2023 has brought some positive changes to Medicare, including the $0 out-of-pocket costs for Part D covered vaccines, $35 monthly cap on Part D-covered insulin products (see Medicare's new fact sheet), and the option of continued Medicare coverage for immunosuppressive drugs for eligible beneficiaries with a kidney transplant. In addition, 2023 brings several … [Read more...] about 2023 Changes in Medicare Enrollment Periods & Special Enrollment Periods ~ Let’s Review!
In the past, people on Medicare due to kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD) were eligible for 36 months of Medicare coverage after a successful kidney transplant. This coverage was crucial in large part for the payment of the hugely expensive immunosuppressive drugs necessary to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney and keep it functioning well. Yet, unless … [Read more...] about Medicare Expands Part B Immunosuppressive Drug Benefit for People with Kidney Transplants
Good news! As part of the Biden Administration's winter preparedness plan, the White House announced a new limited round of free at-home COVID-19 tests for the winter. Households can now order either standard at-home tests or tests that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. The more accessible tests, the Ellume COVID home tests, work with a smartphone … [Read more...] about Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available Again
Medicare’s Open Enrollment is almost over! It ends on Wednesday, December 7. Also referred to as the Annual Election Period (AEP), this is an important time to closely evaluate your current health coverage and whether it is still a good fit for 2023. If not, you can switch health plans, return to Original Medicare or join a health plan if you are already in Original … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Open Enrollment Ends Wednesday, Dec 7th
Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment, officially known as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is in full swing! It runs from October 15 – December 7, and is the time you can change your Medicare health plan and Part D coverage and/or return to Original Medicare. Coverage changes become effective January 1, 2023. It’s an important time to review your coverage, and any health plan … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Open Enrollment is in Full Swing ~ Review Your Coverage Options for 2023