Archive for the ‘Medicare Supplements’ Category

SeniorBlue Select

Posted on: November 29th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Wellmark recently announced that their Medicare supplement plan SeniorBlue Select would be discontinued as of Dec 31.   Nearly 4,000 members are enrolled in the plan that supplements Medicare benefits. SeniorBlue Select was closed to new business about three years ago, but about 3,900 members remain on the books.  The plan was popular because it offered […]

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 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 […]

Medicare Supplement Insurance Being Monitored

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Medicare supplement insurance is an important aspect of the Medicare program, and it’s crucial that quality is kept up to ensure beneficiaries are getting the best care while costs are kept reasonable.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 doesn’t aim to eliminate Medicare supplements or Medicare Advantage plans but funding may be […]

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 […]

Health Insurance From Home

Posted on: January 27th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Numerous health insurance companies offering Medicare options to seniors offer a great benefit to help their customers learn more about various plans.  This benefit involves a specialist coming straight to the customer’s home to go over a variety of options and give guidance as to what plan may be best for them. Geisinger Gold is […]

Medicare Basics for the New Year

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

With the new health care law soon to fully be in effect, there is a tighter control on private health plans offering Medicare coverage to beneficiaries.  According to the article “Medicare Health Insurance is a Basic Necessity: Here are the Basics” by Pam Foster from The Atom Stack Tribune, there are 12 standard medicare supplemental […]