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How to Lower Your Part D Drug Costs

This year, people with Medicare may qualify for even more savings through the Extra Help program. This program helps some people pay their Medicare drug coverage (Part D) costs, like premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and other costs. The program… Read More

Medicare Minute: Ending Care Appeals

If you are receiving care in a hospital or non-hospital setting and are told that your Medicare will no longer pay for your care, you have the right to a fast appeal if you feel that continued care… Read More

Medicare Minute: What’s New in 2024?

With a new year comes changes to your Medicare costs and coverage. Download this timely handout for details on changes in hospital insurance, medical insurance and prescription drug coverage.  When can I change my coverage in 2024? You… Read More

Medicare Minute: Part D Appeals – What to do when your medication isn’t covered

Want to learn what to do when a medication isn’t covered? Download this handout for tips. Part D appeals at a glance: • If your plan won’t cover your medication, you can appeal the decision. • The process… Read More

Medicare Minute: Choosing Doctors and Facilities

Depending on your coverage, you will have different considerations when choosing health care providers like doctors, hospitals, or medical equipment suppliers. Follow this link to review some of these factors, so you can get your care covered at… Read More

Protecting Yourself from Marketing Violations

During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, you will likely experience more marketing from private Medicare plans, like Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D plans. Companies try to reach consumers in various ways, like television commercials, radio ads, events, mailings,… Read More

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period

Open Enrollment runs October 15 through December 7 and is the time of year when you can make certain changes to your Medicare coverage. The last change you make will take effect on January 1. Take action during… Read More

Medigaps

Medigaps, what are they? Medigaps are health insurance policies that offer standardized benefits to work only with Original Medicare (not with Medicare Advantage). They are sold by private insurance companies. If you have a Medigap, it pays part… Read More

Happy 65th Birthday! Have questions about your new Medicare coverage?

Did you know that you are first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65? You may be eligible to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or ALS… Read More

Medicare and Transportation Services

Ambulances are vehicles that transport patients to and from medical facilities, like hospitals. Ambulances are medically equipped and staffed by professionals like EMTs or paramedics. Click this link to better understand how Medicare covers transportation in ambulances.