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16 Jul, 2015

Medicare Advantage Payments to Rise for 2016

Source: Federal regulators on Monday said 2016 payments to insurers that offer private Medicare plans will go up compared with this year, reversing a slight decline proposed in February. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated that the government’s Medicare Advantage payments will rise about 1.25% next year, though the agency said insurers […]

13 May, 2015

8 Must Know Medigap Policy Facts

You must have Medicare Part A and Part B. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can apply for a Medigap policy, but make sure you can leave the Medicare Advantage Plan before your Medigap policy begins. You pay the private insurance company a monthly premium for your Medigap policy in addition to the […]

13 May, 2015

Beyond Basic Medicare: Understanding Medicare Supplemental Coverage

Although Medicare provides vital health insurance for about 50 million seniors and people with disabilities, most people with Medicare have some form of additional coverage. Why is this coverage so important? And what are your options for getting this coverage? Let’s take a look. Q: What gaps does Medicare have? A: Medicare provides very important […]

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