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”

Wellcare Announces Largest Medicare Advantage Expansion to Date

NEWS PROVIDED BY Wellcare TAMPA, Fla./PRNewswire/ — Wellcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today its largest Medicare Advantage expansion to date. Wellcare will now offer its wide range of Medicare Advantage plans in 1,575 counties across 36 states during the 2022 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), beginning Oct. 15. “At Wellcare, we are committedContinue reading “Wellcare Announces Largest Medicare Advantage Expansion to Date”

Medicare Enrollment Periods

There are many different types of Medicare Enrollment Periods. These enrollment periods fall into two categories. First, open enrollment is available to anyone eligible for Medicare. Then, Special Enrollment Periods. If you want to change the coverage you currently have, you can do so during one of the above enrollment Medicare Enrollment Periods for EveryoneContinue reading “Medicare Enrollment Periods”

Que significa OEP en terminos de Medicare

Si su plan Medicare Advantage no es adecuado, ahora es el momento de cambiar su coberturaHay una repetición para los beneficiarios de Medicare que descubren a principios de año que su Plan Advantage no es el ideal. Entre el 1 de enero y el 31 de marzo, puede cambiarse a un Plan Advantage diferente oContinue reading “Que significa OEP en terminos de Medicare”

Social Security: Applying for Medicare online

Did you know that you can apply for Medicare online even if you are not ready to retire?  And it takes less than 10 minutes!  There are no forms to sign and usually no required documentation.  We’ll process your application and contact you if we need more information.  To apply for Medicare and find otherContinue reading “Social Security: Applying for Medicare online”

Should I choose Medicare over my employer’s health plan?

How do Medicare Advantage Plans work?I’m at full retirement age but under 70. I’m still working and get health insurance through my employer, but I have the hospitalization part of Medicare. Maximum Medicare premiums are slightly less than my share of the employer insurance premium. Are Medicare premiums tax deductible? If they are, it mayContinue reading “Should I choose Medicare over my employer’s health plan?”

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Medicare Extra Help?

Eligibility, income limits and how to applyIf you need help with your prescription drugs, there is support available Individuals who have limited income and assets could qualify for assistance when it comes to paying for prescription drugs through Medicare’s Extra Help program. This is thanks to a partnership between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Centers for Medicare &Continue reading “Medicare Extra Help?”

Medicare open enrollment time again 2022

The leaves are starting to change and there is a nip in the air. We all know what that means; Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription and Advantage plans is upon us. Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 are the official dates and the new plans take effect on January 1, 2022. Open Enrollment allows those onContinue reading “Medicare open enrollment time again 2022”

Primas más bajas, más beneficios para las personas mayores que compran planes Medicare Advantage 2022

Los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (los CMS por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron las primas, deducibles y otra información esencial acerca de los planes de medicamentos recetados de Medicare Advantage y de la Parte D antes de la Inscripción Abierta de Medicare para ayudar a las personas con Medicare a decidir sobreContinue reading “Primas más bajas, más beneficios para las personas mayores que compran planes Medicare Advantage 2022”