Silver Sneakers: Medigap’s Secret for Seniors

The Silver Sneaker program offered through certain Medigap providers helps Medicare-eligible seniors improve their health. You might want to consider this program before...

Free Switch to Blue Shield CA Medigap F Extra or G Extra

For a limited time, Blue Shield of California is allowing ANY current Medigap or Medicare Advantage plan holder to switch to their Medicare Supplement Plan F or Plan G Extra without answering medical questions.

Medicare Part D: what to expect with Prescription Drug Plans in 2020

What better time to take a look at the changes that will take place in 2020 regarding Prescription Drug Plans than Open Enrollment? This period takes place from October 15th to December 7th and lets people enroll in or switch their Part D or Medicare Advantage plan. You should review your coverage each year based on prices and the drugs you are taking.

Health Net Innovative Medigap Plan G

Health Net is introducing its brand new Medigap Plan Innovative G in California as of 2020. This plan will have the same benefits as Medigap Plan G and include some additional ones at the same rate.

2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

As of 2020 there will be some changes in premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs.

Medigap Plan F in 2020

Plan F is not going away. As part a new law, Medicare Supplement Plan C and F will ONLY be available to those who turned 65 prior to January 1, 2020.

Blue Shield Plan F Extra Medicare Supplement Explained

Blue Shield of California is now offering Medicare Supplement Plan F Extra with hearing and vision benefits

How does California’s Medigap Birthday Rule work?

California's Medicare Supplemental Insurance law (AKA "Birthday Rule") allows Medigap members to switch to a different insurance plan or provider during the 30 days following the members month of birth. To take advantage of this rule, you must:

Health Net’s Innovative F Medigap plan

Health Net of Calfornia announced today that they will be offering hearing and vision benefits as part of their new Innovative Plan F Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan.

Anthem Blue Cross Innovative Plan F Medigap

Anthem Blue Cross Innovative Medigap Plan F is the first Medigap plan available in California, Nevada and Kentucky that offers bundled vision and hearing aid benefits

Do You Need Medicare Part B?

Ever wonder if you really need Medicare Part B? For most people over 65 the answer is yes. Read on to learn about the exceptions to the rule.

Medicare Part D Drug Penalty

The late enrollment penalty is an amount that may be added to a person’s monthly Part D premium. A person enrolled in a Medicare drug plan may owe a late enrollment penalty if he or she goes without Part D or other creditable prescription drug coverage after the end of his or her Initial Enrollment Period for Part D coverage.