UnitedHealthcare Health Insurance

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You believe you’re going to use more health services this year and you’re willing to pay a higher monthly premium to keep out-of-pocket medical expenses as low as possible throughout the year. A Platinum Plan might be right for you.
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Precision Senior Marketing

Located in beautiful Austin, Texas, Precision Senior Marketing, LLC is a full-service, national insurance marketing organization dedicated to recruiting, servicing, and supporting the best senior market insurance agents in the United States. PSM provides its agents with only the market’s best products that include Medicare supplements, life insurance, annuities, long term care insurance, final expense insurance, and other insurance products that provide security and a peace of mind for the nation’s exploding senior population.
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Medicare Premiums for 2011 Frozen or Hiked for Beneficiaries, Boomers

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There will be three "standard" Part B premium levels next year, a situation brought about by the freezing of Social Security cost-of-living adjustments in 2010 and 2011. Under existing law, when COLAs do not rise, standard Part B premiums must be frozen too — but only for people whose premiums are deducted from their Social Security checks. This means that in 2011 many people will pay the same premiums as they did in 2009 or 2010, but others will pay the new higher standard amount for 2011.
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Medicare Reform Stage 2: Moving to a Premium Support Program

[35]Aaron and Reischauer, for example, opposed using the lowest-cost-plan bid as the benchmark for a “premium free” option. They expressed an understandable concern that it would attract enrollees into a plan that might be efficient but would be characterized by a “Spartan delivery system”; such a plan, they feared, might not be able to absorb the influx of large enrollment of low-income persons without compromising quality of care. Aaron and Reischauer, “The Medicare Reform Debate,” p. 23. But this problem could be alleviated, as noted, by using an average of the three or five lowest-cost bids in a region. In either case, lifting the cap on the government contribution to the lowest-cost plan (or the average of the lowest-cost plans setting the government payment) could generate even greater savings. In the FEHBP, for example, there is a 75 percent cap on the government contribution to employees’ choice of health plan under the existing payment formula. As a practical matter, this means that federal workers and their families must pick up 25 percent of the cost of any plan, no matter how efficient that lower-cost plan is in delivering benefits. An effective consumer-choice system would encourage consumers to secure 100 percent of the costs for picking less expensive plans. Thus, The Heritage Foundation recommended the removal of the 75 percent cap on the defined contribution in the FEHBP. See Angela M. Antonelli and Peter B. Sperry, eds., A Budget for America: A Mandate for Leadership Project (Washington, D.C.: The Heritage Foundation, 2001), pp. 331–332.
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MEDICARE Part A, B, C, & D PREMIUMS, DEDUCTIBLES FOR 2011

Part A premiums are decreasing because spending in 2010 was lower than expected and the Affordable Care Act implemented policies that lower Part A spending due to payment efficiencies and efforts related to waste, fraud and abuse.  Part B premiums are increasing because of growth in the use of services like outpatient hospital care, home health and physician-administered drugs.  In addition, the premium accounts for a likely Congressional action to avert a precipitous decrease in physician payments, which the Administration supports, and has occurred every year since 2003.  The Administration is committed to permanent reform of the physician payment formula. By law, the standard premium is set to cover one-fourth of the average cost of Part B services incurred by beneficiaries aged 65 and over, plus a contingency margin. The contingency margin is an amount appropriate to (i) cover incurred-but-unpaid claims costs, (ii) provide for possible variation between actual and projected costs, and (iii) amortize any surplus assets or unfunded liabilities.  The remaining Part B costs are financed by Federal general revenues.  (In 2011, $2.5 billion in Part B expenditures will be financed by the new fees on manufacturers and importers of brand-name prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act.  The revenue from these fees reduces the standard Part B premium by $0.90.)
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Annual Statistical Supplement, 2011

Beginning January 1, 2006, upon voluntary enrollment in either a stand-alone PDP or an integrated Medicare Advantage plan that offers Part D coverage in its benefit, subsidized prescription drug coverage. Most FDA-approved drugs and biologicals are covered. However, plans may set up formularies for their drug coverage, subject to certain statutory standards. (Drugs currently covered in Parts A and B remain covered there.) Part D coverage can consist of either standard coverage or an alternative design that provides the same actuarial value. (For an additional premium, plans may also offer supplemental coverage exceeding the value of basic coverage.) Standard Part D coverage is defined for 2006 as having a $250 deductible, with 25 percent coinsurance (or other actuarially equivalent amounts) for drug costs above the deductible and below the initial coverage limit of $2,250. The beneficiary is then responsible for all costs until the $3,600 out-of-pocket limit (which is equivalent to total drug costs of $5,100) is reached. For higher costs, there is catastrophic coverage; it requires enrollees to pay the greater of 5 percent coinsurance or a small copay ($2 for generic or preferred multisource brand and $5 for other drugs). After 2006, these benefit parameters are indexed to the growth in per capita Part D spending (see Table 2.C1). In determining out-of-pocket costs, only those amounts actually paid by the enrollee or another individual (and not reimbursed through insurance) are counted; the exception is cost-sharing assistance from Medicare’s low-income subsidies (certain beneficiaries with low incomes and modest assets will be eligible for certain subsidies that eliminate or reduce their Part D premiums, cost-sharing, or both) and from State Pharmacy Assistance Programs. A beneficiary premium, representing 25.5 percent of the cost of basic coverage on average, is required (except for certain low-income beneficiaries, as previously mentioned, who may pay a reduced or no premium). For PDPs and the drug portion of Medicare Advantage plans, the premium will be determined by a bid process; each plan’s premium will be 25.5 percent of the national weighted average plus or minus the difference between the plan’s bid and the average. To help them gain experience with the Medicare population, plans will be protected by a system of risk corridors, which allow Part D to assist with unexpected costs and to share in unexpected savings; after 2007, the risk corridors became less protective. To encourage employer and union plans to continue prescription drug coverage to Medicare retirees, subsidies to these plans are authorized; the plan must meet or exceed the value of standard Part D coverage, and the subsidy pays 28 percent of the allowable costs associated with enrollee prescription drug costs between a specified cost threshold ($250 in 2006, indexed thereafter) and a specified cost limit ($5,000 in 2006, indexed thereafter).
Source: ssa.gov

