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The Real Reasons People Decide to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Before you dig into costs, benefits and contingency plans, step back and look at the big picture. This decision is bigger than budgets and life-expectancy tables. It's about your family and your wishes for them as well as yourself.

By DENNIS HO, FSA, CFA®, Co-Founder and CEO  | Saturday Insurance
April 6, 2020

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (January 1-March 31)

Here is what can be done:

1. change MA plan to another MA plan
2. change MAPD plan to another MAPD plan
3. change MA plan to MAPD plan
4. change MAPD plan to MA plan
3. disenroll from MA or MAPD to Original Medicare and enroll in a Part D Plan

You cannot:

Two items buried in Trump’s budget call for big changes to Medicare PUBLISHED WED, FEB 12 20203:42 PM EST


About 115 pages into President Trump’s proposed 2021 budget are two line items that Medicare beneficiaries might want to take note of.

Enrolling in Medicare and/or a Medicare Health Plan

There is often confusion on how to enroll in Medicare, the options that are available and when can a person sign up. Part of this comes from online information and articles where these options were merged.

They are two separate kinds of coverage. Let's provide clarification on the different enrollment rules for each.

Medicare Plan F today… and in 2020

Plan F is the most comprehensive true Medicare Supplement plan available. Part A and B deductibles are fully covered, as are the coinsurances after Medicare has paid, including excess charges up to 15% of approved doctor charges. Hospital costs after Medicare is exhausted are also paid up to an additional 365 days.

Medicare History, Part II: How Costs and Benefits Have Changed

We're back for Part II of our three-part series on Medicare history – its beginning in 1966 compared with its 2019 evolution. In this part, we are going to be examining Medicare Part B.

Medicare History, Part I: How Costs and Benefits Have Changed

I am fascinated with Medicare, especially in today’s charged political climate with health insurance. But health insurance has always been a charged debate.

Medicare News from NAHU - Responding to the Egg Whip Cuts

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed guidance regarding Medicare Advantage (MA) rates for the 2017 plan year. The guidance proposed an average rate increase of 1.35%, a slight drop from the previously proposed increase of 3.07% that was announced in December.

Medicare News from NAHU - Will Part B and Part D Premiums Increase in 2016?

We will know in November, but it is “sort of” an election year!

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Medicare News from NAHU - When a Doctor Opts Out of Medicare

Did you know that doctors are required to tell a patient up-front that they have opted out of Medicare?

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