2023 Medicare A & B New Costs: Premiums, Deductibles, and Coinsurance

October 27, 2022 /// 4 Comments

Original Medicare costs are made up of Part A (hospital) and Part B (doctor) premiums, deductibles, copays, coinsurance and excess charges. You may be surprised to learn that in 2023, Medicare made an unusual decision to…

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Can Medigap be Deducted from Social Security?

October 21, 2022 /// 5 Comments

Many seniors wonder if they can deduct their Medicare Supplement (Medigap) premium from…

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2023 Medicare Inflation Reduction Act Changes

October 20, 2022 /// 1 Comment

The Inflation Reduction Act will lower the costs of Part B and Part D drug costs starting January 1, 2023. Not all of the benefits will be realized in 2023. With many benefits delayed until…

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Medigap Plan F vs F Extra: Blue Shield Breakdown

October 19, 2022 /// No Comments

Blue Shield of California now offers Medigap Plan F Extra and many of our clients want to know if the “Extra” is worth it. We will help you understand how Plan F Extra works and if you should enroll in this Medicare Supplemental plan.

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Blue Shield Extends Underwriting Holiday

October 17, 2022 /// 8 Comments

Blue Shield of California’s Medigap underwriting holiday allows the majority of Medicare-eligible Californians to enroll in Medigap even if your medical history has…

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How to Guide: Easy Medicare Drug Enrollment

October 13, 2022 /// 2 Comments

Easy how-to guide on Medicare Part D (drugs) enrollment. This user-friendly, step-by-step aide, with visual aids, makes it easy for seniors and those under 65 with disabilities to switch or…

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How Do Medigap Plans Work in Massachusetts?

September 16, 2022 /// 4 Comments

Massachusetts Medigap plans work differently from the typical, standardized A-N Medigap plans available in most of the United States. Don’t worry, the Bay State’s Medigap plans are even more…

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What is the Difference Between a Medigap and a Supplemental Plan?

September 16, 2022 /// 2 Comments

When you’re new to Medicare, you’ll hear all kinds of new lingo, such as Medigap and Supplemental plans. Discerning the new language for health insurance plans for seniors 65…

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How does Inflation affect Medicare?

September 15, 2022 /// 2 Comments

Like everything else, Medicare has been affected by inflation. There are significant increases to Medicare Part…

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Are Medigap Premiums Based on Income?

September 15, 2022 /// 2 Comments

Medigap, the health insurance for seniors over 65 (and those with certain disabilities), helps to cover the out-of-pocket costs Original Medicare leaves behind. The big question on every…

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