Medicare Part B Premium 2014

But Koko Mackin, the company’s vice president of corporate communications, has repudiated the message. "It contains incorrect information received by an employee who redistributed it to six others," he told reporters. "We have a longstanding policy against distributing chain emails like this, and actions have been taken to reinforce this policy. We apologize for any confusion or concern this email may have caused."
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Medicare Advantage 2014 Spotlight: Plan Availability and Premiums

While many organizations offer Medicare Advantage plans, a few – particularly Humana, United Healthcare, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) affiliates – have particularly large geographic spread and these organizations historically account for a disproportionate share of enrollment. In 2014, 44 percent of available plans are being offered by one of these three firms or affiliates (Table A4).  Plans offered by these firms are available to most beneficiaries.  Nationwide, 83 percent of Medicare beneficiaries will have access to one or more Humana plans, 73 percent will have access to a BCBS affiliated plan (including BCBS plans offered by Wellpoint), and 68 percent will have access to a United Healthcare plan (Exhibit 5; Table A5).  The general availability of these firms’ products has not noticeably changed from 2013 to 2014.  However, the similarities in BCBS offerings from 2013 to 2014 obscure a decline in availability of BCBS branded Wellpoint plans (declining from 88 plans to 55 plans between 2013 and 2014), which is mostly offset by the growth in plans offered by other BCBS affiliates (growing from 205 plans to 233 plans between 2013 and 2014).
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Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2014

As you can see, premiums and deductibles can vary depending on the Medicare plans you select; and many costs have changed for Medicare plans in 2015. Would you like to ask me other questions? Learn more about me by clicking the orange button below my photo. There are also links below that let you schedule a phone appointment or have me email you more information. Want to compare plans on your own? Use the blue Find Your Plan button on the right side of this page. Or, for personalized assistance, just call us at 1-844-847-2659 (or TTY users, call 711).
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Medicare Hospital Compare Quality of Care

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Healthcare business news, research, data and events from Modern Healthcare

Hospital leaders struggling to improve the patient experience at their facilities may be able to benefit from insights gleaned from the hospitality industry. Put the customer, or in hospitals’ case, the patient, front and center, said a variety of staff at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla.
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Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act

The bill came to a vote at 3 a.m. on November 22. After 45 minutes, the bill was losing, 219-215, with David Wu (D-OR-1) not voting. Speaker Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader Tom DeLay sought to convince some of dissenting Republicans to switch their votes, as they had in June. Istook, who had always been a wavering vote, consented quickly, producing a 218-216 tally. In a highly unusual move, the House leadership held the vote open for hours as they sought two more votes. Then-Representative Nick Smith (R-MI) claimed he was offered campaign funds for his son, who was running to replace him, in return for a change in his vote from “nay” to “yea.” After controversy ensued, Smith clarified no explicit offer of campaign funds was made, but that he was offered “substantial and aggressive campaign support” which he had assumed included financial support.
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Nevada Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plan Information

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From Las Vegas to Henderson, Reno to Paradise, North Las Vegas to Sunrise Manor, Spring Valley, Enterprise, Carson City, Pahrump, Whitney or Sparks it is important that you find the medicare coverage that fits your life and your lifestyle. We feel that the best care is received when you have your choice of Doctors, and you and your Doctor make your medical decisions. Medigap plans in Nevada are available with no medical underwriting during your open enrollment period. This is when you become eligible for Medicare Part B. You may however, apply to a company and fill out the medical underwriting questions at any time. We are pleased to introduce our Medicare Supplement Comparison Quoting System. It is a very simple process where you enter a few bits of information and then we will quote all of the medicare supplement plans offered by several companies. The companies that we select to quote are based on their strong reputations and competitive pricing. Some of the companies that we represent are: Aetna, Equitable Life, ForeThought Life, Gerber Life, Heartland National, Mutual of Omaha, Stonebridge Life, United American and UnitedHealthcare
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Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division

Special Enrollment Period: If you didn’t take Part B because you or your spouse currently work and have group health plan coverage through your current employer or union, you can sign up for Part B during the special enrollment period. Under the special enrollment period, you can sign up at any time you are covered under the group plan. In addition, if the employment or group health coverage ends, you have 8 months to sign up. The 8-month period starts the month after the employment ends or the group health coverage ends, whichever comes first. Generally, your monthly Part B premium is not increased when you sign up for Part B during the special enrollment period. Contact the Social Security Administration to sign up.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Nevada Medicare Supplement Plans

