Archive for the ‘Medicare Part D’ Category

Community CCRX Prescription Drug Plan

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

There are 17 days remaining in the 2012 open enrollment period for Medicare health plans, and this includes Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plans). Community CCRx PDP (Prescription Drug Plan) is a federal qualified plan that is offered by the following organizations that contract directly with the government to offer:  Silverscript Insurance Company, and Pennsylvania […]

Regence MedAdvantage by Regence Blue Shield

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

We are in the midst of Medicare open enrollment — which runs through December 7th this year — so we thought we would profile a number of Medicare Advantage plans for our readers.  The first of these such plans is  Regence Medadvantage, a Medicare Advantage PPO offered by Regence Blue Shield of Washington. There are […]

Reminder: Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Earlier This Year

Posted on: October 13th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Many Medicare beneficiaries are not aware that open enrollment starts this Saturday, October 15th and runs through December 7th, 2011.  Between Medicare enrollment and Medicare supplement information, seniors are feeling overwhelmed.  Medicare.gov has done it’s best to educate consumers on the important dates they should know to help them plan. As of October 1, new […]

Medicare Advantage Plans Lose in 2012

Posted on: April 25th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

POST SCRIPT UPDATE 9/21/2012 – There are a lot of rumors going around about what will happen to Medicare Advantage due to changes from President Obama’s health care reform.  Governor Mitt Romney has stated that 4 million seniors could lose their Medicare Advantage plans with the implementation of health care reform, this is not necessarily […]

Medicare Supplement Insurance Doesn’t Cover Everything

Posted on: April 1st, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

POST SCRIPT 10/30/2012 – Found this interesting story about a Medicare eligible man who was still working and decided to go off of his employer-sponsored plan and enroll in a Medicare supplment plan.  The story follows the intricate details that can make this process tricky and very complicated.  Check it out:  Too Much Coverage Can […]

Medicare Checklist

Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Medicare.gov offers a convenient checklist of six things you should do once you become eligible for Medicare.  This is very useful for newly eligible Medicare recipients who do not know where to start.  Here is a brief overview of the recommended steps: Fill out the Initial Enrollment Questionnaire Fill out an Authorization form Make a […]

Deadline for Selecting Medicare Plans Approaching

Posted on: December 25th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Many American senior citizens are meeting with Medicare specialists through their senior center or nursing home to get help sifting through all of the Medicare options according to the article “Dec 31 is Deadline for Selecting Medicare Plans” by Richard Salit on ProJo.com. Medicare counselors are readily available to go over plans in details with […]

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 […]

Medicare Prescription Drug Rebate

Posted on: September 26th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

One of the new improvements in the health care reform benefiting seniors on Medicare is the closing of the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plans according to the article on secondact.com by Mark Miller about The Medicare Prescription Drug Rebate. The “doughnut hole” of Medicare is the coverage gap that begins when a drug […]

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. […]