Your Medicare benefits can do more than help cover the costs of doctor and hospital bills. Medicare’s preventive benefits help you to be proactive with your health in order to avoid serious illnesses or chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Whether you get a flu vaccine, are screened for diabetes or other…

The annual Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period runs from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan may leave their plan and return to Original Medicare. If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you will have until Feb. 14 to also join a Medicare Prescription Drug…

During the month of May we celebrate our mothers and recognize the many sacrifices of those who have served our country, but did you know that it’s also Older Americans Month? Older adults are an important part of our society. “Get into the Act” is the theme of this year’s celebration to focus on how…

January 1 to February 14, 2015 marks the annual Medicare Advantage disenrollment period. During this time a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan may leave their plan and return to Original Medicare. If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you will have until February 14 to also join a Medicare Prescription…

Every year, the federal government reevaluates the costs for Medicare Parts A and B to determine if changes need to be made to deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket amounts. These changes are based on many factors, including health care costs. SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, is a program of the North Carolina Department of…

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Affordable Care Act has affected Medicare. In researching this topic, I initially went straight to the horse’s mouth and asked seniors about the changes they had noticed thus far. Most of the folks I asked hadn’t noticed anything much beyond their annual wellness exam now being covered…

Take Caution When Making Transfers To Qualify for Medicaid! By Nancy Roberson, Roberson Law in Dayton, Ohio We encourage people who don’t have long term care insurance to develop a game plan years in advance for paying for long term care, a very costly expense that is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance.…

How Does Affordable Care Act Affect Medicare Coverage?

With the deadline for Medicare open enrollment looming, the question on many seniors’ minds is “how will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect my Medicare coverage?” We talked to senior insurance expert Linda Gubitosi, owner of Boomer Insurance Solutions, to clear up some of the concerns and confusion. Medicare is still Medicare. The first thing…

The Affordable Health Care Act and Seniors Trying to sort through the complicated details of the Affordable Health Care Act and understand how it will affect Medicare coverage for seniors can be overwhelming.   While the ultimate goal of this law is clear:  to reduce healthcare costs and increase benefits, you are probably still wondering exactly…