- A – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “A”. Alamo, NV Amargosa Valley, NV Austin, NV – B – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “B”. Baker, NV Battle Mountain, NV Beatty, NV Blue Diamond, NV Boulder City, NV Bunkerville, NV – C – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “C”. Cal Nev Ari, NV Caliente, NV Carlin, NV Carson City, NV Crescent Valley, NV Crystal Bay, NV – D – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “D”. Dayton, NV Deeth, NV Denio, NV Duckwater, NV Dyer, NV – E – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “E”. Elko, NV Ely, NV Empire, NV Eureka, NV – F – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “F”. Fallon, NV Fernley, NV – G – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “G”. Gabbs, NV Gardnerville, NV Gardnerville Ranchos, NV Genoa, NV Gerlach, NV Gerlach-Empire, NV Glenbrook, NV Golconda, NV Goldfield, NV – H – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “H”. Halleck, NV Hawthorne, NV Henderson, NV Hiko, NV – I – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “I”. Imlay, NV Incline Village, NV Indian Springs, NV – J – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “J”. Jackpot, NV Jarbidge, NV Jean, NV – K – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “K”. Kingsbury, NV – L – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “L”. Lamoille, NV Las Vegas, NV Laughlin, NV Logandale, NV Lovelock, NV Lund, NV Luning, NV – M – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “M”. Manhattan, NV McDermitt, NV McGill, NV Mercury, NV Mesquite, NV Mina, NV Minden, NV Moapa, NV Montello, NV Mountain City, NV – N – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “N”. Nellis AFB, NV Nixon, NV North Las Vegas, NV – O – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “O”. Orovada, NV Overton, NV Owyhee, NV – P – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “P”. Pahrump, NV Panaca, NV Paradise Valley, NV Pioche, NV – R – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “R”. Reno, NV Round Mountain, NV Ruby Valley, NV Ruth, NV – S – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “S”. Schurz, NV Searchlight, NV Silver City, NV Silver Springs, NV Silverpeak, NV Smith, NV Sparks, NV Spring Creek, NV Stateline, NV Summerlin South, NV Sun Valley, NV – T – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “T”. The Lakes, NV Tonopah, NV Tuscarora, NV – V – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “V”. Valmy, NV Virginia City, NV – W – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “W”. Wadsworth, NV Washoe Valley, NV Wellington, NV Wells, NV West Wendover, NV Winnemucca, NV – Y – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “Y”. Yerington, NV – Z – Cities in Nevada that begin with the letter “Z”. Zephyr Cove, NV
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2015 Medicare Advantage Plans Available to Residents of Nevada

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Nevada Consumer Assistance

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Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services

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Medicare covers services (like lab tests, surgeries, and doctor visits) and supplies (like wheelchairs and walkers) considered Health care services or supplies needed to prevent, diagnose, or treat an illness, injury, condition, disease, or its symptoms and that meet accepted standards of medicine. Two plans that may cover prescriptions are Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Kentucky Medicare Supplement Plans

