Posts Tagged ‘medicare supplements’

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts TODAY – October 15, 2013

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Medicare’s open enrollment is upon us once again and it’s important that those looking to update their Medicare plans get their choices in early.  October 15 through December 7 is when all Medicare participants can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2014.  If you are happy with your current Medicare plan […]

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. […]

Understanding if Medicare Advantage Costs Less or More

Posted on: August 27th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Medicare Advantage is known as the private alternative to the traditional Medicare program for seniors.  It covers approximately 11.7 million Americans and is seen as more expensive by many.  On the flip side, some experts believe Medicare Advantage plans are cheaper.  This leaves many Americans very confused especially in today’s health care environment.  This could […]

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 Checklist

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

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 […]

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 Medicare counselors are readily available to go over plans in details with […]

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, about 50% of all seniors with Medicare Advantage will lose their plans because of payment cuts that will […]

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  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 Fraud

Posted on: October 17th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

UPDATE 5/31/2012 – Medicare fraud continues to be a serious problem in 2012.  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are working hard to help limit the amount of fraudulent activity that goes on in the United States.  Unfortunately, the problem is too big for them to tackle by themselves.  The Senior Medicare Patrol program’s purpose is […]