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Latest Medicare Insurance News

Fact Check: Loebsack Targets Miller-Meeks on Medicare
The ad also references a tweet Miller-Meeks made, supporting a Medicare Premium Support program in Paul Ryan's 2012 budget proposal. That program would replace Medicare insurance coverage by giving Medicare recipients a fixed dollar amount to buy …
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Five Tips About Medicare Advantage
As a billing manager, I often found many senior patients were misinformed about their Medicare coverage. A lack of basic understanding would translate into delays, higher costs and added stress. Understanding five basic points could help such patients …
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Walmart Plans Health Insurance Shopping
The world's largest retailer plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare coverage options and enroll in Medicare plans or the public exchange plans created under the …
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Medicare Supplement Insurance-medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare Supplement Insurance

Learn about Medicare Supplement Insurance and what it covers. Medicare supplement insurance picks up the doctor bills that Medicare does not pay. It covers hospital care when Medicare coverage ends. And it even helps when Medicare has no coverage, for instance when you are traveling abroad.

How Does Medicare Supplement Insurance Work? It’s pretty automatic and problems are rare. Medicare pays 80% of a pre-approved rate for doctor services. Your Medicare Supplement plan pays the remaining 20%. Medicare Supplement coverage adds to Medicare’s coverage in most situations.

It’s easy to underestimate how much healthcare can

Living Trust Seminar

Living Trust Seminar
Event on 2014-09-23 11:30:00

On the Topic of Estate Planning, you’ll learn about the function of the different documents needed and when they are used, including:
– A Living Will
– Health Care Directives
– Durable Power of Attorney
– HIPAA Release
– Last Will & Testament
– Revocable Living Trust

On the topic of Tax Laws, you’ll learn about how the tax laws affect you, including:
– Details about the considerable flux that the gift tax and estate tax laws have been in, leaving planners and their clients with a lot of – unknowns. Congress settled this at the very end of 2012. What does this mean for you & how should you move forward with adjusting your plan?
– You’ll learn whether or not you need to change your existing trust documents due to the new tax laws.
– Why Living Trusts still benefit middle class people who have no concern about estate tax.

On the topic of Elder Law, you’ll learn about the following:
– Medicare coverage
– Medi-Cal myths and misinformation
– Learn why a standard Power of Attorney may cause problems for elder planning
– The truth about “look-back” rules and why you may still be eligible for Medi-Cal — even if you’ve transferred assets in the last 5 years
– How to provide for your spouse before you spend it all on nursing home expenses
– How assets may be preserved if you are currently in a nursing home
– Why your nursing home insurance may be inadequate to meet your needs
– How an Irrevocable Trust may help preserve and protect assets for your spouse and heirs, and also provide protection against scam artists and elder financial abuse.

at San Juan Oaks Golf and Country Club
3825 Union Road
Hollister, United States

Latest Medicare Enroll News

The Guide To Medicare Coverage For Seniors
If you're meeting with an older adult who would benefit from enrolling in Medicare, consider the ways you can easily break down its features so the senior can understand what they are eligible for and why they should apply. It's important to encourage …
Read more on Sunrise Senior Living Blog (blog)

Just-about-65ers learn ins and outs of Medicare
Michelle Kraham, an OFA case manager, and OFA Aging Service Program Manager Patti Moskaluk gave a power-point presentation that explained the four parts of Medicare, plus its supplement, Medigap. ….. “You sign up when you sign up for Medicare.
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Medicare Assistance Program can save Branch County seniors money

Medicare Assistance Program can save Branch County seniors money
Enroll in Medicare Savings Programs. • Review your Medicare supplemental ("Medigap") insurance needs compare policies and pursue claims and refunds. • Identify and report Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse. MMAP counselors will not advise you on …
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Medicare to Review Drug Prescriptions Strictly!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last Monday have declared that all healthcare providers should enroll to Medicare for ordering medications for its patients, under its new drug program referred as Part D. This move would help bar …
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Medicaid, Medicare coverage can merge
He said in an email that people who enroll in the plan “work with a care manager … who will get to know them individually and explore (their) needs and preferences for health care.” Markva said supplemental benefits “not available under traditional …
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Living Trust Seminar

Living Trust Seminar
Event on 2014-05-13 11:00:00

On the Topic of Estate Planning, you’ll learn about the function of the different documents needed and when they are used, including:
– A Living Will
– Health Care Directives
– Durable Power of Attorney
– HIPAA Release
– Last Will & Testament
– Revocable Living Trust

On the topic of Tax Laws, you’ll learn about how the tax laws affect you, including:
– Details about the considerable flux that the gift tax and estate tax laws have been in, leaving planners and their clients with a lot of – unknowns. Congress settled this at the very end of 2012. What does this mean for you & how should you move forward with adjusting your plan?
– You’ll learn whether or not you need to change your existing trust documents due to the new tax laws.
– Why Living Trusts still benefit middle class people who have no concern about estate tax.