- A – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “A”. Aberdeen, KY Adairville, KY Adams, KY Adolphus, KY Ages Brookside, KY Albany, KY Alexandria, KY Allegre, KY Allen, KY Allensville, KY Almo, KY Alpha, KY Alvaton, KY Annville, KY Argillite, KY Arjay, KY Arlington, KY Artemus, KY Ary, KY Ashcamp, KY Asher, KY Ashland, KY Athol, KY Auburn, KY Augusta, KY Austin, KY Auxier, KY Avawam, KY – B – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “B”. Bagdad, KY Bakerton, KY Bandana, KY Banner, KY Barbourville, KY Bardstown, KY Bardwell, KY Barlow, KY Baskett, KY Battletown, KY Baxter, KY Bays, KY Bear Branch, KY Beattyville, KY Beaumont, KY Beauty, KY Beaver, KY Beaver Dam, KY Bedford, KY Bee Spring, KY Beech Creek, KY Beech Grove, KY Beechmont, KY Belcher, KY Belfry, KY Bellevue, KY Belton, KY Benham, KY Benton, KY Berea, KY Berry, KY Bethany, KY Bethelridge, KY Bethlehem, KY Betsy Layne, KY Beverly, KY Bevinsville, KY Big Clifty, KY Big Creek, KY Big Laurel, KY Big Spring, KY Bighill, KY Bimble, KY Blackey, KY Blackford, KY Blaine, KY Bledsoe, KY Bloomfield, KY Blue River, KY Boaz, KY Bonnieville, KY Bonnyman, KY Booneville, KY Boons Camp, KY Boston, KY Bowling Green, KY Bradfordsville, KY Brandenburg, KY Breeding, KY Bremen, KY Brodhead, KY Bronston, KY Brooklyn, KY Brooks, KY Brooksville, KY Browder, KY Brownsville, KY Bryants Store, KY Bryantsville, KY Buckhorn, KY Buckner, KY Buffalo, KY Bulan, KY Burdine, KY Burgin, KY Burkesville, KY Burlington, KY Burna, KY Burnside, KY Bush, KY Busy, KY Butler, KY Bypro, KY – C – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “C”. Cadiz, KY Calhoun, KY California, KY Calvert City, KY Calvin, KY Camp Dix, KY Campbellsburg, KY Campbellsville, KY Campton, KY Canada, KY Cane Valley, KY Caneyville, KY Canmer, KY Cannel City, KY Cannon, KY Carlisle, KY Carrie, KY Carrollton, KY Carter, KY Catlettsburg, KY Cave City, KY Cawood, KY Cecilia, KY Center, KY Centertown, KY Central City, KY Cerulean, KY Chaplin, KY Chappell, KY Chavies, KY Cisco, KY Clarkson, KY Clay, KY Clay City, KY Clayhole, KY Clearfield, KY Cleaton, KY Clermont, KY Clifty, KY Clinton, KY Closplint, KY Cloverport, KY Coalgood, KY Coldiron, KY Columbia, KY Columbus, KY Combs, KY Confluence, KY Corbin, KY Corinth, KY Cornettsville, KY Corydon, KY Covington, KY Coxs Creek, KY Crab Orchard, KY Cranks, KY Crayne, KY Crestwood, KY Crittenden, KY Crockett, KY Crofton, KY Cromona, KY Cromwell, KY Cub Run, KY Cumberland, KY Cunningham, KY Curdsville, KY Custer, KY Cynthiana, KY – D – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “D”. Dabolt, KY Dana, KY Danville, KY David, KY Dawson Springs, KY Dayhoit, KY Dayton, KY De Mossville, KY Deane, KY Debord, KY Delphia, KY Dema, KY Denniston, KY Denton, KY Denver, KY Dewitt, KY Dexter, KY Dice, KY Dixon, KY Dorton, KY Dover, KY Drake, KY Drakesboro, KY Drift, KY Dry Ridge, KY Dubre, KY Dunbar, KY Dundee, KY Dunmor, KY Dunnville, KY Dwale, KY Dwarf, KY Dycusburg, KY – E – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “E”. Earlington, KY East Bernstadt, KY East Point, KY Eastern, KY Eastview, KY Eastwood, KY Eddyville, KY Edmonton, KY Edna, KY Eighty Eight, KY Ekron, KY Elizabethtown, KY Elizaville, KY Elk Horn, KY Elkfork, KY Elkhorn City, KY Elkton, KY Elliottville, KY Elsie, KY Emerson, KY Eminence, KY Emlyn, KY Emmalena, KY Eolia, KY Eriline, KY Erlanger, KY Ermine, KY Essie, KY Etoile, KY Eubank, KY Evarts, KY Ewing, KY Ezel, KY – F – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “F”. Fairdale, KY Fairfield, KY Fairplay, KY Fairview, KY Falcon, KY Fall Rock, KY Falls Of Rough, KY Falmouth, KY Fancy Farm, KY Farmers, KY Farmington, KY Fedscreek, KY Ferguson, KY Finchville, KY Firebrick, KY Fisherville, KY Fisty, KY Flat Lick, KY Flatgap, KY Flatwoods, KY Flemingsburg, KY Florence, KY Ford, KY Fords Branch, KY Fordsville, KY Forest Hills, KY Fort Campbell, KY Fort Knox, KY Fort Mitchell, KY Fort Thomas, KY Foster, KY Fountain Run, KY Fourmile, KY Frakes, KY Frankfort, KY Franklin, KY Fredonia, KY Freeburn, KY Frenchburg, KY Ft Mitchell, KY Fulton, KY – G – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “G”. Gamaliel, KY Gapville, KY Garfield, KY Garner, KY Garrard, KY Garrett, KY Garrison, KY Gays Creek, KY Georgetown, KY Germantown, KY Ghent, KY Gilbertsville, KY Girdler, KY Glasgow, KY Glencoe, KY Glendale, KY Glens Fork, KY Glenview, KY Goose Rock, KY Gordon, KY Goshen, KY Gracey, KY Gradyville, KY Graham, KY Grahn, KY Grand Rivers, KY Gravel Switch, KY Gray, KY Gray Hawk, KY Grays Knob, KY Grayson, KY Green Road, KY Greensburg, KY Greenup, KY Greenville, KY Grethel, KY Gulston, KY Gunlock, KY Guston, KY Guthrie, KY – H – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “H”. Hadley, KY Hagerhill, KY Haldeman, KY Halfway, KY Hallie, KY Hamlin, KY Hampton, KY Hanson, KY Happy, KY Hardburly, KY Hardin, KY Hardinsburg, KY Hardy, KY Hardyville, KY Harlan, KY Harned, KY Harold, KY Harrods Creek, KY Harrodsburg, KY Hartford, KY Hawesville, KY Hazard, KY Hazel, KY Hazel Green, KY Hebron, KY Heidelberg, KY Heidrick, KY Hellier, KY Helton, KY Henderson, KY Herndon, KY Hestand, KY Hi Hat, KY Hickman, KY Hickory, KY Hillsboro, KY Hima, KY Hindman, KY Hinkle, KY Hiseville, KY Hitchins, KY Hodgenville, KY Holland, KY Holmes Mill, KY Hope, KY Hopkinsville, KY Horse Branch, KY Horse Cave, KY Hoskinston, KY Huddy, KY Hudson, KY Hueysville, KY Hulen, KY Huntsville, KY Hustonville, KY Hyden, KY – I – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “I”. Independence, KY Inez, KY Ingram, KY Irvine, KY Irvington, KY Island, KY Island City, KY Isom, KY Isonville, KY Ivel, KY Ivyton, KY – J – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “J”. Jackhorn, KY Jackson, KY Jacobs, KY Jamestown, KY Jeff, KY Jeffersonville, KY Jenkins, KY Jeremiah, KY Jetson, KY Jonancy, KY Jonesville, KY Junction City, KY – K – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “K”. Keaton, KY Keavy, KY Keene, KY Kenton, KY Kenvir, KY Kettle Island, KY Kevil, KY Kimper, KY Kings Mountain, KY Kirksey, KY Kite, KY Knifley, KY Knob Lick, KY Krypton, KY Kuttawa, KY – L – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “L”. La Center, KY La Fayette, KY La Grange, KY Lackey, KY Lancaster, KY Langley, KY Latonia, KY Lawrenceburg, KY Leander, KY Lebanon, KY Lebanon Junction, KY Leburn, KY Ledbetter, KY Lee City, KY Leitchfield, KY Lejunior, KY Lerose, KY Letcher, KY Lewisburg, KY Lewisport, KY Lexington, KY