Medicare Advantage in Florida

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Florida residents wishing to enroll in Medicare Advantage must already be enrolled or be eligible to enroll in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. You are first able to join Original Medicare during your Initial Enrollment Period, which begins three months before you turn 65, includes your birthday month, and ends three months after that month. If you don’t sign up for Medicare during your Initial Enrollment Period, you may subject to a late-enrollment penalty for as long as you remain enrolled in Medicare. You may enroll in Original Medicare at a later date, during the annual General Enrollment Period, which runs from from January 1 to March 31, but be aware that you would still have to pay the late-enrollment penalty fee.
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Florida Blue Medicare Advantage Plans for 2015

Are you a Florida senior citizen who is trying to maximize your Medicare benefits? Just as each senior citizen has her own unique needs and preferences, insurers offer a variety of different ways to enjoy these hard-earned health benefits and even help you plan for medical expenses that original Medicare does not completely cover. At Secure Health Options, we want to help all Floridians find the right plan that assures them of convenient and affordable access to the best medical providers. You can request information on Medicare Advantage plans and Florida Medicare supplemental insurance in your own local area by entering your home ZIP code in the box at the top of this page. If you have questions or would like help signing up, be sure to give us a call.
Source: floridamedicareadvantageplans.com

2015 Medicare Advantage Plans Available to Residents of Florida

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Florida Medicare Advantage Plans with Part D (Prescription Drug) Coverage

The plans below offer Medicare Advantage and Part D coverage to Florida residents. Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, are alternatives to original Medicare. These plans help cover the costs of services provided by hospitals, doctors, lab tests and some preventive screenings. These plans’ Part D component helps cover prescription drugs. Even if a plan’s monthly premium is $0, you would still pay the equivalent of the original Medicare premium. Not all plans shown here will be available to you; enter your zip code to see plans in your area. You can read about whether Medicare Advantage is right for you. If you only want plans with drug coverage, browse Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans.
Source: usnews.com

2015 Medicare Advantage Plans in Florida

Larger cities with more medical providers and a larger percentage of retired people probably also enjoy more competition between insurers, and Medicare recipients have more choices. It may be true that residents of Miami will have more choices than residents of Jacksonville, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, or an even smaller town. People who live in more sparsely populated areas might be satisfied with a more flexible plan than a zero monthly premium HMO. On the other hand, cities tend to have higher medical costs, so plans may be more expensive or require members to pay a larger share of out-of-pocket costs.
Source: medicareadvantageplans2015.net

CarePlus Florida 2015 Medicare Advantage Plans

+ These benefit plans are available to certain dual eligible members depending on the level of Medicaid they receive. These plans are available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premiums, copays, coinsurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. CarePlus is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CarePlus depends on contract renewal. CareNeeds (HMO SNP) is sponsored by CarePlus and the State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration. Please contact the plan for further details.
Source: care-plus-health-plans.com

Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

Medicare Advantage insurance is offered by private insurance companies with a Medicare contract, and replaces Original Medicare Part A and Part B. You must continue to pay your Part B premiums. Medicare Advantage plans typically offer additional benefit options and have less cost-sharing than Original Medicare, and you may have to pay a monthly premium in return for the extra benefits. Medicare Advantage plans come in a variety of formats, such as HMO, PPO and PFFS plans, as well as special needs plans. Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare Advantage plans if they have Medicare Part A and Part B, but only during designated enrollment periods. These enrollment periods change from time-to-time, so please call us to get the most-up-to-date information.
Source: medicaresolutions.com

EmblemHealth: Family & Individual Health Insurance Plans In New York

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To view this Web site, you need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Don’t worry — you can still sign in to the secure myEmblemHealth Web site or search for a doctor using the links below. If you need help registering for the secure site, please call Customer Service at the number on the back of your ID card.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Hip Replacement and Medicare coverage??? (medical, plan, hospital, doctor)

