Tag Archives: Medicare assistance

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment – New Dates

by Mary Jane Stern Over the years people enrolled in Medicare Part C or Medicare Advantage usually had the opportunity to change their plans during the Advantage Plan Open Enrollment which is January, February and March. In 2011 all that changes and if you want to change your plan, you must change your Advantage Plan…
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What is the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Program

By Mary Jane Stern Recently through a social networking site, I connected with someone I went to school with.  Unfortunately, she has gone out on disability because of diabetes and is covered under a Medicare Advantage Plan.  She mentioned how she wasn’t too happy with Medicare and one big reason was the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe…
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Medicare Part D: 2011 Coverage Gap (Donut Hole)

Recently on one of our blog posts we had a comment regarding the 2011 contributions while in the Coverage Gap (Donut Hole) and how the total out-of-pocket expenses would be allocated until a beneficiary reached catastrophic coverage. Medicare has changed some of its wording and makes reading a little more confusing as to what will…
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Medicare Open Enrollment Get Ready NOW

by Mary Jane Stern In just a few weeks Medicare open enrollment season starts.  You can make changes between November 15 and December 31, the “marketing season” starts around October 1st. Why Change? What’s the biggest reason for change?  Rise in premiums for Advantage and Part D plans. Another reason for change is you had…
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