On the topic of Elder Law, you’ll learn about the following:
– Medicare coverage
– Medi-Cal myths and misinformation
– Learn why a standard Power of Attorney may cause problems for elder planning
– The truth about “look-back” rules and why you may still be eligible for Medi-Cal — even if you’ve transferred assets in the last 5 years
– How to provide for your spouse before you spend it all on nursing home expenses
– How assets may be preserved if you are currently in a nursing home
– Why your nursing home insurance may be inadequate to meet your needs
– How an Irrevocable Trust may help preserve and protect assets for your spouse and heirs, and also provide protection against scam artists and elder financial abuse.

at The Law Offices of James A. Ward
1035 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, United States

58% Of Seniors Worried Their Health Plan Could Be Cancelled – According To New Poll By The Senior Citizens League


Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

One of the most politically incendiary issues of last fall’s Obamacare launch may turn into a major issue with senior voters in 2014, says The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a nonpartisan seniors organization. According to a new poll released today by TSCL, 58 percent of seniors, including those over the age of 65, say that they are worried that their health plan could be cancelled to meet new Obamacare requirements, versus 42 percent who said they aren’t.

Most of TSCL’s members and supporters are seniors 65 and older with Medicare coverage. The poll, which was conducted late January to mid February, was designed to test seniors’ perceptions about the confusing new health law. It did not distinguish between seniors 65 and over who are covered by Medicare, and seniors under the age of 65 who are now required to have health insurance under the new healthcare law. The poll simply asked, “Are you worried that your health plan could be cancelled to meet new Obamacare requirements?”

“Clearly, older seniors with Medicare perceive themselves as affected by Obamacare,” states TSCL Chairman, Ed Cates. “That’s important for Members of Congress to understand, since public perception of issues decides elections,” he notes. “It would be a mistake to underestimate the concerns that Medicare – eligible seniors have about Obamacare, even though these individuals are not mandated by law to purchase a plan on the new federal health exchange,” he observes.

TSCL points out that older seniors have different Obamacare worries than those of seniors under the age of 65. “The 2015 rates for Medicare Advantage plans have yet to be announced, but seniors 65 and over are already worried that they could be affected by successive funding cuts made to plans under the new health law,” notes Cates.

The TSCL poll was conducted just prior to the Obama Administration’s recent announcement that healthcare consumers may be able to renew older insurance plans that don’t meet the health law’s benefit requirements for another two years — if their states allow it. “TSCL believes the new rule is important to protect individual policy holders from further disruption, but we remain concerned that the rule alone may not go far enough,” says Cates. “Another round of older plan cancellation notices would be due to go out just prior to election day, and that could be a determining factor for voters,” he adds.

What is your experience with Obamacare? TSCL is soliciting stories and comments from seniors. Visit TSCL at sLeague.org.

With about 1 million supporters, The Senior Citizens League is one of the nation’s largest nonpartisan seniors groups. Located just outside Washington, D.C., its mission is to promote and assist members and supporters, to educate and alert senior citizens about their rights and freedoms as U.S. Citizens, and to protect and defend the benefits senior citizens have earned and paid for. The Senior Citizens League is a proud affiliate of TREA The Enlisted Association. Please visit http://www.SeniorsLeague.org or call 1-800-333-8725 for more information.







Related Obamacare Advantages Press Releases

Enrolling in Medicare

Enrolling in Medicare is an easy and simple process. If a person regularly makes Social Security or Medicare payments or contributions, he or she is automatically qualified for Medicare coverage for hospitalization when he or she reaches the age of 65. Because of his or her previous contributions, this hospitalization benefit gained from enrolling in Medicare is of no cost to him or her. However, if not, a person will need to apply for a Medicare membership, and may need to pay a certain fee, depending on any previous records of contributions made.

There is also another benefit under Medicare which people may apply for. This is the one that covers

Latest Medicare Insurance News

Medicare and Obamacare: Changes, misconceptions, and differences
ACA requires most individuals to have some form of health insurance coverage by 2014, Ms. Crain explained. This can be through Medicare if one is 65 or older, or through one's employer, or it can purchased through what's known as the marketplace or …
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Medicare enrollment deadline little more than a week away
The federal Health Insurance Marketplace that starts in 2014 is designed to help people who do not have any health coverage. If you have health coverage through Medicare, the Marketplace will not have any effect on your Medicare coverage. Here are a …
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More On Medicare – Getting Your Medicare Benefits
The other way is Medicare Advantage, which is a form of managed care, like an HMO or PPO. Medicare Advantage is provided by private insurance companies approved by Medicare. If you're in Medicare Advantage, you generally must go to doctors and …
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Enroll late in Medicare?

Enroll late in Medicare?
Q. I retired in 2000 with 30 years of federal civil service and am covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. My wife has survivor benefits both for my annuity and my Social Security. I declined Medicare coverage when we qualified for it. Now we are in our 70s …
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It's Medicare open enrollment time: your options and Obamacare
But as a trade-off for cheaper premiums, those who enroll in these plans may well find their choices of providers are limited. Page 2 of 2 – But some Medicare beneficiaries also have restricted choices if they choose an HMO, a type of Medicare …
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