Medicare beneficiaries across the country are in the midst of navigating their health care coverage options for 2021. Medicare's annual Open Enrollment, which is from Oct 15 - Dec 7, is in full swing, and is the main time each year that beneficiaries can return to Original Medicare or change their Medicare Advantage and/or Part D drug coverage for the upcoming year. To do this, … [Read more...] about Problems with Medicare Plan Finder Giving Inaccurate Information
If you or someone you know is not happy with their Medicare Advantage Plan, you can change your plan or return to Original Medicare and get a new Part D plan during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP). The MA OEP runs from January 1 through March 31 each year. This opportunity to change coverage is one of several that are important to remember, especially … [Read more...] about Unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan? You Can Change Your Coverage Before 3/31
On December 10th, a bipartisan group of congressional leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about their concerns with the erroneous information on the newly redesigned Medicare Plan Finder. The letter references the errors and inaccurate information that advocates, such as California Health … [Read more...] about Congress Expresses Concerns on the New Medicare Plan Finder
Even though Medicare's Open Enrollment period is over, the consequences resulting from some of the inaccurate information on Medicare's Plan Finder (MPF) are not. In fact, they will only start to be realized in the new year when some beneficiaries find out the drug prices, premium information and more that they gathered on the Plan Finder was inaccurate and hence, they're … [Read more...] about While Medicare’s Open Enrollment is Over, Consequences for the Medicare Plan Finder’s Inaccuracies Are Not
Nobody likes penalties, especially when it means paying more money. When it comes to Medicare, most people can avoid penalties by enrolling in Parts A, B and D when first eligible, during their Initial Enrollment Period. Those who don’t enroll during this time, may have a penalty. The IEP is different for different parts of Medicare. This article reviews the Part D late … [Read more...] about Part D Penalties ~ What Are They & Can They Be Avoided?