Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

It’s that time of year again! It’s Medicare open enrollment! Do the many available plans confuse you and cause you to want to pull your hair out? Well, you’re not alone. Most of the seniors that we serve are covered by Medicare but scratch their…

New Medicare ID Cards

Preventing identity theft is the purpose of the new Medicare ID cards. Because a person’s Social Security number is currently on Medicare ID cards, this number, (used by Social Security Administration, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, state Medicaid agencies, health care providers and health plans), is…

What Health Insurance Doesn't Cover

Health insurance doesn’t cover everything. Listed below are some of the most common health procedures along with reasons why they most likely won’t be covered by your health insurance. Travel vaccines, if going abroad, are not covered because travel is not medically necessary so therefore…

New Developments for LGBT Benefits

  LGBT people need to be aware of recent developments that change how Medicare and Medicaid work for them. First, the Supreme Court’s legalization of same sex marriage in all states changed how Medicare and Medicaid evaluate the eligibility of same sex spouses for both…

Medicare A, B, C and D Explained

Each part of Medicare provides different kinds of coverage. Explanations follow: Part A – helps pay for a stay in the hospital and skilled nursing facilities, home health services, and hospice care – as long as certain conditions are met. There are no monthly premiums…