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Medicare Enrollment Periods: Timing Matters!

One of the keys to success in life is impeccable timing. When your timing is on point, your jokes will elicit uproarious laughter. But if your timing is off, your friend will be confused as to why you only just sent them a birthday present months after the fact. But it's no laughing matter when [...]

2024-05-09T13:57:21-07:00December 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare Enrollment Periods: Timing Matters!

What to Do if Your Doctor Drops Your Medicare Plan

  How long did it take to find a doctor you liked and who accepted your Medicare plan? For many seniors, this process can be a lengthy ordeal! Often, you invest quite a bit of time and effort to find the perfect physician for your needs. But do you know what to do if your doctor [...]

2023-11-03T14:43:12-07:00November 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on What to Do if Your Doctor Drops Your Medicare Plan

How Changes to Medicare’s IEP Will Benefit Seniors in 2023

Late last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized several important rule changes for the 2023 Medicare enrollment periods. Do you know what to expect?  Understanding the details behind Medicare enrollment can be the difference between timely care and inconvenient delays. Luckily, the changes are easy to understand and help make Medicare [...]

2023-10-07T12:11:43-07:00October 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on How Changes to Medicare’s IEP Will Benefit Seniors in 2023

Medicare Part D is Changing in 2024. Here’s What Seniors Need to Know

  If you have Medicare Part D for prescription drug coverage, you can look forward to significant changes in 2024. As challenging as understanding any changes to Medicare can be, the Part D update is worth learning more about. You may not have realized, but the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 included provisions to control [...]

2023-10-07T12:11:56-07:00September 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare Part D is Changing in 2024. Here’s What Seniors Need to Know

Covered By Your Spouse’s Insurance? You Have 3 Options for Health Care

More seniors than ever are working past 65, and as a result, the healthcare coverage landscape is changing. While many seniors choose to enroll in Medicare when they turn 65, others like their employer-provided plan better. About 26% of the American workforce is between 65 and 74 years old—a trend that isn’t going anywhere. So, [...]

2023-09-07T16:00:24-07:00August 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Covered By Your Spouse’s Insurance? You Have 3 Options for Health Care

Medicare Service Gone Wrong? When and How to File a Complaint

We all wish the healthcare system was perfect. No one wants to deal with a doctor making the wrong recommendation, unpleasant or unsafe hospital conditions, the wrong prescription, or inappropriate treatment.  Unfortunately, the reality is that these issues do happen. And when they do, you may feel that letting someone know is important. You might [...]

2023-07-18T16:01:28-07:00June 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare Service Gone Wrong? When and How to File a Complaint

How Seniors Can Avoid Losing Coverage During Medicaid’s Unwinding Period

During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care was in an obvious crisis. In addition to healthcare workers navigating how to treat patients in overwhelmed hospitals and perform needed operations within the strictures of quarantine, many people found themselves without health insurance and access to care.  In response to the public health emergency, Congress passed the Families [...]

2023-05-04T14:49:58-07:00May 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on How Seniors Can Avoid Losing Coverage During Medicaid’s Unwinding Period

Will Medicare Cover Your Acupuncture Treatments?

Are you dealing with chronic pain? If so, you likely feel frustrated, angry, and possibly, hopeless. Not to mention the constant discomfort you’re facing can lead to anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, chronic pain keeps many seniors from enjoying their lives to the fullest.  While there’s often not a perfect solution to this problem, there are [...]

2023-05-03T13:01:57-07:00April 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Will Medicare Cover Your Acupuncture Treatments?

Know Your Benefits: The Key Ancillary Services Medicare Covers

Your medical care is comprised of many moving parts, and some aren’t even technically considered medical treatment. They’re actually seen as add-ons called ancillary services. Insurance like Medicare is built to provide healthcare treatment, but sometimes understanding your coverage can be tricky, especially when dealing with these associated resources. For example, say your friend falls [...]

2024-02-09T14:59:51-08:00April 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Know Your Benefits: The Key Ancillary Services Medicare Covers

Medicare OEP is Happening Now–Here’s What You Need to Know

Winter is turning into spring, which means longer days, blooming trees, wildlife coming out of hibernation, and of course, Medicare OEP!  Medicare has a few types of enrollment periods each year, and they can be a bit confusing to navigate. If you’re wondering what Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is and what action you might need [...]

2024-01-11T14:49:32-08:00March 1st, 2023|Senior Health Insurance|Comments Off on Medicare OEP is Happening Now–Here’s What You Need to Know