Part D: High Risk Drugs You Should Not Use

A client emailed me last week complaining about her Medicare Advantage plan.  She said her doctor gave her a prescription for Zolpidem, a sleeping pill, and her Medicare Advantage plan said they won’t pay for it. Cora says the pharmacist [...]

Medicare Trust Fund Solvent through 2030

Kaiser Health News reports that Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half the health program for seniors and the disabled, won’t run out of money until 2030. That’s four years later than projected last year and [...]

Medicare is Big Business for Insurance Companies

Humana and UnitedHealthcare are the biggest players in the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D business – and business has been quite good for them. UnitedHealthcare recently reported 7 percent growth in its Medicare and Retirement [...]

Turning 65: Do you have your Medicare card?

I had a call the other day from a woman who is turning 65 and wanted to talk to me about her Medicare choices. She said she is working, but is self-employed.  She turns 65 in September, just over one month away. I asked her if she has her Medicare [...]

Working Overseas: Do you need to enroll in Medicare?

Here is a re-post of an article from three years ago.  I received an email from an American who was working in France for Airbus, a French company.  He was turning 65 and wanted to know if he needed to enroll in Medicare – even though he [...]

Medicare Part D: Are you paying too much for your drug plan?

Most seniors are in the wrong Part D plan.  I saw a study last year that found  only 5.2% of seniors chose the most economical Part D plan available to them. Yesterday, I met a person who is a good example of what the study talked about. I [...]