Selecting a Medicare Plan can be Confusing

January 19, 2022 /// 1 Comment

Choosing Medicare Insurance is one of the most important decisions you can make but also be one of the most confusing. Senior65 has created a

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Does Medicare Offer Free OTC Covid 19 Tests?

January 18, 2022 /// No Comments

There is no reimbursement for OTC rapid COVID test kits by Medicare. Good news: There are many ways to get free Covid test on Medicare.

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New ‘Medigap Birthday Rule’ for Illinois, Idaho, and Nevada

January 12, 2022 /// 1 Comment

Idaho, Illinois, and Nevada have new laws for Medigap customers to switch plans without medical underwriting.

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Will Medicare Reduce Part B Costs in 2022?

January 11, 2022 /// 3 Comments

Medicare Part B premiums for 2022 of $170.10 could be reduced due to lower cost of Aduholde. Learn more about price this price decrease.

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Blue Shield Medigap Underwriting Holiday 2022

December 21, 2021 /// 4 Comments

It’s Back!!! Blue Shield of California is offering what is called the “Medigap Underwriting Holiday.” Those who currently have a Medicare Supplement plan (Medigap) or a Medicare Advantage plan, can switch to a Blue Shield Medigap plan, without having to go through medical underwriting. Basically, for the next few months, you can enroll in a Blue […]

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Does Medicare Advantage GiveBack pay Medicare Part B fee?

October 18, 2021 /// No Comments

Question: If I purchase a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, will it pay my Medicare Part B monthly premium? Short Answer: Maybe. If you select a MA plan that offers a “Give Back” benefit, the plan can pay some or all of your Part B monthly fee (called a premium). Medicare Advantage GiveBack. Is it free money? […]

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Is Joe Namath Medicare really good?

September 30, 2021 /// 8 Comments

Each year autumn brings cooler weather, color-changing leaves, and TV stations advertising Medicare Advantage.  You will often see a celebrity (usually former football stars like Joe Namath and Mike “Da Bears” Ditka) gushing about amazing Medicare Advantage plans that include delivered meals, rides to medical appointments, private home aides, discounts at pharmacies, dental, vision, etc., at […]

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Medigap Plans with Extra Benefits: Ultimate Guide

August 17, 2021 /// 2 Comments

In the past few years, several insurance companies launched Medigap plans with additional or “extra” benefits. These plans not only offer the traditional core benefits required by Medigap plans, but also add ancillary coverage not included in Medigap plans such as, vision, dental, and hearing benefits. The trend of offering extra benefits seems to be […]

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Aetna Plus plans: Dental, Vision and Hearing

August 2, 2021 /// 4 Comments

Aetna has just announced they will be offering what they are calling Plus plans. Dental, Hearing and Vision plans are now available for purchase in some states.

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Oregon Medigap Birthday Rule: Overview and How to Use it

August 2, 2021 /// 2 Comments

Oregon’s Medicare supplemental insurance “Birthday Rule” allows Medigap members to switch to an equal or lessor-benefit Medigap plan from the date of their birthday until 30 days after. Members who take advantage of this new switching law cannot be turned down for the new plan because of a pre-existing condition. This is one of the many options […]

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