Medicare Advantage

Are you stuck in your Medicare Advantage plan?

Seems like Medicare Advantage plans are all the rage these days, with their low or no additional premiums, and with coverage exceeding that provided by “original Medicare” and usually exceeding coverage offered in many Medicare Supplement plans. Fact is, the…

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage

A recent report shows Medicare Advantage enrollment has increased by almost 2 million beneficiaries in 2023. Currently, 33 million individuals of the 65.9 million Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are members of a Medicare Advantage health plan. Victoria Bailey reports on the Medicare…

Curious about Medicare Advantage?

Are you turning 65 this year and confused about Medicare and Medicare Advantage; you are not alone. It is good to educate yourself on Medicare, usually referred to as original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Both have their pros and cons…

Did you hear about a Medicare Flex Card?

You may have heard the term Medicare Flex Card used in the recent Annual Open Enrollment, but what is it, and can I get one? First, the federal government does not issue these cards; it is a benefit available to…

GOP Frontrunner Trump Maintains “Don’t Touch” Stance on Social Security

In a post yesterday on finance.yahoo.com, contributor Vance Cariaga offers an update on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s position on campaign hot button Social Security. The update, in essence, is that there has been no change in Trump’s position that…

Medicare Advantage plans offering food and produce benefits

In the upcoming plan year, 1,475 Medicare Advantage plans will offer food and produce benefits to their low-income enrollees. In the new analysis published by the consulting firm ATI Advisory, this is a two percent increase from five years ago.…

What you need to know about Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare open enrollment –annual election period (AEP)- refers to an enrollment period from October 15th through December 7th, during which Medicare plan enrollees can reevaluate their existing Medicare coverage. If you are 65 or older, you have probably received a…

Medicare Advantage isn’t right for everyone.

Medicare open enrollment – also known as the annual election period (AEP)- refers to an enrollment period from October 15th through December 7th, during which Medicare plan enrollees can reevaluate their existing Medicare coverage. It is also when those pesky…

Medicare marketing complaints increase 

Medicare’s open enrollment season is upon us, with the barrage of television commercials, tons of junk mail, and other forms of social media marketing all persuading us to why we should join their Medicare Advantage health plan. However, Medicare Advantage…

How Do Dual-Eligible Individuals Get Their Medicare Coverage?

(By Maria T. Peña, Maiss Mohamed, Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek, Juliette Cubanski, and Tricia Neuman for Kaiser Family Foundation Published: Jul 31, 2023) Medicare and Medicaid provide health coverage to 12.5 million individuals who are enrolled in both programs, known as…

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