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COVID-19 and Enrolling in Medicare

Tucson Medicare plans

Let’s do a ZOOM MEETING to talk about your Medicare options. If you have a computer or i-pad, we can meet online and I can explain your Medicare choices. It’s almost like a face-to-face meeting. Due to COVID-19 and social…

Medicare Advantage in Pima County, AZ

Medicare Advantage Enrollment

FEBRUARY 2019: Every year at this time I look at the Medicare Advantage enrollment numbers for Pima County in Arizona (Tucson). The last Annual Enrollment Period (October 15 – December 7) was a busy one with thousands of people changing…

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Growing

APRIL 2018  Medicare Advantage enrollment is growing in many big cities to a point where half of all Medicare beneficiaries (or more) are enrolled in a Medicare replacement plan. In case you didn’t know it, Medicare Advantage replaces your Medicare. …

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is back

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is back in 2019. The Medicare Advantage OEP is for people already enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans and it allows them to drop their plan to return to Original Medicare  – OR they…

Medicare Advantage Enrollment in Pima County

Medicare Advantage Enrollment

Here are the numbers for Medicare Advantage enrollment in Pima County, Arizona as of January 2018. FOR 2019 NUMBERS CLICK HERE. Each year at this time, I look at Medicare Advantage enrollment numbers from the previous year and compare them…

Vacation is over.

I have taken a vacation from writing for my blog this summer – but that vacation is over, as it is almost time for the Annual Enrollment Period. I have been taking online courses and tests for all of the…

Considering Medicare Advantage

considering medicare advantage

If you are considering Medicare Advantage for your Medicare coverage, here are some things to think about: Most Medicare Advantage plans are HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) and have networks of doctors, hospitals, and other providers. If you go to a…

Tucson Medicare Advantage Enrollment

Who were the winners and losers in Tucson Medicare Advantage enrollment from 2016 to 2017? FOR 2019 NUMBERS CLICK HERE:  Each year at this time, I look at Medicare Advantage enrollment data provided on the CMS website (Centers for Medicare…

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment

medicare advantage disenrollment

For people who are unhappy with their Medicare Advantage plan, there is still a way to get out of it. That is called the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP). The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period runs from January 1 – February 14th. After that,…

Medicare Coverage for Home Infusion

medicare coverage for home infusion

Medicare coverage for home infusion services is a problem for really sick people. Why is there no Medicare coverage for home infusion? I was checking on this because a young woman called me and asked if I could find her…

Checking in on my Medicare clients

checking in on my medicare clients

I’m checking in on my Medicare clients because the Medicare Open Enrollment Period is coming up. I try to call many of my clients to see if they are happy with their Medicare Advantage plan because this is the time…

Medicare Advantage Auto Enrollment

Medicare Advantage auto enrollment

If you are turning 65 and transferring from an individual health plan to Medicare, BEWARE!  You might find yourself the victim of Medicare Advantage auto enrollment. I just read an article in Kaiser Health News that says: With Medicare’s specific…

Medicare Advantage Report

A Medicare Advantage report by the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the enrollment growth in Medicare Advantage plans around the country.  Enrollment in the private plans reached 17.6 million in 2016 and is increased in almost all states over the past year.…

Medicare Advantage Enrollment in Tucson

Each year at this time I like to look at Medicare Advantage enrollment in Tucson and which plans added members and which ones lost from one year to the next. Tucson (Pima County) has lots of competition in the Medicare…

Aetna to Buy Humana

Have you heard that Medicare Advantage plans have no future? If that is true, why are the biggest insurance companies buying Medicare Advantage plans?

Medicare Advantage Mergers

Big players in the Medicare Advantage market are looking at buying their competitors – or being bought by them. How will that affect Medicare Advantage plans in the future?

Medicare Advantage Home Visits

I got a call from a client who is very annoyed by phone calls from her Medicare Advantage plan asking her to agree to  a home visit from a company nurse.   Asta asked me if she had to comply…

Medicare Billing Mistakes

I have spent the last week in freezing Connecticut helping my 87-year old friend figure out her medical bills.  I wrote about Julie in December when I discovered her retiree Medicare supplement plan had been changed to a Medicare Advantage…