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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 […]

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 […]

UnitedHealthcare Medicare

Posted on: October 23rd, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

UnitedHealthcare has annouced their 2011 Medicare Plans to the public earlier this month according to the press release released by Business Wire on MarketWatch.com.  The Medicare plans include a comprehensive range of health care and prescription drug coverage looking to best suit Medicare beneficiaries across the country. Currently, UnitedHealthcare health insurance offers its Medicare Advantage […]

Secure Horizons and Their Medicare Plans

Posted on: September 4th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

UPDATE 3/17/2012 – As of January 2012, all Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage plans are all going to be re-branded as United Healthcare Medicare Advantage plans.  This decision was made by United Healthcare since less people are familiar with the Secure Horizons name.  You can see the updated Medicare options through United Healthcare on their wesbite. […]

AARP Medicare Supplements And Their Benefits

Posted on: July 8th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

AARP Medicare supplements are offered through Secure Horizons and they are dedicated to helping their customers find the right plan with the best suited Medicare benefits.  Medicare benefits can go even further with Medicare Advantage plans. AARP MedicareComplete provided from Secure Horizons is a private plan that provides all the coverage of Original Medicare and […]

AARP Medicare Supplements Undergoing Changes

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

AARP Medicare supplements and other Medigap policies are undergoing some changes starting June 1 according to the article “Medigap Changes May Be A Time to Shop” by Teresa McUsic on star-telegram.com.  This may be a great time for seniors to shop around and see if they can save any money on their health insurance rates. […]

Secure Horizons: Yoga Therapy Covered by Health Insurance

Posted on: April 21st, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “Finding My Center Through Yoga With Broadview Heights Seniors: Working It Out” by Tara Quinn on cleveland.com, many health insurance companies are covering their seniors to take Yoga classes which can improve overall health. Some of the health insurers offering Yoga as a free benefit include Secure Horizons, Aetna, United Healthcare, […]

Top Medicare Supplement Companies

Posted on: March 10th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

Based solely on national market share, the “top”  (i.e. largest membership base) Medicare Supplement providers in the country in 2008-2009 were as follows: 1.  United Healthcare (driven by AARP contract) 29% market share 2.  Wellpoint  8% 3.  Mutual of Omaha 6% 4.  Health Care Services Corp.  5% 5.  Conseco 4% As you can see, the […]

AARP Medicare Supplements and Health Care Reform

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

The online AARP Bulletin Today has a plethora of health care reform information for their members to sort through.  Many members are fearful of how their medicare and AARP Medicare supplements will be affected by health care reform if it passes.  The article “Lost in the Rhetoric: New Gains for Medicare Beneficiaries” by Susan Jaffe […]

Health Insurance Mandate Coming?

Posted on: April 3rd, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Support is growing for a proposed health care system overhaul that would require all Americans to maintain health insurance coverage. The mandate, which is being proposed by insurance industry leaders has received support from an coalition of doctors, hospitals, nurses, business, consumer, and insurance groups which have agreed on a set of ideas for reform, […]