Why Choose a Medicare Supplement?

Medicare supplements are also known as “medigap” plans because they fill the gaps in Medicare.  Medicare supplements cost more than Medicare Advantage – up front.  Lately, most of my clients who are turning 65 have chosen [...]

Obamacare: Drug coverage issues

I was just exchanging emails with a contact at CMS (Center for Medicare And Medicaid Services) which is the department responsible for overseeing the Affordable Care Act implementation.  Here is what I wrote him: I thought you might be interested [...]

Is your doctor a Medicare participating provider?

The Kaiser Family Foundation has a report on doctors who accept, or do not accept, Medicare patients. 96% of eligible physicians and practitioners are “participating providers” in Medicare. They agree to charge Medicare’s standard fees [...]

No Cuts for 2015 Medicare Advantage

CMS has announced that payments to Medicare Advantage plans will increase by 0.4% in 2015. This is a reversal of proposed cuts that were opposed by Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Had the proposed cuts taken place, there might have been [...]