Medicare Telehealth

Medicare telehealth expansion could be here to stay. Here’s where things stand Key Points At least 10 million Medicare beneficiaries have used telehealth since early March, compared with about 13,000 weekly appointments pre-pandemic. Lawmakers and regulators are looking at making some of the current expansions permanent. Among the issues that policymakers would need to address … Read more

Mail Delays Could Affect Mail-Order Prescriptions for Millions of Medicare Part D Plans

In July, the new Postmaster General instituted changes in the operation of the U.S. Postal Service that could result in delays in mail delivery. More recently, the post office has suspended these changes until after the November election. Prior to the announcement that he was postponing these changes, the Postmaster General had warned states of … Read more

Three Medicare Improvements for 2019

Now 53 years old, Medicare, has higher rates of satisfaction from its 60 million members than almost any other form of health insurance and it is getting better. Here are three Medicare improvements for 2019: 1. Shrinking the Doughnut Hole The Part D doughnut hole, or the coverage gap, begins when the enrollee reaches the … Read more

What is a Medicare Supplement or Medigap Plan?

A Medicare Supplement or Medigap plan provides coverage for the gaps in Medicare Part A and B such as deductibles, co-insurance, and other out of pocket costs. We are here to provide you an easy pathway to find the right Medicare Supplement Plan at the right price. Popular Medigap Plans Historically the most popular Medicare … Read more

Replacement Medicare Card

Do you need a new or replacement Medicare Card? If Medicare has not mailed your new Medicare card, you can print an official Medicare card quickly and easily through instead of waiting for a replacement in the mail. If you don’t see a “View or print your Medicare card now” link, check the page … Read more

Is Medicare Supplement Plan F Going Away in 2020?

What is Medigap Plan F? Medicare Beneficiaries choose to supplement their Original Medicare benefits with additional coverage that helps to cover the gaps. For decades, Medigap Plan F has been a top seller. This is largely because it covers all of the deductibles, coinsurance, and copays that would normally be your responsibility after Original Medicare … Read more

Local Medicare Cost Plan Going Away!

Local Cost Plan Going Away! We have had several calls from current Baylor Scott & White members concerned about their Medicare Cost Plan going away. What is a Medicare Cost Plan? Medicare Cost Plans were started back in the 1970’s to help beneficiaries in rural areas that didn’t have competing Medicare Advantage plan options. Now, … Read more