Thousands lose in-network status as Broward Health and UnitedHealthcare fail to reach agreement on contract

© Chris Day / South Florida/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNSThousands of United Healthcare members have lost in-network status to Broward Health hospitals and ambulatory centers when the two companies failed to reach agreement on a new multiyear contract by April 1. Thousands of UnitedHealthcare members this morning lost in-network access to Broward Health hospitals and ambulatory careContinue reading “Thousands lose in-network status as Broward Health and UnitedHealthcare fail to reach agreement on contract”

Florida Blue introduces GeoBlueSM Health Plans and Services for expatriates and business travelers

Today Florida Blue, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan for Florida, announced the introduction of new health insurance plans and services for expatriates and business travelers through its GeoBlue program, an international health insurance business.  Through a partnership with Worldwide Insurance Service, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, GeoBlue isContinue reading “Florida Blue introduces GeoBlueSM Health Plans and Services for expatriates and business travelers”

Cheaper than Obamacare? Budget-priced plans can cost far more if you get sick

Do you earn too much money to get government help for an Obamacare health insurance plan, but you can’t get on an employer-funded plan? If so, you’re probably self-employed, a contract worker, a bartender or restaurant server, or you retired early and live off dividends. If you make at least $50,000 a year, you’re inContinue reading “Cheaper than Obamacare? Budget-priced plans can cost far more if you get sick”

Critical Illness insurance Insurance: What Is It? Who Needs It?

Consider yourself lucky you’ve probably never had to use critical illness insurance (sometimes called catastrophic illness insurance). Perhaps you’ve never even heard of it. But in the event of a big health emergency, such as cancer, a heart attack, or a stroke, critical illness insurance could be the only thing standing between you and financial ruin. ManyContinue reading “Critical Illness insurance Insurance: What Is It? Who Needs It?”

¿Cómo funcionan los planes Medicare Advantage?

Los planes Medicare Advantage, a veces llamados “Parte C” o “Planes MA” son una alternativa “integral” a Medicare Original. Son ofrecidos por compañías privadas aprobadas por Medicare.  Si se inscribe en un Plan Medicare Advantage, todavía tendrá  Medicare.  Este “paquete” de planes incluye   Medicare Parte A (Seguro De Hospital) y  Medicare Parte B (Seguro Médico)y, por lo general, la coberturaContinue reading “¿Cómo funcionan los planes Medicare Advantage?”

Does 401(k) income count against your Medicare premium?

Q. Does 401(k) income count against your Medicare premium? A. The calculation of Medicare premiums is important to understand. Let’s start with the basics. Medicare insurance is divided into three primary sections. Part A, hospital insurance, is free and covers hospital stays, care in a nursing facility and some home health care, said Amiro Gnecco, a certifiedContinue reading “Does 401(k) income count against your Medicare premium?”

Cómo trabaja Medicare con otros seguros

Si tiene  Medicare y otro seguro o cobertura médica, cada tipo de cobertura se llama “pagador”. Cuando existe más de un pagador, las reglas de “coordinación de beneficios” determinan quién paga primero. El “pagador primario” paga en primer lugar la cantidad de sus facturas que le corresponde pagar, y luego envía el resto al “pagador secundario” (pagador complementario)Continue reading “Cómo trabaja Medicare con otros seguros”

Cómo obtener cobertura de medicamentos por receta por Medicare parte D

La cobertura de medicamentos de Medicare ayuda a pagar los medicamentos recetados que usted necesita. Incluso si no toma medicamentos recetados ahora, debería considerar la posibilidad de obtener cobertura de medicamentos de Medicare. Esta cobertura es opcional y se ofrece a todas las personas con cobertura de Medicare. Si decide no obtenerla cuando es elegibleContinue reading “Cómo obtener cobertura de medicamentos por receta por Medicare parte D”

Don’t Have Health Insurance? What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

INSURANCE HEALTH INSURANCE While the number of uninsured Americans has dropped, many people still don’t have any type of healthcare insurance coverage. The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows millions to choose a government-subsidized healthcare plan. However, many consumers are ineligible for subsidies, and many of those who qualify have chosen Affordable Care Act (ACA) InContinue reading “Don’t Have Health Insurance? What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”