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Latest Medicare Enroll News

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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Google rolls out local News & Weather app for iOS

Google just introduced a new app for iOS that displays local news and weather. It’s like the nightly local news except on your iPhone or iPad. The News & Weather app for iOS is “your comprehensive and personalized view of headline stories and local news and weather,” according to Google. The free app pulls from 65,000 publications with 60 country-specific editions. The app can also be customized to show news by topic, like Hollywood, Fashion and NASA. Until now, only Android had the News & Weather app. For hyper-local news, you can drill down and see local opinions and perspectives. The weather feature show the forecast…

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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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September in Africa – All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month

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September in Africa was all about startups, with a host of top events and the launch of new accelerators as well as the usual funding rounds, acquisitions and new product offerings. Startup central Startup pitching event DEMO Africa took place outside of Kenya for the first time, with 40 startups pitching to entrepreneurs, investors and international media in Lagos, Nigeria. Speakers at the event included communication technology minister Omobola Johnson, Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings, and Jason Njoku, founder of iROKO. French operator Orange launched its startup accelerator – Orange Fab – in the Ivory Coast, which the company…

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Latest Apply Obamacare News

Report: Obamacare Limits Subsidies for Excessive CEO Pay, Saves Million
Starting in 2013, only $ 500,000 in pay per employee is deductible from a company's taxes. (See chart below.) Applying this cap to just 57 executives running the top 10 health insurers produced at least $ 72 million in federal savings last year. That's …
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How they voted
Simpson said the bill would allow the lodge's owners to replace outdated and potentially hazardous energy facilities and also use various landscaping equipment, with the result of improving recreational use of the wilderness area. … Cassidy said the …
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Good news, international Apple fans, the iPhone 6 is coming sooner than you’d have expected

Source: bgr.com – Thursday, September 11, 2014
Just like with any other iPhone launch, Apple will release the phone gradually by starting with certain markets at first, followed by more and more countries in the weeks and months to come. Luckily for international Apple fans who want to buy the device, a second round of pre-orders is about to start, 9to5Mac reports . Continue reading…

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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 …
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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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Latest Enroll Obamacare News

9000 Ill. inmates enroll in Obamacare
COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Rising mental health problems at the Cook County Jail have prompted nearly 9,000 inmates to sign up for Obamacare, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. NBC Chicago reports that Dart said that health care services for the …
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Under Obamacare, some workers to be auto-enrolled in health plans
Under the law, companies with more than 200 full-time workers have to enroll new, full-time employees in one of the company health plans unless the employee chooses not to join. Employers are waiting for the Department of Labor to issue regulations …
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9000 Cook County Jail Inmates Enroll in Obamacare Amid Mental Health Crisis
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says nearly 9,000 inmates have signed up for Obamacare amid a rising mental health problem in county jail. "Systemically, over the course of decades, we've sort of carved back all the mental health services to the point …
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Latest Medicare Enroll News

UnitedHealthcare service sends out tips and reminders
According to Denise Puskaric, senior director of Quality Management and Performance for UnitedHealthcare, a study found that 79 percent of individuals enrolled in Medicaid send text messages compared to 43 percent of this enrolled in Medicare and 68 …
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Quadrant 4 Announces U.S. Federal Government Agreement With the Centers
Quadrant 4 Health is the only pure technology company to achieve Web Broker Entity Agreement status with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that offers benefits administration, private exchanges for groups, and private exchanges for …
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Health care coverage
Q. I am a federal employee, 66 years old, planning to retire Jan. 3. I now have full coverage under Blue Cross Blue Shield for me and my husband. I understand that when I retire, I must sign up for Medicare Part A, but I am not sure about part B. If I …
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Latest Apply Obamacare News

Court Rejects ObamaCare Suit
Ron Johnson of Wisconsin announced his ObamaCare lawsuit on the pages of The Wall Street Journal. … House Speaker John Boehner has also filed an ObamaCare lawsuit that focuses on the president's delay of the employer mandate. …. Congress should …
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One State Is Being Sued Over Obamacare Politics
The organizations filing the suit say these delays are a result of changes to TennCare that were put into place following the Obamacare rollout. On Jan. 1, the state stopped accepting direct applications for coverage, instead requiring consumers to …
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