Liberty, KY Lick Creek, KY Lily, KY Lindseyville, KY Linefork, KY Littcarr, KY Livermore, KY Livingston, KY Lloyd, KY Lockport, KY London, KY Lone, KY Lookout, KY Loretto, KY Lost Creek, KY Louisa, KY Louisville, KY Lovelaceville, KY Lovely, KY Lowes, KY Lowmansville, KY Loyall, KY Lucas, KY Lynch, KY Lynnville, KY – M – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “M”. Maceo, KY Mackville, KY Madisonville, KY Magnolia, KY Majestic, KY Mallie, KY Malone, KY Mammoth Cave, KY Manchester, KY Manitou, KY Mannsville, KY Maple Mount, KY Marion, KY Marrowbone, KY Marshes Siding, KY Martha, KY Martin, KY Mary Alice, KY Marydell, KY Mason, KY Masonic Home, KY Mayfield, KY Mayking, KY Mayslick, KY Maysville, KY Mazie, KY McAndrews, KY McCarr, KY McDaniels, KY McDowell, KY McHenry, KY McKee, KY McKinney, KY McQuady, KY McRoberts, KY McVeigh, KY Meally, KY Means, KY Melber, KY Melbourne, KY Melvin, KY Middleburg, KY Middlesboro, KY Middlesborough, KY Midway, KY Milburn, KY Milford, KY Mill Springs, KY Millersburg, KY Millstone, KY Milltown, KY Millwood, KY Milton, KY Minerva, KY Minnie, KY Miracle, KY Mistletoe, KY Mitchellsburg, KY Mize, KY Monticello, KY Moorefield, KY Morehead, KY Morganfield, KY Morgantown, KY Morning View, KY Mortons Gap, KY Mount Eden, KY Mount Hermon, KY Mount Olivet, KY Mount Sherman, KY Mount Sterling, KY Mount Vernon, KY Mount Washington, KY Mousie, KY Mouthcard, KY Mozelle, KY Muldraugh, KY Munfordville, KY Murray, KY Muses Mills, KY Myra, KY – N – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “N”. Nancy, KY Nazareth, KY Nebo, KY Neon, KY Nerinx, KY Nevisdale, KY New Castle, KY New Concord, KY New Haven, KY New Hope, KY New Liberty, KY Newport, KY Nicholasville, KY North Middletown, KY Nortonville, KY – O – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “O”. Oak Grove, KY Oakland, KY Oil Springs, KY Olaton, KY Olive Hill, KY Olmstead, KY Olympia, KY Oneida, KY Ophir, KY Orlando, KY Owensboro, KY Owenton, KY Owingsville, KY – P – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “P”. Paducah, KY Paint Lick, KY Paintsville, KY Paris, KY Park City, KY Parkers Lake, KY Parksville, KY Partridge, KY Pathfork, KY Payneville, KY Pellville, KY Pembroke, KY Pendleton, KY Penrod, KY Peoples, KY Perry Park, KY Perryville, KY Petersburg, KY Pewee Valley, KY Phelps, KY Philpot, KY Phyllis, KY Pikeville, KY Pilgrim, KY Pine Knot, KY Pine Ridge, KY Pine Top, KY Pineville, KY Pinsonfork, KY Pippa Passes, KY Pittsburg, KY Pleasureville, KY Plummers Landing, KY Poole, KY Port Royal, KY Powderly, KY Premium, KY Preston, KY Prestonsburg, KY Primrose, KY Princeton, KY Printer, KY Prospect, KY Providence, KY Provo, KY Putney, KY – Q – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “Q”. Quincy, KY – R – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “R”. Raccoon, KY Radcliff, KY Ransom, KY Raven, KY Ravenna, KY Raywick, KY Redfox, KY Reed, KY Regina, KY Renfro Valley, KY Revelo, KY Reynolds Station, KY Rhodelia, KY Ricetown, KY Richardsville, KY Richmond, KY Rineyville, KY River, KY Roark, KY Robards, KY Robinson Creek, KY Rochester, KY Rockfield, KY Rockholds, KY Rockhouse, KY Rockport, KY Rocky Hill, KY Rogers, KY Rosine, KY Roundhill, KY Rousseau, KY Rowdy, KY Roxana, KY Royalton, KY Rumsey, KY Rush, KY Russell, KY Russell Springs, KY Russellville, KY – S – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “S”. Sacramento, KY Sadieville, KY Saint Catharine, KY Saint Charles, KY Saint Francis, KY Saint Helens, KY Saint Mary, KY Saint Paul, KY Salem, KY Salt Lick, KY Salvisa, KY Salyersville, KY Sanders, KY Sandgap, KY Sandy Hook, KY Sassafras, KY Saul, KY Scalf, KY Science Hill, KY Scottsville, KY Scuddy, KY Se Ree, KY Sebree, KY Seco, KY Sedalia, KY Sextons Creek, KY Sharon Grove, KY Sharpsburg, KY Shelbiana, KY Shelby Gap, KY Shelbyville, KY Shepherdsville, KY Sidney, KY Siler, KY Silver Grove, KY Simpsonville, KY Sitka, KY Sizerock, KY Slade, KY Slaughters, KY Slemp, KY Smilax, KY Smith, KY Smith Mills, KY Smithfield, KY Smithland, KY Smiths Grove, KY Soldier, KY Somerset, KY Sonora, KY South Carrollton, KY South Portsmouth, KY South Shore, KY South Union, KY South Williamson, KY Sparta, KY Spottsville, KY Springfield, KY Staffordsville, KY Stambaugh, KY Stamping Ground, KY Stanford, KY Stanley, KY Stanton, KY Stanville, KY Stearns, KY Steele, KY Stephensport, KY Stinnett, KY Stone, KY Stoney Fork, KY Stopover, KY Strunk, KY Sturgis, KY Sullivan, KY Sulphur, KY Summer Shade, KY Summersville, KY Summit, KY Sweeden, KY Symsonia, KY – T – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “T”. Talbert, KY Tateville, KY Taylorsville, KY Teaberry, KY Thelma, KY Thornton, KY Thousandsticks, KY Tiline, KY Tiptonville, KY Toler, KY Tollesboro, KY Tolu, KY Tomahawk, KY Tompkinsville, KY Topmost, KY Totz, KY Tram, KY Trenton, KY Trosper, KY Turners Station, KY Tutor Key, KY Tyner, KY – U – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “U”. Ulysses, KY Union, KY Union Star, KY Uniontown, KY Upton, KY Utica, KY – V – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “V”. Van Lear, KY Vanceburg, KY Vancleve, KY Varney, KY Verona, KY Versailles, KY Vest, KY Vicco, KY Vincent, KY Vine Grove, KY Viper, KY Virgie, KY – W – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “W”. Waco, KY Waddy, KY Walker, KY Wallingford, KY Wallins Creek, KY Walton, KY Waneta, KY Warbranch, KY Warfield, KY Warsaw, KY Washington, KY Water Valley, KY Waterview, KY Waverly, KY Wayland, KY Waynesburg, KY Webbville, KY Webster, KY Weeksbury, KY Welchs Creek, KY Wellington, KY Wendover, KY West Liberty, KY West Louisville, KY West Paducah, KY West Point, KY West Prestonsburg, KY West Somerset, KY West Van Lear, KY Westport, KY Westview, KY Wheatcroft, KY Wheelwright, KY Whick, KY White Mills, KY White Plains, KY Whitesburg, KY Whitesville, KY Whitley City, KY Wickliffe, KY Wildie, KY Willard, KY Williamsburg, KY Williamsport, KY Williamstown, KY Willisburg, KY Wilmore, KY Winchester, KY Windsor, KY Wingo, KY Winston, KY Wittensville, KY Woodbine, KY Woodburn, KY Woodbury, KY Woollum, KY Wooton, KY Worthington, KY Worthville, KY Wrigley, KY – Y – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “Y”. Yeaddiss, KY Yerkes, KY Yosemite, KY – Z – Cities in Kentucky that begin with the letter “Z”. Zoe, KY
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2015 Kentucky Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Highlights www.Q1Medicare.com

