Medicare Concerns

2015 New Year Concept

New 2015 Medicare Advantage Plan, PDP And Medigap Data Almost Here

We are in the process of providing all Medicare Plan information right here on our site.  You will be able to find every Medicare Advantage plan available in every county, and every Medicare PDP or Prescription Drug Plan available in every county.  Plan information is already here for this year, and we are currently adding […]

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Diabetic Socks Covered By Medicare?

One of the most common diseases found among Medicare recipients is Diabetes.  Diabetes requires many items for treatment including Diabetic supplies such as test strips, lancets, and meters as some of the most common.  But you may be wondering whether or not Medicare covers other items that may be prescribed to you by a doctor […]

Medicare Advantage

2015 Medicare Advantage And PDP Plans Now Available

You are now able to find every Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan available for 2015.  When I started the Medicare Plans site, my goal was to be able to bring you the ability to search and find any Medicare plan that was available.  This process was a long and difficult one, but now the […]

2014

Humana Healthy Living Plan PPO Drops Reader’s Digest For 2014

Humana is going away from it’s Reader’s Digest Healthy Living Plan name after it introduced just two years ago.  Humana introduced the Reader’s Digest Healthy Living Plan for 2012 in order to compete with AARP’s Medicare Complete Choice Plan 2 PPO plan.  At the time, Humana had nothing but expensive Medicare Advantage plans when they […]

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CMS Obliterating Medicare Advantage Plans Thanks to Obamacare

An article was published yesterday in Forbes magazine touting the slashing of CMS payments to companies that provide Medicare Advantage plans in the upcoming year.  We should in fact be doing the complete opposite and increasing Medicare Advantage plans as much as possible.  According to an article in The Fiscal Times, original Medicare is wasting […]

Laws

Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 Explained

The Medicare Modernization Act or (Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act) was enacted by Congress in December of 2003.  This overhaul of Medicare was perhaps the most significant change to the system since it’s inception.  The significance of this law is huge now due to all the talk of a much needed overhaul of […]

Wellcare PDP – Wellcare Classic or Wellcare Extra

Wellcare currently offers two PDP or Medicare Prescription drug plans.  In 2012, the two plans offered are Wellcare Classic and Wellcare Signature.  For 2013, they are getting rid of the Wellcare Signature plan and introducing the Wellcare Extra plan.  The Wellcare Extra plan will include 0 copays for some generic drugs as well as coverage […]

Medicare Part D

2015 Medicare Advantage And PDP Plans Now Available

You are now able to find every Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan available for 2015.  When I started the Medicare Plans site, my goal was to be able to bring you the ability to search and find any Medicare plan that was available.  This process was a long and difficult one, but now the […]

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Formulary List Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to Medicare, the one thing you can NOT overlook is the Formulary list that is provided by the insurance company.  Many times we find ourselves caught up in copays and provider networks that we forget to do one of the most important things.  Check the plan’s formulary list to make sure your […]

Laws

Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 Explained

The Medicare Modernization Act or (Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act) was enacted by Congress in December of 2003.  This overhaul of Medicare was perhaps the most significant change to the system since it’s inception.  The significance of this law is huge now due to all the talk of a much needed overhaul of […]

Wellcare PDP – Wellcare Classic or Wellcare Extra

Wellcare currently offers two PDP or Medicare Prescription drug plans.  In 2012, the two plans offered are Wellcare Classic and Wellcare Signature.  For 2013, they are getting rid of the Wellcare Signature plan and introducing the Wellcare Extra plan.  The Wellcare Extra plan will include 0 copays for some generic drugs as well as coverage […]

Donut Hole or Coverage Gap Starts Closing in 2013

This post correlates to my Youtube posting which shows you the CMS article that talks abou the Donut Hole (Coverage Gap).  This article entitled, “Closing the Coverage Gap – Medicare Prescription Drugs Are Becoming More Affordable” is one of the few well-done articles I’ve seen by a government agency.  The article explains the gap and […]