The Medicare Moment

Know your providers Medicare status – 2021

We’ve heard horror stories from clients that have Medicare and a Medigap plan about getting large bills for services received from providers that either do not participate in Medicare, have opted out of Medicare, or have withdrawn from Medicare entirely. Understanding...

The COVID-19 vaccine. What you need to know. – 2021

Since the news broke that there is an approved COVID-19 vaccine, we have received many calls with clients asking questions about when it will be available and what the cost implications will be. Here’s what we know, directly from the CDC about the COVID-19 vaccine: 1....

New year, new plan, new cards – 2020

Did you make a Medicare plan change during this Annual Enrollment Period? If so… this month’s article is all about YOU! If we assisted you in changing your Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan during this year’s Annual Enrollment Period, please make sure you...

If you don’t use ’em you lose ’em! – 2020

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, chances are your plan may include dental, vision, and/or hearing benefits as well as an allowance to purchase over-the-counter personal care items either at a retail location or from a catalog. The end of 2020 is fast...

Medicare Part B vs Part D Medication coverage – 2020

If you’ve looked at your plan’s drug formulary lately, it’s likely that you’ve seen some codes like PA, QL, ST, and B vs. D next to medications in the list. When you see B vs. D, that means that the medication may be covered under Part B (Medical Services) instead of...

Are my Medicare Benefits changing? – 2020

“How do I know if my Medicare Advantage or Part D Prescription Drug Plan benefits or cost-sharing are changing in 2021?” The easiest way to know what has changed with your plan is to review your plan’s Annual Notice of Change document. Plans are required to ensure...

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