Coverage Gap the Donut Hole: In the CMS Standard Plan, the beneficiary must pay the next $3720 in drug costs (the Donut Hole). The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2015, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 35% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 55% discount in the coverage gap. The Gap Coverage Types discussed in this section are in addition to the Healthcare Reform mandated discounts. In our chart, you will see one of the following:
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2015 Medicare Advantage Plans Available to Residents of Kentucky

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Source: q1medicare.com

COMBINED MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE

Combined Insurance offers a choice of several different standardized Medicare Supplement policies. Let’s see how a Medicare Supplement plan from Combined Insurance can help fill in the “gaps” in your Medicare coverage.
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Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services

- Effective Date of Service (DOS) Jan. 1, 2011, Physicians performing in-office placement of Essure will be reimbursed for A4264 at a rate of $1400 for Place of Service (POS) 11 (office). Physicians can continue to bill 58565 for the placement of the product and payment will remain at $338.62. These two codes must be billed on the same DOS and supporting documentation retained in the patient’s chart for placement of product. Prior Authorization will continue to be required. If 58565 is billed with Place of Service (POS) 22, the payment for the profession fee will be $338.62.
Source: ky.gov

A Kentucky shootout over stale Medicare claims

In a September 2013 report, CBO found that the “average-bid” option would actually provide savings for beneficiaries; the same report essentially retracted the 2011 analysis that formed the basis of CBPP’s $6,000 projection. The nonpartisan agency said the 2011 report was a “rough analysis” and that the results are now “substantially different,” in part because of “substantial improvements in CBO’s modeling of the behavior of beneficiaries and insurers.” The earlier report also assumed that health-care spending covered by private plans would be much higher at first and then grow faster than currently estimated — in part because Ryan’s 2011 version did not include traditional Medicare as a bidding option.
Source: washingtonpost.com

Wisconsin Medicaid Home Page

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If you are not elderly, blind or disabled, and you are in need of health care coverage, you may be able to enroll in a BadgerCare Plus plan, including Family Planning Only Services and the BadgerCare Plus Prenatal Plan. For more information about BadgerCare Plus, go to badgercareplus.org or call 1-800-362-3002.
Source: wisconsin.gov

Medicare, Dean Health Plan DeanCare Gold (Cost)

Dean Health Plan is updating your Identification Cards. When you receive your new cards in the mail, please dispose of any previous cards in a manner that protects your privacy, and retain your new cards for future health care needs. Thank you.
Source: deancare.com

Managed Care Organization Medicare Medicaid Plans WI

The iCare Medicare Plan is an all-in-one health care benefits program for all eligible Medicare beneficiaries with special needs. Independent Care Health Plan contracts with the federal government to offer this Medicare Advantage program. We have combined health care services provided by Medicaid and Medicare to offer a complete package of benefits, including the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug program. 2015 iCare Medicare Plan (HMO SNP) Program
Source: icare-wi.org

2015 Wisconsin Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Highlights www.Q1Medicare.com

Coverage Gap the Donut Hole: In the CMS Standard Plan, the beneficiary must pay the next $3720 in drug costs (the Donut Hole). The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2015, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 35% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 55% discount in the coverage gap. The Gap Coverage Types discussed in this section are in addition to the Healthcare Reform mandated discounts. In our chart, you will see one of the following:
Source: q1medicare.com

The Cost of Medicare: What the Future Holds

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The second reason why thinking about long-term costs is important is the case of Medicare: I don’t see transformation in this bill. I was looking at my newspaper clips yesterday, and the L.A. Times had a story on the Web last night that described the Medicare bill as a "landmark overhaul" of Medicare. I had to scratch my head at that because I really saw quite the opposite in this bill. In a sense, this was the sort of bill that Medicare reformers in 1998 wanted to make sure never happened again. When the Balanced Budget Act in 1997 passed with hundreds and hundreds of lines of provisions and very little time for CBO and other policy analysts to really figure out how it would all work, a policy mess resulted. There were plenty of mistakes in both the drafting of the bill and the estimates of the bill (some of them that I made and my other colleagues at CBO made others). Staff wrote things into the law that had unintended consequences. For example, the law was supposed to improve private plan participation in Medicare, but it ended up cutting it by not quite half.
Source: heritage.org

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia.
Source: socialsecurity.gov

How Much Does That Medication Cost? A Study Of Medicare Beneficiaries

Retirement Planner: Applying for Medicare Only

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If you are age 65 or older and your medical insurance coverage is under a group health plan based on your, or your spouse’s, current employment, you may not need to apply for Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (Part B) at age 65. You may qualify for a “Special Enrollment Period” (SEP) that will let you sign up for Part B during:
Source: socialsecurity.gov

When & how to sign up for Part A & Part B

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When and How to Apply for Medicare

