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Q & A: When Can I Change My Rx and Medicare Plans?

Oct 10 2020 We printed this Q&A column in the Oct. 10, 2020 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. When Can I Change My Rx and Medicare Plans? A: The Medicare Annual Election Period is coming up from... more

Premiums reduced in 2020 for some senior plans

Nov 15 2019 There's good news for seniors for their 2020 medical options and costs. Medicare continues to offer seniors and people with disabilities with flexibility and choices while providing high... more

Changes for 2020 Medicare clients - Part 2

Nov 15 2019 Deductibles for 2020 for Medicare plans are changing for Medicare Plans A and B. - Related: 2020 Medigap policy changesRelated: Medicare: What's the difference? Medicare 2020 Part A... more

2020 Medigap policy changes

Sep 24 2019 One significant change to Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans beginning on January 1, 2020 is the withdrawal of two popular standardized plan options – Plans C and F. Starting January 1,... more

Prevention for pneumonia this fall

Sep 24 2019 Did you know about 1 million Americans go to the hospital with pneumonia every year? Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by pneumococcal disease, which can also cause blood infections... more

New Medicare card reminders & facts

Sep 24 2019 By now, our senior clients should have received their new Medicare card - with your new Medicare Number. When you’re enrolled in Medicare, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare... more

Genetic testing fraud alert

Sep 24 2019 You should know about the latest fraud scheme involving genetic testing, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. Scammers are offering “... more

Q & A: When can I change my Rx and Medicare Plans?

Oct 10 2018 We published this Q&A column in the Oct. 10 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: When can I change my Rx and Medicare Plans? A: The Medicare Annual Election Period is coming up from... more

New Medicare ID cards coming in April

Oct 9 2017 New cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use. - Seniors and others who use Medicare benefits will have a new ID number soon. The Centers for... more

Disabled Under 65 - New Medicare Supplements Available in Idaho

May 1 2017 Medicare Supplement insurance (aka Medigap Plans) will be made available in Idaho to Medicare-eligible individuals under age 65 with disabilities or end-stage renal disease beginning... more

Medicare Quiz - 10 Things Everyone Should Know

Oct 14 2015 HOW SMART ARE YOU ABOUT MEDICARE? TAKE THIS MEDICARE QUIZ AND FIND OUT! President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare program into law in 1965. For more than 50 years, Medicare has... more

ACA Saved Seniors $15B on RX

Feb 24 2015 Since 2010, 9.4 million people with Medicare have saved over $15 billion on prescription drugs according to new information released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).... more

Medicare Shifting From Volume To Value

Jan 26 2015 Goals and a timeline are being set to move the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they... more

Top Ten Senior Scams

Jan 18 2012 If you are a senior or if have seniors in your life, please pass along this information. Every U.S. citizen older than 65 qualifies for Medicare, making Medicare/health insurance fraud one... more

Cutting CMS Payment Errors Saved $17.6 Billion

Dec 2 2011 Stopping payment errors in Medicare, Medicaid, Pell Grants and Food Stamps has saved $17.6 billion dollars in 2011 according to The Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Cut Waste... more

Medicare's Physician Fees Need Fixed

Nov 2 2011 Physicians have faced steep payment cuts annually because of a flawed 1997 law according to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Secretary... more

2012 Medicare Part B Premiums Lower

Oct 28 2011 Medicare Part B premiums in 2012 will be lower than previously projected and the Part B deductible will decrease by $22 according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and... more

Medicare Annual Election Starts & Ends Early

Sep 15 2011 This year marks an important change in Medicare's annual open enrollment, the time period during which people can choose to change plans or shift from Medicare Advantage to Traditional... more

6 New Health Care Reforms Begin Jan 1, 2011

Nov 15 2010 January 1, 2011 is a key date for six new health care reforms created by the Affordable Care Act. Seniors primarily benefit from this current round of reforms but premium vs profit... more

Senior Health Plans Changing / Some Discontinued

Oct 13 2010 Millions of seniors must choose new Medicare supplement plans before 1/1/2011. Some plans are being discontinued to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Call us for an appointment with a... more

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