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”

Tools you can use to maximize your Social Security benefit

Choosing when to collect your Social Security benefits can have a large impact on your standard of living in retirement, especially if you didn’t save enough on your own. According to the Social Security Administration, Social Security benefits represent 30% of retirement income for the elderly. Deciding when to collect is a complicated task — you’llContinue reading “Tools you can use to maximize your Social Security benefit”

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”

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?”

Wellcare Announces Refreshed Brand in Effort to Better Serve Medicare Members

— Wellcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today its refreshed corporate Medicare brand in an effort to better align with the company’s strategy, build stronger brand awareness, and support the company’s mission to help its members live better, healthier lives.  Combining Medicare Brands under One Name: Wellcare In January 2020, Centene Corporation acquired Wellcare. Since thatContinue reading “Wellcare Announces Refreshed Brand in Effort to Better Serve Medicare Members”

Part D late enrollment penalty

The late enrollment penalty is an amount that’s permanently added to your Medicare drug coverage (Part D) premium. You may owe a late enrollment penalty if at any time after your Initial Enrollment Period is over, there’s a period of 63 or more days in a row when you don’t have Medicare drug coverage or other  creditable prescription drugContinue reading “Part D late enrollment penalty”

Que es SilverSneakers?

Beneficiarios de Medicare de 65 años o más para aumentar la salud física, el bienestar social y fuertes lazos comunitarios. Para ello, ofrece clases de fitness grupales para todas las habilidades impartidas por instructores capacitados. Como programa nacional, SilverSneakers está disponible en 17,000 gimnasios y centros de acondicionamiento físico en los Estados Unidos. SilverSneakers yContinue reading “Que es SilverSneakers?”

What is SilverSneakers?

SilverSneakers is a popular fitness program that helps Medicare beneficiaries 65 and up to increase physical health, social wellbeing, and strong community bonds. It does this by providing group fitness classes for all abilities facilitated by trained instructors. As a nationwide program, SilverSneakers is available at 17,000 gyms and fitness centers across the United States.1Continue reading “What is SilverSneakers?”

Qué es exactamente Medicare y cómo funciona?

Medicare es un programa de seguro de salud federal, principalmente diseñado para personas mayores de 65 años, o para personas de menor edad con ciertas discapacidades y la Enfermedad Renal en Etapa Terminal. Aprenda más sobre Medicare a continuación. Una breve historia de Medicare Medicare se remonta a 1965 cuando el presidente Lyndon B. JohnsonContinue reading “Qué es exactamente Medicare y cómo funciona?”