If you are not yet receiving Social Security benefits (or benefits from the Railroad Retirement system) you are eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months prior to the month you turn 65, but your enrollment will not happen automatically. You must call or apply online – details below. It is to your benefit to sign up for Medicare Part A as soon as you are eligible, even if you still have coverage through a group health plan.
Source: about.com

Colorado Medicare Plans Overview

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RMHP’s contract with Medicare is renewed annually. The availability of coverage beyond the end of the current contract year is not guaranteed. RMHP has contracted with Medicare to provide benefits since 1977. This page was last updated: 11/21/14.  Please call to confirm you have the most up to date information about our Medicare Cost plans. Medicare Disclaimers RMHP is a Medicare-approved Cost plan. Enrollment in RMHP depends on contract renewal. H0602_MS_MC300WEB_RMHP1 Approved
Source: rmhp.org

Colorado Medicare Supplement Plans

- A – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “A”. Agate, CO Aguilar, CO Akron, CO Alamosa, CO Allenspark, CO Alma, CO Almont, CO Amherst, CO Anton, CO Antonito, CO Arapahoe, CO Arboles, CO Arlington, CO Arriba, CO Arvada, CO Aspen, CO Atwood, CO Ault, CO Aurora, CO Austin, CO Avon, CO Avondale, CO – B – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “B”. Bailey, CO Basalt, CO Battlement Mesa, CO Bayfield, CO Bedrock, CO Bellvue, CO Bennett, CO Berthoud, CO Bethune, CO Beulah, CO Black Hawk, CO Blanca, CO Boncarbo, CO Bond, CO Boone, CO Boulder, CO Branson, CO Breckenridge, CO Briggsdale, CO Brighton, CO Broomfield, CO Brush, CO Buena Vista, CO Buffalo Creek, CO Burlington, CO Burns, CO Byers, CO – C – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “C”. Cahone, CO Calhan, CO Campo, CO Canon City, CO Capulin, CO Carbondale, CO Carr, CO Cascade, CO Castle Rock, CO Cedaredge, CO Center, CO Central City, CO Chama, CO Cheraw, CO Cheyenne Wells, CO Chimney Rock, CO Chromo, CO Cimarron, CO Clark, CO Clifton, CO Climax, CO Coal Creek, CO Coaldale, CO Coalmont, CO Collbran, CO Colorado City, CO Colorado Springs, CO Commerce City, CO Como, CO Conejos, CO Conifer, CO Cope, CO Cortez, CO Cory, CO Cotopaxi, CO Cowdrey, CO Craig, CO Crawford, CO Creede, CO Crested Butte, CO Crestone, CO Cripple Creek, CO Crook, CO Crowley, CO – D – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “D”. Dacono, CO De Beque, CO Deer Trail, CO Del Norte, CO Delta, CO Denver, CO Dillon, CO Dinosaur, CO Divide, CO Dolores, CO Dove Creek, CO Drake, CO Dumont, CO Dupont, CO Durango, CO – E – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “E”. Eads, CO Eagle, CO Eastlake, CO Eaton, CO Eckert, CO Eckley, CO Edwards, CO Egnar, CO El Jebel, CO Elbert, CO Eldorado Springs, CO Elizabeth, CO Empire, CO Englewood, CO Erie, CO Estes Park, CO Evans, CO Evergreen, CO – F – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “F”. Fairplay, CO Firestone, CO Flagler, CO Fleming, CO Florence, CO Florissant, CO Fort Collins, CO Fort Garland, CO Fort Lupton, CO Fort Lyon, CO Fort Morgan, CO Fountain, CO Fowler, CO Franktown, CO Fraser, CO Frederick, CO Frisco, CO Fruita, CO – G – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “G”. Galeton, CO Garcia, CO Gardner, CO Gateway, CO Genoa, CO Georgetown, CO Gilcrest, CO Gill, CO Glade Park, CO Glen Haven, CO Glenwood Springs, CO Golden, CO Granada, CO Granby, CO Grand Junction, CO Grand Lake, CO Granite, CO Grant, CO Greeley, CO Green Mountain Falls, CO Grover, CO Guffey, CO Gulnare, CO Gunnison, CO Gypsum, CO – H – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “H”. Hamilton, CO Hartman, CO Hartsel, CO Hasty, CO Haswell, CO Haxtun, CO Hayden, CO Henderson, CO Hereford, CO Hesperus, CO Hillrose, CO Hillside, CO Hoehne, CO Holly, CO Holyoke, CO Homelake, CO Hooper, CO Hot Sulphur Springs, CO Hotchkiss, CO Howard, CO Hudson, CO Hugo, CO Hygiene, CO – I – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “I”. Idaho Springs, CO Idalia, CO Idledale, CO Ignacio, CO Iliff, CO Indian Hills, CO – J – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “J”. Jamestown, CO Jaroso, CO Jefferson, CO Jelm, CO Joes, CO Johnstown, CO Julesburg, CO – K – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “K”. Karval, CO Keenesburg, CO Kersey, CO Kim, CO Kiowa, CO Kirk, CO Kit Carson, CO Kittredge, CO Kremmling, CO – L – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “L”. La Jara, CO La Junta, CO La Salle, CO La Veta, CO Lafayette, CO Lake City, CO Lake George, CO Lamar, CO Laporte, CO Larkspur, CO Las Animas, CO Lazear, CO Leadville, CO Lewis, CO Limon, CO Lindon, CO Littleton, CO Livermore, CO Lochbuie, CO Log Lane Village, CO Loma, CO Lone Tree, CO Longmont, CO Louisville, CO Louviers, CO Loveland, CO Lucerne, CO Lyons, CO – M – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “M”. Mack, CO Maher, CO Manassa, CO Mancos, CO Manitou Springs, CO Manzanola, CO Marvel, CO Masonville, CO Matheson, CO Maybell, CO McClave, CO McCoy, CO Mead, CO Meeker, CO Meredith, CO Merino, CO Mesa, CO Mesa Verde National Park, CO Milliken, CO Minturn, CO Model, CO Moffat, CO Molina, CO Monarch, CO Monte Vista, CO Montrose, CO Monument, CO Morrison, CO Mosca, CO – N – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “N”. Nathrop, CO Naturita, CO Nederland, CO New Castle, CO New Raymer, CO Niwot, CO Norwood, CO Nucla, CO Nunn, CO – O – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “O”. Oak Creek, CO Ohio City, CO Olathe, CO Olney Springs, CO Ophir, CO Orchard, CO Ordway, CO Otis, CO Ouray, CO Ovid, CO – P – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “P”. Padroni, CO Pagosa Springs, CO Palisade, CO Palmer Lake, CO Paoli, CO Paonia, CO Parachute, CO Paradox, CO Parker, CO Parlin, CO Parshall, CO Peetz, CO Penrose, CO Peyton, CO Phippsburg, CO Pierce, CO Pine, CO Pinecliffe, CO Pitkin, CO Placerville, CO Platteville, CO Pleasant View, CO Poncha Springs, CO Powderhorn, CO Pritchett, CO Pueblo, CO – R – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “R”. Ramah, CO Rand, CO Rangely, CO Red Cliff, CO Red Feather Lakes, CO Red Wing, CO Redvale, CO Rico, CO Ridgway, CO Rifle, CO Rockvale, CO Rocky Ford, CO Roggen, CO Rollinsville, CO Romeo, CO Rush, CO Rye, CO – S – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “S”. Saguache, CO Salida, CO San Luis, CO San Pablo, CO Sanford, CO Sargents, CO Sedalia, CO Sedgwick, CO Seibert, CO Severance, CO Shawnee, CO Sheridan Lake, CO Sherrelwood, CO Silt, CO Silver Plume, CO Silverthorne, CO Silverton, CO Simla, CO Slater, CO Snowmass, CO Snowmass Village, CO Snyder, CO Somerset, CO South Fork, CO Springfield, CO Starkville, CO Steamboat Springs, CO Sterling, CO Stoneham, CO Strasburg, CO Stratton, CO Sugar City, CO Swink, CO – T – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “T”. Tabernash, CO Telluride, CO Thornton, CO Timnath, CO Toponas, CO Towaoc, CO Trinchera, CO Trinidad, CO Twin Lakes, CO Two Buttes, CO – U – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “U”. U S A F Academy, CO – V – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “V”. Vail, CO Vernon, CO Victor, CO Vilas, CO Villa Grove, CO Vona, CO – W – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “W”. Walden, CO Walsenburg, CO Walsh, CO Ward, CO Watkins, CO Weldona, CO Wellington, CO Westcliffe, CO Westminster, CO Weston, CO Wetmore, CO Wheat Ridge, CO Whitewater, CO Wiggins, CO Wild Horse, CO Wiley, CO Windsor, CO Winter Park, CO Wolcott, CO Woodland Park, CO Woodrow, CO Woody Creek, CO Wray, CO – Y – Cities in Colorado that begin with the letter “Y”. Yampa, CO Yellow Jacket, CO Yoder, CO Yuma, CO
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Medicare health insurance and international health insurance – Home – our services also include expatriate medical insurance, travel insurance and overseas medical insurance.

