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

Good News for Medicare Part D in 2019

Medicare beneficiaries with high annual prescription drug costs will get some relief, a year earlier than expected, as a result of the budget deal President Trump signed in August. Medicare Part D beneficiaries who have high prescription drug expenses currently have to pay more once the total cost of their medicines reaches a certain threshold. … Read more

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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