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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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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment
Event on 2014-10-15 00:00:00
Open Enrollment is upon us. Technically referred to as the Annual Election Period (AEP), this enrollment period runs from October 15 through December 7, and is one of the few times you can change, enroll into or disenroll from a Medicare plan. Change is effective January 1, 2014. Please contact Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). HICAP has County specific information on Medicare plans available in your area. Our services are unbiased and free of charge. Call and schedule your appointment today at 559-224-9154 or 1-800-434-0222

at California, United States
Rocklin, CA 95765, USA
, United States

Tis the season for Medicare scams

Tis the season for Medicare scams
Oct. 01 — Medicare's seven-week open enrollment period is right around the corner, a time when many area seniors will be making changes to their health care coverage. The open enrollment period, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 , is the one time during the year …
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Buchberger: What's with the Obamacare-mandated Medicare paperwork?
If Medicare either does not pay the bill or discontinues reimbursement, the supplemental will not pay any claims denied by Medicare. Secondary insurance acts independently from Medicare and typically pays the remaining balance from Medicare less …
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Medicare counseling can help reduce your health insurance costs
For older adults on Medicare, and Baby Boomers about to sign-up, the important fall Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 this year. It's important to reevaluate your plans annually because coverage can change, and shopping around …
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Open Enrollment Made Easier

We all know that open enrollment can be a time of great stress and frustration for the human resource departments of many companies. HR professionals struggle to make sure that each and every employee hears about all of their options and makes the best choices for themselves and their families.

With the advent of the new Obama Health Care regulations, it is even more vital that employees receive accurate and timely information in order to comply with the new laws in place for health care benefits. Many components of the Health Care for America Act are already in place, including a provision for employees keeping adult

Obamacare Critics Said Obama Was 'Cooking the Books.' New Data Shows He

Obamacare Critics Said Obama Was 'Cooking the Books.' New Data Shows He
Another talking point against Obamacare just went poof. In the spring, as enrollment in the Affordable Care Act surpassed 7 million and settled above 8 million, critics said that the figures were an illusion. Insurance companies had warned that not …
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Who can get Obamacare between enrollment periods
The first open enrollment period on the federal marketplace ended March 31 and was followed by a grace period that lasted through mid-April. The next open enrollment period runs from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But a qualifying life event creates a 60-day …
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Obamacare enrollment dips to 7.3 million
That's a 9 percent reduction from the government's May estimate of 8 million, which reflected only how many people had signed up, not how many had paid and were enrolled in the coverage. The number has been long sought by Republican lawmakers who …
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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

Baby Boomer Community Could Stand to Lose Millions, If Not Well Informed on Medigap Plans and Healthcare


(PRWEB) July 17, 2014

Millions of individuals will turn 65 this year, and start their Medicare Part B. Turning 65 triggers the clock on the time seniors have to get their medicare supplement insurance plan without having to go through underwriting.

It is best for customers to buy a medicare supplement policy when they are first eligible because this “open enrollment” period allows the consumer to secure a plan without medical underwriting. Medical underwriting is when an insurance company reviews an applicant to make sure they are a “good risk” under the company’s acceptance protocol. This process includes thorough physicals, interviews and other tests that often eliminates people with even the most minor medical conditions making it difficult to acquire a plan.

Many people don’t realize they have limited time to get this coverage, without underwriting. They often find themselves in a situation where they have missed their window and can only apply for medicare supplemental insurance with a company that will make them go through the full underwriting process. If a person is ill or has standing conditions that would keep an insurance company from insuring them under their insurance policy, they surely would not want to miss an opportunity to get coverage without underwriting.

There are various incidents each day where seniors receive medical bills in excess of $ 4,000 with no way to pay for them. These people are now being denied supplemental plan coverage for current health issues in addition to already owing copious amounts for past medical expenses.

