Medicare News

Medicare Rebate Prescription For Change

These prescription prices have been out of control.  A Medicare Rebate from a financial and health standpoint could be a matter of life or death.  No one should have their basic human rights compromised.  Imagine life without a Medicare Rebate here or there. Imagine your grandparents, George and Susan, struggling to afford the medications they […]

Insulin Price Reduction

Sanofi’s Insulin Price Reduction may be just what the doctor order… literally!  It’s no secret that insulin has been very costly.  Take a look at how Insulin Price Reduction will impact lives. Meet Jane, a single mother of two, working hard to balance her job, her family, and her Type 1 diabetes. Every month, Jane […]

Is Medigap Right For You?

Is Medigap Right For You? If you’re approaching your 65th birthday or considering switching to Medicare, you may be feeling overwhelmed. By the complex world of healthcare coverage. By understanding the basics of Medicare and Medigap, you can feel confident in making informed decisions about your healthcare needs. Medicare is a federal health insurance program […]

Medicare Benefits: Your Navigation Guide.

Are you approaching the age of 65 and feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of Medicare? With so many options and plans available, it’s easy to feel lost and unsure of where to turn. When it comes to Medicare Benefits Your Navigation Guide is here.  We’re here to help! Medicare is a federal health insurance program […]

Medicare Could Be Insolvent In 2024: How To Prevent It

By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue Even as America’s balkanized health care system struggles to deal with the pandemic, the coronavirus lurks behind another looming crisis. Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is projected to become insolvent in 2024 or 2026 — just three to five years from now. Yet you probably haven’t heard about that. Spending […]

Congress Moves To Fix Medicare Enrollment, But Misses The Biggest Problem

In its massive end-of-year spending bill, Congress slipped in some important changes that may improve Medicare coverage for hundreds of thousands of older adults who don’t enroll when they first are eligible. Unfortunately, lawmakers only did half the job. The changes will help, but Congress chose to ignore the real cause of the problem. This […]

Check Out These 10 Medicare Tips For 2021

2020 is coming to an end. If you’re on Medicare, here are some tips to help ensure you’re on the best track for the new year. Two things happened during Open Enrollment that merit giving some attention to your drug plan’s network. One national chain seemed to be out of network in more plans than […]

How To Make Smart Medicare Open Enrollment Choices In 2020

The 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment season runs from October 15 through December 7 and it’ll be even trickier than normal for new and existing beneficiaries. That’s due to a combination of Covid-19, changes in Medicare rules and new types of coverage offered by private Medicare Advantage plans. So, Next Avenue talked to Medicare experts for […]

Your Medicare Plan’s Annual Notice Of Changes: Have You Read It?

If you have a Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug plan, you’ll want to read this post. By now, you should have received an envelope labeled with “Important Plan Information” in bold type. If you’re like most, you probably don’t recall getting this notice, which can be 15-30 pages or more, depending on your […]