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Aug 20, 2014
Medicare’s open enrollment runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is when you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage for the coming year.
Premiums change, drug formularies change and insurance carriers come out with new plans each year. Failing to review your plan each year could cost you thousands of dollars out of your own pocket. Look at the difference between a good and bad decision.
CBS MoneyWatch reports that prescription drug prices could soar nearly 50% over the next few years. Our new on-staff pharmacist has three tips to help you counter skyrocketing prices.
Understanding your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan formulary can save you money and prevent frustrating delays in getting you the drugs you need.
The high costs associated with insulin send many Medicare patients with diabetes into the dreaded Part D “donut hole,” where they pay a greater share of the lifesaving drugs’ costs. Understand how you can plan for this expense so it’s not a devastating financial surprise.
At the beginning of this new drug plan year, my husband and I are taking fewer medicines than last plan year. (Our doctors have eliminated some drugs.) Why wouldn’t our premium go down?
Celebrate National Donut Day by finally getting a grip on the confusing Part D donut hole. Our infographic is free of calories and loaded with money-saving tips.
We know Medicare is confusing. That’s why we created a guide that makes it easier to understand, plus two checklists — one to help you gather what you need to enroll at age 65 and one to review your plan every year after that. For Medicare MarketPlace®’s free "Guide to Medicare: Helping You Navigate the Medicare Maze," click here.
Have you been told that Medicare won’t pay for your physical therapy or skilled care because you’re failing to improve?
Welcome to the annual Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. Learn what this is and four important things to know before disenrolling.
Changing prescription drug plans during open enrollment can lead to surprises when making your first trip to the pharmacy counter in the the new year. But don’t fret. Medicare requires that you get a transition refill.
The government announced that Medicare premiums will go up in 2017, just as time’s almost up to review your coverage for next year. How much more will you pay each month?
Fall marks the kickoff to flu season. Understand what Medicare covers with the influenza shot as well as other immunizations.
This year’s Medicare Open Enrollment Period is especially important for about 200,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan customers, because the insurer is raising rates — for some, by more than double their current amounts.
With the election just weeks away, are you clear on where the presidential candidates stand on Medicare and Social Security? We break down their positions, and Insuractive’s Brian Hickey, a longtime Medicare industry expert, weighs in.
Starting Aug. 6, hospitals are required to tell Medicare patients if they have not been formally admitted and why. Learn how “observation” status can impact your finances and what hospitals must disclose.
A Medicare health and prescription drug insurer recently got a slap on the wrist from U.S. regulators. How does this government sanction affect you? Read the full story.
If you don’t coordinate the end date of your existing health care coverage with the beginning of Medicare coverage, you could end up without coverage for several months.