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”

I’m Confused About Taking Medicare and Social Security

Dear Amiro: I just turned 64 and now get stuff about Medicare and Medigap and so on. I really don’t know how to retire when it’s time. What should I do? What am I looking for? Am I eligible for anything as of now? I’m so confused about all this that I don’t even know ifContinue reading “I’m Confused About Taking Medicare and Social Security”

You deserve a Medicare plan that puts your health needs first.

Wellcare has Medicare Advantage plans with all-in-one coverage, $0 premiums and large provider networks. Wellcare proudly serves over 1 million people with affordable Medicare Advantage plans.1 A healthier future starts with your Medicare Advantage plan. Wellcare believes in high-quality healthcare that looks after your health and your budget. Get money back You could get some, orContinue reading “You deserve a Medicare plan that puts your health needs first.”

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”

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?”

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”

Premiums lower, more perks for seniors shopping 2022 Medicare Advantage plans

Seniors who are considering enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan or switching plans can get information and ask questions at places such as the Highmark Direct Health Insurance storefront in a shopping plaza along McKnight Road in Ross, along with similar community-based locations offered by Highmark as well as rivals such as UPMC and Aetna/CVSContinue reading “Premiums lower, more perks for seniors shopping 2022 Medicare Advantage plans”

Los planes Aetna 2022 Medicare ofrecen más beneficios, menores costos para los miembros y una mayor asequibilidad

Aetna®, una compañía de CVS Health® (NYSE: CVS), anunció sus ofertas de Medicare para 2022, con beneficios ampliados centrados en un enfoque holístico de la salud y nuevas opciones de planes Medicare Advantage, incluidos los planes de doble elegibilidad para necesidades especiales y los planes Aetna Medicare Eagle® diseñados especialmente para los veteranos en otrosContinue reading “Los planes Aetna 2022 Medicare ofrecen más beneficios, menores costos para los miembros y una mayor asequibilidad”