New Medicare Numbers and Cards are Coming!

Beginning in April, and continuing for a year, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will mail new identification cards to Medicare’s 55 million beneficiaries. These cards will replace the version in effect since 1965. (Historical note: The first Medicare card was issued to former President Harry S. Truman by then-President Lyndon B. … Read more

Medicare surprise for senior citizens not paying attention!

Seniors, open your mail and read it carefully. What you don’t know can hurt you. A special Medicare provision that allows private health insurance companies to enroll individuals who become eligible for Medicare into their Medicare Advantage coverage is costing surprised patients lots of money, according to news reports. The little known rule, called “seamless … Read more

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