Barb, I had a total hip replacement on the left side last last June 2012 and wish I had done it sooner! I researched the surgeons who only do the anterior approach. It is much less invasive, zero chance of dislocation (unless you really mess up yourself by pivoting with your foot flat on the floor), not as much blood loss or complications etc., and a much easier recovery. I was in the hospital only 3 days, went to a rehab place for 5 days, but it was an awful place and I was not getting any PT etc., so I checked out of there and went home. Did not have any family support or care at home, except for the physical therapy (Medicare covers) at home, probably 9 times, I forget. Then outpatient PT to which I drove myself there. Was offered home health care, but didn’t need or want it, was doing fine after 3 weeks and driving. Look up doctors who specialize in the anterior method. Smaller incision high on the hip, no muscles are cut etc., excellent way to go. Mine is ceramic and titanium, they don’t do metal on metal anymore. With the old method you have a lot of strict precautions. Now I need to have the right hip done (which is now bone on bone, yikes), and will schedule it for March or so right here at home in NC; that way I’m good to go for the spring and summer best weather; and I know what to expect. I won’t go to any rehab/nursing center, better off at home with PT at the house. Those places are awful. Actually, the one I went to did some fraudulent Medicare billing and I’ve reported them. I never once got PT and they billed something like $1700 for PT which I never got, and something ridiculous for OT (occupational therapy which I never got). I had no choice about where to go for rehab, it was chosen on a first come first serve basis. (I did not have it done here in NC, had it done up north to be near family. haha.) So depending on where you live, if you want to go to rehab, visit the places and make sure they are clean and well rated. Most good hospitals and surgeons have a "Joint Center" and you have a private room, and great care. Choose the best surgeon you can find. Once you are recovered, probably within a month, you will wish you had it done sooner. No more pain.
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Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement Patients

To assign hospitals to performance categories, the hospital’s interval estimate is compared to the national hip/knee complication rate. If the interval estimate includes the national observed hip/knee complication rate, the hospital’s performance is in the “no different than national rate” category. If the entire interval estimate is below the national observed hip/knee complication rate, then the hospital is performing “better than national rate.” If the entire interval estimate is above the national observed hip/knee complication rate, its performance is “worse than national rate.” Hospitals with fewer than 25 eligible cases are placed into a separate category that indicates that the hospital does not have enough cases to reliably tell how well the hospital is performing.
Source: medicare.gov

Department of Human Services

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For questions about New Jersey Medicaid, call 1-800-356-1561 or your County Welfare Agency For questions about NJ FamilyCare call 1-800-701-0710 You can also get information by visiting NJHelps.org, where you can self-screen for eligibility for NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, as well as for many other social service programs.
Source: nj.us

New Jersey Medicaid Attorney

He met with me and explained all of my options for my mom, from at home/community care, assisted living, state, county and local programs for the elderly, financial eligibility for benefits, Medicaid qualification, pharmaceutical assistance, utility aid, Medicare and Veteran’s benefits, etc.  While I felt overwhelmed by it all, Mr. Niemann clearly was in control of what could be done for Mom.  We engaged him to make applications for subsidized at-home care and assistance through available grant programs and as part of his services to us, he is counseling us on a reverse mortgage, income and financial products to enhance Mom’s monthly income and to reduce her expenses.  Mom would tell me to let Mr. Niemann make all the decisions although I am her Power of Attorney.  I value so much his confident and generally caring manner.  If you’re trying to help your Mom, Dad or family member deal with a life changing health condition, call Mr. Niemann.  I’m glad I did and so is Mom.
Source: njmedicaidattorney.com

New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller

The New Jersey “Medicaid Program Integrity and Protection Act”, C.30:4D-53 et seq. established the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General to detect, prevent, and investigate Medicaid fraud and abuse, recover improperly expended Medicaid funds, enforce Medicaid rules and regulations, audit cost reports and claims, and review quality of care given to Medicaid recipients. On June 29, 2010, Governor Chris Christie signed P.L. 2010, Chapter 33, which officially transferred these functions, powers and duties of the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General to the Office of the State Comptroller. The Office of the State Comptroller then created the Medicaid Fraud Division. The Division conducts investigations of fraud, waste and abuse, performs background checks on all Medicaid provider applicants, and coordinates oversight efforts among all State agencies which provide and administer Medicaid services and programs, including FamilyCare and Charity Care. The Medicaid Fraud Division also works to recover improperly expended Medicaid funds, enforces Medicaid rules and regulations, audits cost reports and claims, reviews the quality of care given to Medicaid recipients, and excludes or terminates providers from the Medicaid program where necessary. Additionally, the Division refers criminal prosecutions to the Attorney General’s office, issues recommendations for corrective or remedial actions to the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the General Assembly and conducts educational programs for Medicaid providers, vendors, contractors and recipients.
Source: nj.gov

