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 Advantage Payments to Rise for 2016

Source: WSJ.com 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 … Read more

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