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Medicare Open Enrollment for 2013: A Complicated Subject

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The Medicare open enrollment period for 2013 runs from October 13th through December 7th, and many Americans are concerned about new options, especially with health care reform upon us.  Once again, about 50 million Americans, most of which are seniors, are asked to review their current Medicare options and determine if they need to switch. […]

AARP Survey Showing A Lot Of Anxiety Among Boomers

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) has completed a recent anxiety index report which shows 75% of the 1852 registered voters surveyed in July are concerned about prices, especially for healthcare, rising faster than their income.  The future of Medicare and Medicaid have been in question due to political discussions and this has baby […]

Medicare Covering Obesity Counseling

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Medicare has recently put a lot of focus on preventative health measures to help bring down overall healthcare costs and obesity has been a hot topic.  The federal government believes that around 30% of its Medicare population falls into the obese category and this greatly contributes to expensive health issues such as diabetes and heart […]

Medicare Excluded From First Round Cuts

Posted on: August 3rd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The debt deal has been worked on for weeks now and it looks like Congress has come to an agreement.  The debt-ceiling compromise will have short term as well as long term effects on all Americans according to the article “Students, Seniors May Feel Impact of Debt Deal” by Sandra Block of USA Today.  The […]

AARP Medicare Supplements In Jeopardy

Posted on: June 17th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

AARP and AARP Medicare supplements have been around for decades supporting seniors and helping them find affordable health insurance and financial security.  AARP believes some of the proposals being passed around in Congress may threaten the future of Medicare.  Cuts are being proposed that could put Medicare and supplements in jeopardy. The concern AARP and […]

Over a Hundred Charged for Medicare Fraud

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

According to the AARP Medicare Supplements website article “More Than 100 Charged Nationwide With Medicare Fraud” obtained from the Los Angeles Times, 111 people in 9 cities across the US had criminal charges brought against them for Medicare fraud.  The charges were brought by the federal government’s Medicare Fraud Task Force, and officials are saying […]

Denver Medicare Health Plans

Posted on: December 31st, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

According to MedicareNewsWatch.com, the following are the top Medicare Health Plans (based solely on value) in Denver Colorado, depending on the applicants health status: For applicants in good health, the Denver Medicare plans were ranked as follows: Anthem Sure Value Basic (Annual estimated out of pocket costs $431) Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage Core ($460) Secure […]

Top Cleveland Medicare Health Plans

Posted on: December 15th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

Medicarenewswatch.com recently recognized the top Medicare Health Plans in 94 of the largest metropolitan areas based on overall value.  The “Senior Choice Gold Awards” were based on independent cost sharing comparison research conducted by Healthmetrix research.  The comparison research estimate Annual out-of-pocket costs based on health status Utilization of the most common health benefits (including […]

What’s Going to Happen to Medicare Advantage?

Posted on: November 27th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Many health care experts are concerned about the affect health care reform will have on current Medicare Advantage plans across the nation.  According to the article “Obamacare Could Shut Out Medicare Advantage” by Marcia Davis-Seale on DailyTribune.com, about 50% of all seniors with Medicare Advantage will lose their plans because of payment cuts that will […]

Retiree Health Insurance Abroad

Posted on: November 24th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Many Americans look to retire in the beauty of another country, whether it be the Caribbean, Europe or South America.  If you choose to retire in another country, making sure you have the proper health insurance coverage is crucial.  According to the article “How to Find Retiree Health Insurance Abroad” by Kathleen Peddicord on USNews.com, policy […]