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

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New Jersey Medicaid FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Medicaid demands proof of every financial transaction going back 5 years prior to the filing of the application. Accurate records should be gathered and a complete Medicaid application furnished to the County Board of Social Services to make the processing simpler. If records are inaccurate or incomplete or if a Medicaid application package is disorganized, the Medicaid Agency will continue to insist on additional information and the application will be delayed indefinitely. Submission of a complete Medicaid Application requires many hours of time. It is estimated that a professional assembling a Medicaid Application spends approximately 25-40 dedicated and undisturbed hours assembling and organizing the information. A person unfamiliar with the process will spend many times that amount of time.
Source: njmedicaidattorney.com

Gloucester County, NJ. Website

DISABLED WIDOW(ER) S – program for surviving spouses who lose their Supplemental Security Income as the result of the receipt of Title II benefits. HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE BASED SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR BLIND OR DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS (MODEL WAIVER) – is similar to the Community Care Program for the Elderly & Disabled. It provides many medical services to help qualified disabled individuals and children stay in their homes. HOSPICE – program for the terminally ill whose life expectancy is 6 months or less. INSTITUTIONAL MEDICAID – provides payment of institutional benefits, such as nursing facility care, for eligible New Jersey residents. MEDICAID – provides medical assistance to TANF and GA eligible persons through a mandatory managed healthcare system. A variety of HMO’s provide managed care to recipients. MEDICAID ONLY – offers medical assistance to income/resource eligible aged, blind or disabled individuals or couples, based on living arrangements in the community, or to an individual in need of Title XIX facility (such as a hospital for acute care) for 30 consecutive days. MEDICAID SPECIAL PROGRAM – provides Medicaid coverage to families, dependent or independent child under age 21, and pregnant women on behalf of an unborn child who meet certain guidelines. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – provides Medicaid benefits to Work First NJ recipients. MEDICAL EMERGENCY PAYMENT PROGRAM FOR ALIENS – may provide payment for emergency services to persons who are not eligible for Medicaid or NJ Kid Care-Plan A because of citizenship/alien requirements for these programs has not been met. Eligible applicants must be 65 years of age or older, blind or permanently disabled, pregnant, under age 21 or a caretaker relative of children under 18 years of age and meet income guidelines. MEDICAL EMERGENCY PRENATAL CARE FOR SPECIFIC PREGNANT ALIEN WOMAN – provides emergency prenatal care for a pregnant alien who is a resident of New Jersey but is not considered an eligible alien under INF regulations. MEDICALLY NEEDY PROGRAM – offers specialized Medicaid coverage with limitations to certain groups of medically needy persons. These groups include pregnant women, dependent children under 21 years of age, persons 65 of age and older & persons who are blind or disabled . Each individual group has a specific group of covered medical services. NEW JERSEY CARE PROGRAM – SPECIAL MEDICAID PROGRAM – provides complete Medicaid coverage to eligible pregnant women during their pregnancy and for 60 days following the date on which the pregnancy ends. Coverage is also provided to eligible infants, up to age 1, persons 65 or older, and blind or disabled persons . NEW JERSEY KIDCARE – provides affordable health insurance coverage, through managed care (HMO), to income eligible children, from age 1 and up to age 19, in order to help meet certain health care needs. NEW JERSEY KIDCARE PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM – provides children who appear to be eligible for the NJ Kid Care Program access to medical care while awaiting a full determination of eligibility for NJ Kid Care benefits. NEW JERSEY SUPPLEMENTARY PRENATAL CARE PROGRAM – provides prenatal care services to eligible legally admitted immigrant women who entered the United States as permanent residents on or after August 22, 1996 and are ineligible for Medicaid due to a restriction in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. NEW JERSEY WORKABILITY – Medicaid buy-in program for permanently disabled individuals between ages 16 and 65 who are employed and receiving Social Security Disability or Railroad Retirement benefits. PICKLE AMENDMENT – Medicaid may be available under this program for individuals who have become financially ineligible for continued Medicaid coverage under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program due to their receipt of Social Security cost of living increases. PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY – offers prenatal care to eligible pregnant women prior to application for Medicaid benefits and while an application is being processed. The qualified Healthstart provider completes the application for Presumptive Eligibility. QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY (QMB) PROGRAM – provides eligible recipients with payment of Medicare Part B medical insurance premiums and deductibles. QMB clients are automatically eligible for the New Jersey Care. . . Special Medicaid Program TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM – provides home and community based services to eligible persons disabled by a traumatic brain injury. Eligible applicants must be 18 to 65 years of age and meet certain medical requirements regarding brain injuries. MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION – The Medical Transportation unit of GCBSS, in conjunction with the Gloucester County Division of Transportation, arranges transportation for Medicaid recipients to and from medical appointments. Call 856-256-2281 for further information. RETROACTIVE MEDICAID – Medicaid Only applicants may be eligible for help in paying medical bills incurred up to three months before their application for assistance.  Caseworkers will have more details. CHARITY CARE – Charity Care offers payment assistance for hospital care for New Jersey residents who are ineligible for health care coverage through private or governmental programs. Eligibility is based on income and asset limits. NJ PROTECTS – A non income based health insurance program that covers individuals who have preexisting conditions and have been without health bennefits for 6 months. There is a monthly premium based on income. If interested please click on the following website: http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/division_insurance/njprotect/index.htm Charity Care applications are available through hospitals and some health care provider agencies. GCBSS does not take Charity Care Applications  
Source: gloucestercountynj.gov

