Monthly Archives: November 2011

Annual Election Period Ends December 7th for all Medicare Plans

This year the AEP which is also referred to as Open Enrollment ends early. In the past it ran till December 31st,but starting in 2011 CMS,Center for Medicare Services made the change to December 7th. All participants in Medicare Part … Continue reading

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Supplementing Medicare With Medigap Plans

Some Medigap Plans may include benefits for services that Medicare doesn’t pay for, such as emergency medical costs incurred while traveling outside the U.S. or excess charges when seeing provider who does not accept Medicare assignment. A Medigap policy is … Continue reading

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How To Get Started With Medicare

If you are planning to use Medicare for your health insurance coverage after the age of 65,or before age 65 if you are disabled you should consider signing up for Medicare Parts A and B up to three months prior … Continue reading

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Super Committee Considering Cutting Medigap Plans

The super committee in charge of cutting $1.2Trillion in the next 10 years is looking to cut Medigap Plans or Medicare Supplement Plans.This would affect up to 10 million people enrolled in one of these plans.Medigap insurance plans provide additional … Continue reading

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Medigap Plans put you In charge of when selecting your own doctor

One of the best features of a Medigap Plan,which is also known as a Medicare Supplement Plan,is they allow you to keep your own doctor. Some of the Medicare Advantage Plans have a limited number of doctors to choose from,and … Continue reading

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Comparing Medigap Plans

Medicare can be very confusing. Shopping for the right Medigap Plan can be equally confusing. Be sure to carefully review the different policy features,such as pre-existing conditions and guarantee renew ability. Most Medigap companies have a 30 day free look,with … Continue reading

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$0 Premium Increase for AARP Florida Medigap Plans in 2012

Good news for anyone in Florida that currently has a Medigap Plan also referred to as a Medicare Supplement Plan for 2012,AARP/United Healthcare has recently announced that there will not be any premium increases. This shows the continued strength of … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Medicare Supplement Plan

Here are some key things to consider when shopping for a Medicare Supplement Plan. First and foremost,all Medigap Plans are the same,in other words each plan is lettered from A-N and provides the exact same coverage,however not all company’s that … Continue reading

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2012 Changes And The Impact On Medicare Plans

Medicare has just announced there changes to Medicare deductibles,copay and premiums for 2012.The changes benefit Medicare Beneficiary’s. Medicare Part B deductible has been lowered from $162 to $140.This increases the value of 2 popular Medicare Supplement Plans,or Medigap Plans G … Continue reading

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Medigap Plans Offer The Best Coverage And Flexibilty

When shopping for Medicare Insurance Plans,keep in mind that Medigap Plans allow you to keep your own doctor and are accepted at any hospital that accepts Medicare. If you choose the right plan,you will receive the best coverage available,for example,Plan … Continue reading

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