With over 30 years’ experience of providing international medical insurance, we currently offer healthcare cover to expatriates and their families from 86 nationalities in 121 countries around the world. We specialise in designing international health insurance plans for both individuals and business communities.
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Nebraska DHHS: Medicaid & Medicare

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Nebraska DHHS: Newsroom: News Releases: Beware of Newest Medicare Fraud Schemes

Lincoln – “Do you have back pain? You may be eligible for a free Medicare-approved back brace, and we’ll send you a free knee brace, too.” Getting a phone call offering things for free may sound great, but it’s just one example of how fraudsters steal tax payer dollars from the federal health care system, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Scam artists often offer ‘free’ back braces, glucose monitors, scooters, or diabetic supplies. They always say it’s free, and they always ask for your Medicare number. “Giving your Medicare number over the telephone to a stranger is not the way to order medical equipment and supplies,” says Vivianne Chaumont, Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care. “While Medicare does cover 80% of the costs of items such as a back brace, this is something that should be prescribed by your doctor.” Medicare is not free. Medicare is insurance paid by taxpayer dollars, and it’s important to protect your benefits and your money. “Never accept free items or services from strangers who call or come to your door,” Chaumont said. “Never give out your Medicare number to strangers, including people at health fairs providing ‘free’ services like toe nail clipping, eye exams, blood pressure and cholesterol checks, and diabetic shoes.” Detect possible fraud by reviewing your Medicare Summary Notices for any suspicious charges or items that have been double billed. Then report any suspected fraud to the Nebraska Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) in DHHS. The Nebraska SMP works to educate beneficiaries about Medicare fraud and abuse. For more information on the Nebraska SMP, go to www.dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/smp.aspx or call 800-942-7830.
Source: ne.gov

2015 Medicare Advantage Plans Available to Residents of Nebraska

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Source: q1medicare.com

Coventry Medicare: Advantra (HMO/PPO)

Whether you are an employer, health care provider, interested in enrolling, or already a member, our goal is to provide you with valuable and convenient online resources and information. Come explore the ways in which we can help you take charge of your Medicare Advantage coverage.
Source: coventryhealthcare.com

Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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2015 Nebraska Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Highlights www.Q1Medicare.com

Coverage Gap the Donut Hole: In the CMS Standard Plan, the beneficiary must pay the next $3720 in drug costs (the Donut Hole). The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2015, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 35% discount and ALL brand drugs will have at least a 55% discount in the coverage gap. The Gap Coverage Types discussed in this section are in addition to the Healthcare Reform mandated discounts. In our chart, you will see one of the following:
Source: q1medicare.com