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

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Medicare Supplement Insurance

* Plan F also has an option called a high-deductible Plan F. This high-deductible plan pays the same or offers the same benefits as Plan F after one has paid a calendar year $2,180 deductible. Benefits from high-deductible Plan F will not begin until out-of-pocket expenses are $2,180. Out-of-pocket expenses for this deductible are expenses that would ordinarily be paid by the policy. These expenses include the Medicare deductibles for Part A and Part B, but do not include the plan’s separate foreign travel emergency deductible. ** Hospital benefits must be provided by facilities participating with Medicare. Payments are limited to the reasonable charge as determined by Medicare. *** After 90 days of hospitalization, Medicare benefits are paid from a one-time lifetime reserve of 60 additional days (days 91-150) which are not renewable each benefit period. See your Outline of Coverage for details and limitations of these benefits.
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New Mexico health insurance: find affordable coverage

New Mexico received a federal grant of nearly $77.4 million under the ACA to create a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP). In total, more than $2 billion was awarded for CO-OP creation, but only 22 states participated. New Mexico Health Connections is the newly-created CO-OP, offering plans for sale in the New Mexico exchange along with three other carriers: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, and Presbyterian Health Plan. In late July, the state announced that CHRISTUS Health Plan of Texas would be joining the exchange for the 2015 open enrollment that begins in November, bringing the total number of carriers to five.
Source: healthinsurance.org

Medicare Rehab in New Mexico

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Nursing Homes in New Mexico

At the top of the New Mexico nursing homes list are those with a rating of five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care. About 20 percent of all nursing homes in New Mexico earned an overall five-star rating. Narrow your search for a Best Nursing Home by clicking on a metro area or region or by entering a ZIP code.
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New Mexico Association for Home & Hospice Care

Our Mission: New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care is a resource that serves its membership by facilitating advocacy, networking, education and communication to promote success and best practices in home and hospice care and related support services. With 40 years of experience and more than 150 agency members – the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care works to ensure that every New Mexican in need of care who wants to stay at home has access to quality care- at home.
Source: nmahc.org

Medicare Plan Finder for Health, Prescription Drug and Medigap plans

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Prescription Drug Coverage

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Medicare drug plans: rating and reviews.

Part D Medicare prescription drug plan ratings and reviews to help you evaluate and find the best Medicare drug plan for 2015. Compare costs of Medicare Part D plans to save money. You can also rate and review your Medicare prescription drug plan to help others learn from your drug plan experience. On our forums, read comments, complaints, and suggestions about Medicare plans, the coverage gap (the “doughnut hole”) and low-cost medications from reputable online pharmacies. To find ratings and compare plans, click your state on the map below.
Source: medicaredrugplans.com

Medicare Part D Plans, Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)

First Health Part D First Health Part D is a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in our plan(s) depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our customer service number at 1-855-389-9688 (TTY/TDD 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days, from October 1 – February 14; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, from February 15 – September 30. Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll in Coventry plans through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at http://www.medicare.gov.
Source: coventryhealthcare.com

