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Navigate 2020 Medicare Changes During Open Enrollment

Beneficiaries can shop for new health coverage starting October 15. Find out what’s new and perhaps less costly for the coming year. Jeff Goldberg is happy with his health coverage—a mix of traditional Medicare, a Part D prescription-drug plan and a high-deductible supplemental Medigap policy. The premiums are affordable, he says, and his out-of-pocket costs have […]
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Medicare open enrollment deadline is Dec. 7

Medicare users have until Dec. 7 to make their choice for plans in 2020. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rebuilt and relaunched their Plan Finder tool for this year’s enrollment season, enabling the more than 60 million Americans enrolled in Medicare programs in 2019 to find and compare plans more easily. There are […]
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Medicare open enrollment begins; help is available

SALEM, Ore. – The annual open enrollment for Medicare started Tuesday, and the Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) Program in the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is ready to help. Medicare annual enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Medicare is health insurance for people 65 years or older or younger than 65 with Social Security […]
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HEALTH ADVOCATES READY FOR COVERED CALIFORNIA

By Dianne Anderson Everything community residents need to take charge of their health is now ready for the Westside of San Bernardino. All they have to do is show up and sign up. Local community health advocates are mapping out strategies for the biggest time of their year starting October 15, when open enrollment for […]
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Making changes to Medicare coverage

Q: I have a Medicare Advantage Plan, and I keep receiving all this mail from different health-care companies. Do I need to make changes during open enrollment? SH Answer: Great question! Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to review their health insurance on an annual basis. Changes to your health, prescription drugs and possible new plan options […]
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Two Ways To Get Your Medicare In California

Do you know the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? Did you know that there are two different ways to receive your Medicare benefits? The most popular way is Original Medicare. With Original Medicare, you can choose any doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider you want, as long as they accept Medicare. When you […]
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Flexibility resulting from Medicare changes could be good for some, CEO says

The devil is in the details, as the saying goes, but President Trump’s call for changes to the Medicare program could mean some good things for senior living residents and the providers who serve them, Juniper Communities founder and CEO Lynne Katzmann told McKnight’s Senior Living. The executive order signed by the president on Oct. 3 gives the […]
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Private Medicare plan Devoted Health says it is the first to cover Apple Watch as a benefit

KEY POINTS Devoted Health says it is the first Medicare Advantage plan to offer Apple Watch as a benefit to its members.  Its marketing materials show that it will help members pay for the cost of the device up to $150.  Apple is in talks with a number of health insurers to cover the Apple […]
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Don’t Miss Medicare’s Open Enrollment

Your annual chance to optimize your coverage runs from mid-October to early December. Dan CaplingerOct 6, 2019 at 7:01AM For older Americans, Social Security and Medicare work hand in hand to guarantee your financial security in retirement. Social Security generally acts as a “set it and forget it” program, with most of the effort that goes into […]
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Nearing $1B In Sales, Alignment Healthcare Unveils Medicare Advantage Expansion

Alignment Healthcare is expanding deeper into the potentially lucrative California market to sell its Medicare Advantage plans to seniors. Alignment, which already sells Medicare Advantage coverage in California, North Carolina and Florida, said Tuesday it is “doubling its California footprint with expansion into eight greater Sacramento and Bay Area counties, where more than 862,000 Medicare recipients live.” […]
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