Volunteers ready to assist with Medicare enrollment
During the month of October, we begin the annual enrollment process for the Medicare prescription drug plans, as well as Medicare Advantage plans. From Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries will have the chance to enroll, add or change plans … Read more on Newport News Times
CVS/pharmacy to Help Patients Save Time and Money During Annual Medicare…
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health , announced today that it will offer its senior patients an easy way to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans during the Annual Enrollment Period … Read more on The Providence Journal
Hunterdon County reminds seniors about 2015 medicare open enrollment
Hunterdon County reminds seniors that the 2015 Medicare Open Enrollment period runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Each year plans change, including what they cost and what they cover. Those who don't have prescription drug coverage can also enroll in a drug plan … Read more on Hunterdon County Democrat
If you are new to Medicare, you can follow these easy steps to help to prepare for your Medicare enrollment.
Determine Your Eligibility The first step you need to take for Medicare enrollment is to find out if you are eligible. You should meet the eligibility requirements if you can answer yes to one of the following questions:
Are you age 65 or older?
Are you under 65 with certain disabilities?
Do you have End-Stage Renal Disease (kidney failure that requires transplant or dialysis)?
If you already receive Social Security Benefits, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part A and B the month you turn 65. Three months prior to your birth date you should be
When enrolling in Medicare there are many things to consider. It is not like a switch is flipped and all of a sudden you have medical coverage. There is a lot of paperwork to fill out and you will still be required to pay some expenses. There are Medicare patient advocate groups that can assist you. But here are a few thing you can do yourself to make the transition easier.
First and foremost there are tons of resources both online and off to help educate you about Medicare and navigating its huge bureaucracy. The process of getting enrolled in Medicare and utilizing the insurance can be complicate and frustrating but is
Medicare is a health insurance facilitated by the government among people from age 65 and above and for those who are younger than sixty five but has to meet a certain requisites and criteria to qualify. This health insurance is derived from portion of taxes remitted to the government by the employee, the employer and also a percentage on the social security contributions of the employee.
The common way of applying for a Medicare is a personal visit to social security offices, waiting for a representative to the office coupled with filling up of forms and mini talks about Medicare and other concerns. But now there is a quick and easy way to enroll
Implementing Health Reform: CMS Affordable Care Act Guidance
First, there are some situations in which a person eligible for Medicare can choose exchange coverage instead. A person who is eligible for but has not yet enrolled in Medicare, for example, may elect to enroll in exchange coverage instead or to remain … Read more on Health Affairs (blog)
'Hospice Survivors' Costing Medicare Billions
Indeed, it has been an open secret in the industry that, because of the method of payment, the way to run a hospice profitably is to enroll patients who stay for a long time. The annual report in 2004 for one large hospice provider, VistaCare, noted … Read more on The Ledger
Personal Finance: There's a health care deadline coming up for many seniors …
All 58 California counties are covered by HICAP offices, which offer free one-on-one appointments for counseling on Medicare enrollment. In the Sacramento region, the local HICAP office covers residents of nine counties: El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, … Read more on Sacramento Bee
Timing of Medicare and Covered California enrollment collide, causing …
According to Janet Van Deusen, who manages Oakland's Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), counselors across California are inundated with calls every fall during the annual Medicare enrollment period. But this year, she says, … Read more on San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Advice Offered as Medicare Enrollment Deadline Nears
Heather Smith is director of Medicare sales at Excellus. She says out of pocket cost is certainly foremost on the mind of most people. "Premiums are certainly a big factor in deciding which plan is best for you, but under the premiums are really the … Read more on WXXI News
ACA enrollment: Lessons from Social Security and Medicare
If you look back a bit, there are a few times the government has pretty successfully managed to enroll a huge number of people. Like Social Security, and Medicare. So what's so different this time? First of all, and most obviously, this time it's all … Read more on Marketplace.org