Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services

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Resources include but are not limited to, checking accounts, savings accounts, stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, annuities, trusts and life insurance policies. Some resources may be excluded if they fall under the exemption criteria for Medicaid eligibility. Some examples would be the home you live in, the vehicle you drive or up to $1,500 for burial expenses or life insurance.
Source: ky.gov

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

The page could not be loaded. The Medicare.gov Home page currently does not fully support browsers with "JavaScript" disabled. Please note that if you choose to continue without enabling "JavaScript" certain functionalities on this website may not be available.
Source: medicare.gov

Wisconsin Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

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WPS has been insuring Wisconsin’s health since 1946 and serving people with Medicare since Medicare began. Providing our friends and neighbors with the excellent coverage they need, and the personal service they deserve, has helped us grow to become one of the largest not-for-profit insurers in the state. We’re right here for you!
Source: wpsic.com

Wisconsin Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Health Insurance Plans

Medicare covers a lot of health care expenses, but as you know it doesn’t pay for everything. There are deductibles and coinsurance you have to pay before Medicare pays its share. And there’s always a chance that a serious illness or injury could exhaust some of your Medicare benefits. But, don’t worry! WPS makes it easy to get the coverage you need. Enroll with another member of your household and receive a 7% premium discount!
Source: wpsic.com

2016 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 $3752.5 in drug costs (the Donut Hole). The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2016, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 42% 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

Medicare Counseling for Wisconsin Residents

The Disability Drug Benefit Helpline (1-800-926-4862, 1-888-758-6049 TTY) is a toll-free helpline operated by Disability Rights Wisconsin that offers information for people under age 60 who are eligible for Medicare because of a disability. Helpline staff can answer question about Medicare Part D and other prescription drug coverage options.
Source: wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol –

A New Jersey man was recently arrested for defrauding Medicare in a scam that involved a genetic testing scam. NJ.com reports that Seth Rehfuss of Somerset, N.J., visited a low-income housing center to present information about genetic testing, playing up that genetic testing—painless and easily done with a simple swipe of a cotton swab—could identify those susceptible to […]
Source: wisconsinsmp.org

Paul Ryan says Medicare going broke

Part A would continue to receive revenue and continue to operate, albeit at a reduced level, if Congress doesn’t make any changes in Medicare — even though, since 1970, Congress has always made changes to keep the trust fund solvent. Meanwhile, there is no projection that the other parts of Medicare will run out of money.
Source: politifact.com

Cost Report Data provides hospital financial information from Medicare cost reports filed by hospitals and contained in the CMS HCRIS file

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CostReportData.com provides online Medicare cost report data to healthcare financial and reimbursement professionals. Our database of more than 6,000 hospitals is built from Medicare cost report information obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Source: costreportdata.com

The Rising Cost of Living Longer: Analysis of Medicare Spending by Age for Beneficiaries in Traditional Medicare

Consistent with other studies documenting higher costs for patients at the end of life, this analysis shows that Medicare per capita spending was nearly 4-times greater among beneficiaries who died in 2011, on average, than among those who lived the entire year.  Yet the analysis also shows that Medicare per capita spending among decedents declines with age, suggesting that patients, families, and providers may be opting for less intensive and less costly end-of-life interventions for beneficiaries as they grow older.  This possibility is consistent with the finding that average per capita spending on hospice services among beneficiaries in traditional Medicare increases with age, due to both a larger share of beneficiaries electing hospice at older ages and higher per capita hospice costs for older than younger Medicare beneficiaries who elect hospice care.
Source: kff.org

Medicare Cost Savings Programs

The SLMB program provides payment of Medicare Part B premiums only for individuals who would be eligible for the QMB program except for excess income. Income for this program must be more than 100% of the FPL, but not exceed 120% or 135% of the FPL.
Source: mo.gov

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

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The page could not be loaded. The Medicare.gov Home page currently does not fully support browsers with "JavaScript" disabled. Please note that if you choose to continue without enabling "JavaScript" certain functionalities on this website may not be available.
Source: medicare.gov

When and How to Apply for Medicare

You will automatically receive a package which contains important information about the decisions you need to make. For example, although eligible, you do not have to enroll in Part B, which requires you to pay a monthly premium. You need to take the time to learn about Medicare Part B to determine if you should sign up; if you don’t sign up initially it may cost you more to sign up later.
Source: about.com

How to Apply for Medicare at Age 65

Medicare is a government-managed health insurance program available to senior citizens age 65 and older. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 45 million Americans were enrolled in Medicare in 2008. Applying for Medicare at the age of 65 is easy, especially if you are already receiving Social Security benefits. If you are not currently receiving Social Security, you will need to make a quick trip to your local Social Security office to apply for Medicare.
Source: ehow.com