The insurance companies want save themselves money by insuring low-risk, healthy, individuals who will not likely need medical help. Being in this condition is the ideal time to acquire a plan, but when in perfect health, medicare supplement insurance coverage is not always a top priority, and often then circumstances of being over 65 does not place many people in an ideal state of health.

1-800-MEDIGAP compiles the best plan options and helps to remove the time consuming hassle of shopping around for a plan. 1-800-MEDIGAP has professional agents that are knowledgeable, insightful, and ready to give guidance on which plan options are best for specific situations. People shopping around for plans could spend hours trying to compare supplemental insurance plans on their own. 1-800-MEDIGAP is here to make the insurance search smother and less time consuming. No matter what insurance carrier a consumer chooses to go with, the facts are the facts. Don’t miss your opportunity to sign up for medigap supplemental insurance today.

Take advantage of the benefits of entering the golden age of over 65 and know what is available. Get the facts here.







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The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions

The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions
Event on 2014-08-19 12:00:00

Enroll in a health care plan during Special Enrollment Period, a time outside of Open Enrollment in which you and your family may qualify to sign up.  To register for an enrollment session conducted by federally-approved Navigator/Enrollment Assister CARE (Consumer Assistance & Resource Enterprise), please call 702.836.9033. Type: Other Age Group: Adults & Seniors 

at MESQUITE LIBRARY
121 West First North St.
Las Vegas, United States

The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions

The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions
Event on 2014-08-25 12:00:00

Enroll in a health care plan during Special Enrollment Period, a time outside of Open Enrollment in which you and your family may qualify to sign up.  To register for an enrollment session conducted by federally-approved Navigator/Enrollment Assister CARE (Consumer Assistance & Resource Enterprise), please call 702.836.9033. Type: Other Age Group: Adults & Seniors 

at LAUGHLIN LIBRARY
2840 South Needles Hwy.
Las Vegas, United States

IHC Specialty Benefits Announces Record Visitor Traffic on healthedeals.com During First Half of 2014


Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

IHC Specialty Benefits is excited to report the latest analytics from healthedeals.com, comparing website traffic between January 1-May 31, 2013 and the comparable period in 2014. The number of site visitors to healthedeals.com jumped 1,166% during such period. While health insurance product pages accounted for a majority of visits, articles and blog posts on healthedeals.com accounted for 25% of traffic alone.

How to Calculate your 2014 Obamacare Tax Credit was the runaway article, responsible for over 5% of all visits, and Your Guide to the Federal Poverty Level collected nearly 4% of all traffic. The Health Care Calculator came in third with almost 3% of traffic. Other top ranking articles included:

1. How the Affordable Care Act Will Impact Individual Premium Rates in 2014

2. 4 Top Apps for Organizing Your Medical Records

3. 10 Things to Know About Obamacare in 2014

“At the end of March, as open enrollment on the federal health exchange was set to close, healthedeals.com web traffic spiked,” said Brian Dow, Chief Operating Officer of IHC Specialty Benefits. “People are craving information and tools to make a decision about purchasing health insurance, which can be a complex process.”

Dow continued, “The analytics show that we are accomplishing what we originally set out to do. Our mission is to provide health insurance and supplemental products to individuals and families across the nation. Our goal is to be the leading health insurance resource for useful information, simple tools and quality products.”

About IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc.

IHC Specialty Benefits is a full-service marketing and distribution company that focuses on small employer, individual and consumer products. Products are marketed through general agents online, telebrokerage, advisor centers, private label and directly to consumers.

About The IHC Group

The IHC Group is an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. Members of The IHC Group include Independence Holding Company, American Independence Corp., Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American Insurance Company. Each insurance carrier in The IHC Group has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company, Inc., a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their relative financial strength and ability to meet policyholder obligations. (An A++ rating from A.M. Best is its highest rating.) Collectively, the companies in The IHC Group provide insurance coverage to more than one million individuals and groups. For more information about The IHC Group, visit http://www.ihcgroup.com.







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