Introducing Medigap Plan G PLUS in Illinois

May 11, 2021 /// 5 Comments

Medigap Plan G PLUS is the newest addition to the Medigap world, covering everything Plan G covers while also offering vision, hearing and dental. As of now, it is only offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. While all Medigap plans are standardized, a few insurance providers in California have begun to include additional […]

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Medigap Enrollment Increased by 50%

April 27, 2021 /// 2 Comments

Medigap helps cover the 20% of the expenses not covered by Medicare including deductibles, copays and coinsurance. Since 2010 there has been almost a 50% increase in the amount of Medigap policies sold, reaching from 9.7 million to more than 14.1 million enrollees.

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Medicare Special Enrollment for selected Florida counties

April 26, 2021 /// No Comments

Some Florida residents can enroll, dis-enroll, or switch Medicare Advantage plans that include drugs (MAPD) until August 1, 2021.

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Part D offers insulin for $35

April 20, 2021 /// 2 Comments

As of 2021, select Part D and Medicare Advantage that offer drugs (MAPD) plans provide broad access to a wide range of insulin types for a maximum copay of $35 for a 30-day supply. This a large discount over previous pricing. You can get these savings as part of the “Part D Senior Savings Model.” […]

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Medicare and Gyms: Silver Sneakers and alternative gym programs

April 1, 2021 /// 1 Comment

Joining a gym is a great way to work out but who will pay for it? With Silver Sneakers or a similar gym benefit, you may find that your Medigap or Medicare Advantage plan will.

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Medicare, Medigap, MA and Prescription Coverage

April 1, 2021 /// No Comments

For those who become Medicare eligible by age, disability or end stage renal, enrolling in the right health coverage can be as easy as One, Two, Three.

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Senior Vision Overview

February 16, 2021 /// 2 Comments

How does senior vision insurance work? Since there is no “standard” vision plan, senior vision coverage depends on a variety of factors. Let’s review the major options below: It is not required to be a “senior” to qualify for Medicare but Original Medicare Part A and B does not cover vision expenses such as eye exams, […]

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Medicare When You Live Abroad

February 16, 2021 /// 4 Comments

As you may know, Americans are NOT covered by Medicare when traveling or living abroad. That said, many expats should consider enrolling in one or more parts of Medicare. We will break down your options below, but if you are new to this site, read this good overview of Medicare first.  Medicare Part A: Hospital Coverage […]

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Is Medicare Advantage right for you? 3 ways to know

February 15, 2021 /// 6 Comments

Medicare Advantage is not for everyone. Networks, doctors and your budget should impact your decision. Learn more here.

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4 Things to Know About Medicare

February 1, 2021 /// No Comments

We found some interesting things you might not know about Medicare. 1) When hospitalized your out-of-pocket costs include paying for a simple items such as…

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