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

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Source: medicare.gov

Colorado Medicare Plans and Supplements

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  you receive all the benefits of Original Medicare and extras too, like vision exams and a no cost annual routine physical.  We have had a contract with Medicare since 1977 and have provided services to thousands of Colorado retirees.  We’re happy that you have chosen to visit our website.  We can help you with the A, B, C’s and D of Medicare. When you enroll with us, you will gain access to our statewide network of doctors. We offer over 2,400 Primary Care Physicians and 7,000 specialists to our Members, and with Rocky Mountain Medicare you don’t need a referral to see network providers.  The doctors bill us instead of Medicare and we pay the doctor.  At the end of the year, we get reimbursed by Medicare, a percentage of the claims that we have paid for our Members.  (This is known as a Section 1876 Cost Plan.)   Our premiums begin at $20.00 a month and a hospital stay can be as little as $500.  We have a history of serving our Members and communities and we feel that we offer a terrific value.  Our medical only plans are open for new enrollment all year long.  Plans that include Part D prescriptions are subject to the Part D enrollment rules. If you choose to go outside of our network for care, you can do that too.  You would pay the Original Medicare deductibles and coinsurance in that instance. All of our plans include Emergency and Urgent Care services worldwide, with in network copays!  No other type of Medicare plan offers this flexibility. Please roam the website and when you’re ready to join us, relax!  We make it simple,
Source: rmhp.org

Medicare Advantage Plans Colorado

Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, is a type of Medicare Plan run by private insurance companies.  A Medicare Advantage plan offers all of the benefits covered under Original Medicare and more. Medicare pays a fixed fee to the plan you choose in accordance with the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act.
Source: medicarecolorado.com

Colorado Medicare Supplement Plans

The best time to purchase a Medicare Supplement plan in Colorado is during the Medigap Open Enrollment Period, which begins on the first day of the month a beneficiary is 65 or older and enrolled in Medicare Part B, and continues for a full six months. During that time, all beneficiaries have the guaranteed issue right to enroll in a Medigap plan, meaning that a private insurance company may not use medical underwriting to charge more for or deny coverage based on a pre-existing condition. After that period, the carrier may use underwriting to deny coverage.
Source: ehealthmedicare.com

2016 Colorado 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 $3752.5 in drug costs (the Donut Hole). The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2016, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 42% 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

Colorado Medicare Medigap

Private companies provide different insurance plans at varying Medicare supplement rates. Even if you have similar plans with the very same features, your monthly premiums could vary to as much as 2 times. For instance, the Medigap K can be obtained for a monthly premium between $85 and $165. Basically, this is showing that amongst the many providers of this plan, at least one is providing it for only $85 monthly premium, whilst the same standardized plan with identical features will be offered for $165 monthly premium.
Source: coloradomedicaremedigap.com

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Want easy access to your Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) benefits on the go? Download the PEAKHealth mobile app to access your Medicaid card, find a doctor, and update your income right from your phone.
Source: colorado.gov

Coventry Medicare: Advantra (HMO/PPO)

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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

SHIIP Medicare Supplements

Medicare Supplement Policies Medicare Supplement Price Range Medicare Supplement Contact List Rates will vary depending on plan, zip code, tobacco use, age and sex. The following information provides estimated rates for non-smokers with a Plan F policy in select Nebraska counties. Rates generated as of 6/15/2014. For information regarding additional counties, please contact the Nebraska SHIIP.
Source: nebraska.gov

Health Alliance Insurance

Health Alliance Medical Plans’ Medicare HMO in Illinois and Iowa and Nebraska is one of the highest-rated health insurance plans in the nation with a 4.5 out of 5 according to the NCQA’s Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015–2016.
Source: healthalliance.org

Nebraska DHHS: Medicaid & Medicare

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Source: ne.gov

NEBRASKA MEDICAID PROGRAM

To apply for medical assistance, an application must be completed and given to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. For more information, contact your nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office; Or, you may download an application form and mail it to the nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office.
Source: ne.gov

Wisconsin Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Health Insurance Plans

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Medicare covers a lot of health care expenses, but as you know it doesn’t pay for everything. There are deductibles and coinsurance you have to pay before Medicare pays its share. And there’s always a chance that a serious illness or injury could exhaust some of your Medicare benefits. But, don’t worry! WPS makes it easy to get the coverage you need. Enroll with another member of your household and receive a 7% premium discount!
Source: wpsic.com

Wisconsin Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

WPS has been insuring Wisconsin’s health since 1946 and serving people with Medicare since Medicare began. Providing our friends and neighbors with the excellent coverage they need, and the personal service they deserve, has helped us grow to become one of the largest not-for-profit insurers in the state. We’re right here for you!
Source: wpsic.com

2016 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 $3752.5 in drug costs (the Donut Hole). The Healthcare Reform provides that for Plan Year 2016, ALL formulary generics will have at least a 42% 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

Medicare Counseling for Wisconsin Residents

The Disability Drug Benefit Helpline (1-800-926-4862, 1-888-758-6049 TTY) is a toll-free helpline operated by Disability Rights Wisconsin that offers information for people under age 60 who are eligible for Medicare because of a disability. Helpline staff can answer question about Medicare Part D and other prescription drug coverage options.
Source: wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol –