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.
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Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

Medicare Advantage insurance is offered by private insurance companies with a Medicare contract, and replaces Original Medicare Part A and Part B. You must continue to pay your Part B premiums. Medicare Advantage plans typically offer additional benefit options and have less cost-sharing than Original Medicare, and you may have to pay a monthly premium in return for the extra benefits. Medicare Advantage plans come in a variety of formats, such as HMO, PPO and PFFS plans, as well as special needs plans. Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare Advantage plans if they have Medicare Part A and Part B, but only during designated enrollment periods. These enrollment periods change from time-to-time, so please call us to get the most-up-to-date information.
Source: medicaresolutions.com

Medicare Part D coverage gap

In 2006, the first year of operation for Medicare Part D, the donut hole in the defined standard benefit covered a range in true out-of-pocket expenses (TrOOP) costs from $750 to $3,600. (The first $750 of TrOOP comes from a $250 deductible phase, and $500 in the initial coverage limit, in which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) covers 75 percent of the next $2,000.) In the first year of operation, there was a substantial reduction in out-of-pocket costs and a moderate increase in medication utilization among Medicare beneficiaries, although there was no evidence of improvement in emergency department use, hospitalizations, or preference-based health utility for those eligible for Part D.
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Medicare Eligibility Rules

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If you are age 65 and currently receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Benefits, you are eligible for Medicare and you will be automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. However, because Part B has a premium, you have the option of declining Part B coverage. In addition, Part B does require payment of a monthly premium of $104.90, barring certain exceptions, for individuals enrolling in Part B January 1, 2015 or later. These premiums can change on an annual basis.
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Medicare Eligibility Requirements

Part C: Medicare Part C is the Medical Advantage Plan whose services are performed by private companies also approved by Medicare. Part C combines Part A and B as well as any other necessary medical services a person may require (drug prescription, hearing, and vision services). If you are eligible for Medicare you are eligible for a Part C plan. Many people will opt for this plan because it offers the ability to add a wide range of service coverage to their medical insurance plan, but Plan C is not offered in every state. However, most Medicare Advantage Plans consist of particular doctors and hospitals in an area that a person must use in order to receive coverage for the medical treatment they receive. In addition to the premium paid for Part B Medicare coverage, a person receiving Part C coverage will have to pay a monthly premium.  There are several Medicare Advantage Plans available to you. These plans include Medicare Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO), Medicare Preferred Provider Organization plans (PPO), Medicare Private Fee-for-Service plans (PPFS), Medicare Special Needs, and Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA).
Source: medicaresolutions.com

Who is Eligible for Medicare?

Your eligibility for Medicare is based on your age and your medical condition. If you’re eligible, you can usually sign up for Medicare Part A — hospital care and similar expenses — without paying a premium, based on the years you or your spouse have been working and paying Medicare taxes. If you haven’t put in enough work, the premium, at time of writing, was $407 a year. Part B, which covers doctor visits and other services, costs $104.90 a month, though some high-income individuals pay more.
Source: ehow.com

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

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Medicare Hospital Compare Quality of Care

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

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Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans Coverage and Comparison

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans, also known as “PDPs,” are stand-alone prescription drug plans that are sold by private insurance companies with a Medicare contract. Medicare beneficiaries can sign up for a PDP if they would like to add Part D drug coverage to their Original Medicare coverage. Certain Medicare Advantage plans, such as Cost Plans, Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plans, and Medical Saving Account (MSA) plans might allow you to add a stand-alone PDP to this coverage, although these situations may vary. Anyone enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B is eligible to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan.
Source: planprescriber.com

How Part D works with other insurance

While prescription drug coverage is an essential health benefit, prescription drug coverage in a Marketplace or SHOP plan isn’t required to be at least as good as Medicare Part D coverage (creditable). However, all private insurers offering prescription drug coverage, including Marketplace and SHOP plans, are required to determine if their prescription drug coverage is creditable each year and let you know in writing.
Source: medicare.gov

Get Medicare Part D Quotes in Seconds

As could be expected, prices for Humana policies rocketed for the 2014 calendar year. Mean premiums for Humana Part D jumped from $21.80 to $38.70. Medicare Part D is priced at $41.55 and Part D Medicare comes in at the slightly lower price of $38.80. Humana’s standalone market share coverage has dropped to 18.6% whereas their Medicare Part D policies have increased to a market share of 12.8%.
Source: medicareaide.com

