at 9:00am

Atorvastatin misconceptions are common; these things range from drowsiness to liver damage. Knowing the facts before you start taking medication can give you peace of mind in your routine. However, half of the people who begin the treatment of atorvastatin, discontinue it within the first six months. Of those individuals, majority restart that very same…

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by Jagger Esch
18 Sep 2019 at 9:00am

Medicare is getting in-the-loop with the digital age by launching a new app earlier this year. The idea is to help beneficiaries plan the services that Medicare covers. Spending time sitting in the waiting room at the doctor?s office can lead to many questions. You may find yourself wondering if your policy will cover a…

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