A New Jersey man was recently arrested for defrauding Medicare in a scam that involved a genetic testing scam. NJ.com reports that Seth Rehfuss of Somerset, N.J., visited a low-income housing center to present information about genetic testing, playing up that genetic testing—painless and easily done with a simple swipe of a cotton swab—could identify those susceptible to […]
Source: wisconsinsmp.org

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

The page could not be loaded. The Medicare.gov Home page currently does not fully support browsers with "JavaScript" disabled. Please note that if you choose to continue without enabling "JavaScript" certain functionalities on this website may not be available.
Source: medicare.gov

Paul Ryan says Medicare going broke

Part A would continue to receive revenue and continue to operate, albeit at a reduced level, if Congress doesn’t make any changes in Medicare — even though, since 1970, Congress has always made changes to keep the trust fund solvent. Meanwhile, there is no projection that the other parts of Medicare will run out of money.
Source: politifact.com

Medicare Dental Plan Overview And Private insurance Details For Nationwide Coverage

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Keep in mind that usually the mothly premium will affect the amount of benefits you receive in most cases. Most “insurance plans” such as indemnity, HMO or PPO plans will require a waiting period of 6 months to 1 year for Major services. Discount plans are NOT Insurance but usually offer full benefits under the plan from day 1. We have researched most of the companies and plans. And have included our top choices on this website for your convenience. Please Visit
Source: medicaredentalplan.com

Dental Insurance for Seniors on Medicare

As with any insurance, it’s a good idea to purchase a dental plan before you’re facing a crisis. By buying dental insurance for seniors before problems arise, you’ll generally get a better rate. However, if you already suspect that you need serious dental work, it still makes sense to apply. That’s because once you’re approved, the plan may potentially save you some money by allowing you to purchase the dental services you need at the insurance company’s lower, negotiated rates. But be warned: you may pay much higher premiums or be rejected outright if dental problems have already manifest themselves.
Source: medicarewire.com

Dental Insurance Plans in Texas

Typical dental insurance can be costly for sure, but it’s the hassle of waiting periods and health restrictions that cause the most problems. Luckily, with DentalPlans.com, there’s never any waiting. In fact, most discounts begin in three days, meaning you can get affordable cleanings, fillings, braces and more when it’s convenient. Plus, with no annual limits, you can use your dental membership all year long without having to worry about annual coverage limits or restrictions. DentalPlans.com is a smart, affordable alternative to dental insurance, and an easy way to get peace of mind in knowing that dental care is there when you need it- no questions asked.
Source: texasmedicarehealth.com

Is There a Dental Plan for Medicare Patients?

Original Medicare specifically excludes most dental work, such as cleanings, fillings and dentures. There are exceptions, and Medicare Part A covers dental services that you receive in the hospital related to another illness. Medicare also may cover basic hospital care if you’re admitted as an inpatient because of a dental emergency. In addition, some Medicare Advantage plans offer more dental coverage than original Medicare.
Source: ehow.com

Cigna Medicare Supplement Insurance

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Although any of these Cigna Medicare supplement plans will provide great protection, Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan F covers the fullest range of coinsurance, deductibles, and excess charges that otherwise would have to be paid out of pocket. It covers the blood that basic Medicare does not cover, and provides a full extra year of hospitalization coverage. Plan F also covers skilled nursing service and approved health care costs you incur while traveling outside the United States. It even allows you to choose any doctor who accepts Medicare. With fixed premiums and generally no unexpected out-of-pocket costs, Plan F is the Medigap plan chosen by nearly half of Americans who purchase Medicare supplement insurance plans.
Source: medicaremall.com

Cigna Medicare Advantage, Supplement & Prescription Drug Plans 2015 / 2016

DISCLAIMER: This website is for informational and educational purpose only. The information may be incorrect or may have changed, limitations and restrictions may apply. It is not a complete listing of plans and plans may not be available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE or consult www.medicare.gov. This is not a solicitation of insurance and we are not affiliated with any insurance company. The information provided in this post was taken from the official Cigna Medicare website. Cigna has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information. It is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description of plans or benefits at the time of this post. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply, and benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may have changed since this post was published. Please visit the official website for current plans and details.
Source: medicareadvantagesupplementplans.com

Cigna Medicare Supplement Plans

Cigna and its predecessor companies have been in business since 1792 when a group of citizens in Philadelphia formed the Insurance Company of North America. Today, Cigna is dedicated to growing within the Medicare market and has introduced Medicare Supplement Plans in many different states.
Source: medicaresupplementshop.com

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

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The page could not be loaded. The Medicare.gov Home page currently does not fully support browsers with "JavaScript" disabled. Please note that if you choose to continue without enabling "JavaScript" certain functionalities on this website may not be available.
Source: medicare.gov

Department of Health & Hospitals

The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 added a limited range of Medicaid benefits to a group of eligible persons called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB). In 1990, Congress increased Medicare cost-sharing amounts to a group called Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB).  There is also a group know as Qualified Individuals (QI-1). People in these groups who have Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and income and resources that place them in one of these three groups can receive help with the payment of their Medicare premiums and, in some cases, their deductibles & co-payments for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Medicare Part D).
Source: louisiana.gov