Medicare Part D Plans, Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)

First Health Part D First Health Part D is a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in our plan(s) depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our customer service number at 1-855-389-9688 (TTY/TDD 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days, from October 1 – February 14; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, from February 15 – September 30. Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll in Coventry plans through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at http://www.medicare.gov.
Source: coventryhealthcare.com

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

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Florida Blue Medicare Advantage Plans for 2015

Are you a Florida senior citizen who is trying to maximize your Medicare benefits? Just as each senior citizen has her own unique needs and preferences, insurers offer a variety of different ways to enjoy these hard-earned health benefits and even help you plan for medical expenses that original Medicare does not completely cover. At Secure Health Options, we want to help all Floridians find the right plan that assures them of convenient and affordable access to the best medical providers. You can request information on Medicare Advantage plans and Florida Medicare supplemental insurance in your own local area by entering your home ZIP code in the box at the top of this page. If you have questions or would like help signing up, be sure to give us a call.
Source: floridamedicareadvantageplans.com

2015 Medicare Advantage Plans Available to Residents of Florida

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Source: q1medicare.com

Florida Medicare Advantage Plans with Part D (Prescription Drug) Coverage

The plans below offer Medicare Advantage and Part D coverage to Florida residents. Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, are alternatives to original Medicare. These plans help cover the costs of services provided by hospitals, doctors, lab tests and some preventive screenings. These plans’ Part D component helps cover prescription drugs. Even if a plan’s monthly premium is $0, you would still pay the equivalent of the original Medicare premium. Not all plans shown here will be available to you; enter your zip code to see plans in your area. You can read about whether Medicare Advantage is right for you. If you only want plans with drug coverage, browse Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans.
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Compare Medicare Advantage & Supplemental Plans

Medicare Advantage insurance is offered by private insurance companies with a Medicare contract, and replaces Original Medicare Part A and Part B. You must continue to pay your Part B premiums. Medicare Advantage plans typically offer additional benefit options and have less cost-sharing than Original Medicare, and you may have to pay a monthly premium in return for the extra benefits. Medicare Advantage plans come in a variety of formats, such as HMO, PPO and PFFS plans, as well as special needs plans. Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Medicare Advantage plans if they have Medicare Part A and Part B, but only during designated enrollment periods. These enrollment periods change from time-to-time, so please call us to get the most-up-to-date information.
Source: medicaresolutions.com

FL Medicare Plan Wins 5 Stars

The state has such a competitive market that many plans charge no premium, including CarePlus’ five-star plans and some other companies’ plans that won 4 1/2 stars. In fact, in some counties plans with high ratings even reimburse Medicare beneficiaries for some of their Part B monthly premium of $104.90 — a deal that’s almost unheard-of elsewhere in the country.
Source: usf.edu

Virginia Easy Access Medicare Benefits

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For questions or complaints about the quality of care for a Medicare-covered service, call your local Quality Improvement Organization. Visit Medicare on the web, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get the local telephone number. TTD users should call 1-877-486-2048.
Source: virginia.gov

Virginia health insurance: find affordable coverage

In 2013, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated the potential market for the Virginia exchange to be 823,000 residents, and that 518,000 of them would qualify for premium subsidies. By mid-April, when the 2014 open enrollment period ended, 216,356 people had finalized their enrollment in the Virginia exchange, the eighth highest total enrollment among the 36 states where HHS is running the exchange. 82 percent of them received subsidies to lower the cost of their coverage (nationwide, the average was 87 percent for the first open enrollment period).
Source: healthinsurance.org

Is Medicare Required If You Have VA Medical Coverage?

Veterans who choose to enroll in Medicare can only receive their medical care from providers who accept Medicare. These individuals are not eligible to receive medical services from VA facilities. Veterans who enroll in Medicare are responsible for paying monthly Medicare premiums, annual deductibles and co-insurance. Those veterans who do not enroll in Medicare will not have these costs. However, by enrolling in only the VA Health Benefits Program, veterans limit themselves to using VA facilities for their health-care needs. By enrolling in both Medicare and the VA Health Benefits programs, veterans are eligible to receive services under either program.
Source: ehow.com