Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

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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: ssa.gov

Medicare Fraud Reporting Center

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Medicare Whistleblowers are typically healthcare professionals who are aware of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, Nursing Homes, Hospices, long term care and other health care facilities that routinely overcharge or seek reimbursement from government programs for medical services not rendered, drugs not used, beds not slept in and ambulance rides not taken. If you have information about a person or a company that is cheating the Medicare program (or any other government run healthcare program), you may be able to collect a large financial reward for reporting it here.
Source: medicarefraudcenter.org

Help fight Medicare fraud

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FL Medicare Plan Wins 5 Stars

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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

CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare) Doctors: Book Online By Insurance, Reviews & ZIP

I liked the Doctor(s) and the staff very much. Everyone was nice and both Doctors were very thorough. However, the wait time was too much. I had a 10:00 appt., was there at 9:30 and left about 1:30 or later… I need a practice where I take maybe a half day off from work…I cannot take an entire day off from work everytime I need to see the doctor….so…I have a big decision to make..
Source: zocdoc.com

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

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Your Medicare Number May Not Be Your Social Security Number on Creators.com

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Hi, I was disabled before age 22, so was able to receive ss on my father’s benefits… my number was always his ss, with c1 after it. He passed away in 2011, but up until now my card seemed to work. I don’t use doctor care often, but I did go for some blood work this year and it was denied because name/or number didn’t match medicare records. I’m wondering what the issue is? Do I need to reapply? Anyway, any help you could offer would be appreciated. I’m just so scared I might not be covered and I might do something wrong! Anyway, thanks so much, and have a great day.
Source: creators.com

Submit a Medicare claim online

There are daily and monthly claiming limits. You can claim a maximum of $75 per day or $150 per 30 days per Medicare card and bank account. The monthly limit is calculated as a 30 day rolling limit. If you exceed a claiming limit, your Medicare claim can still be submitted:
Source: gov.au

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

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Source: medicare.gov

Medicare News and Updates

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If you’re a caregiver to a loved one and feel guilty taking a break from your responsibilities, know this — of those caring for someone aged 65 or older, the average age of the caregiver is 63 years old, and one third of these caregivers are considered to be in fair to poor health.
Source: medicaremadeclear.com

Medicare Made Clear: Medicare Information

Keep in mind that Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t cover everything and could leave many people with gaps in coverage. It’s important to understand the plan choices you have and how those choices may affect your health and budget.
Source: uhc.com

Differences Between TRICARE and MEDICARE

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The aim of TRICARE is to provide those with links to the military with civilian health care. Interestingly, TRICARE doesn’t apply only to service members, but also to veterans, to the families of veterans and in some cases to civilian employees of the military. In essence, the program is there to ensure that people within the military and with ties to the military have more options when it comes to health care. TRICARE has gone through a number of changes since its foundation as CHAMPUS and beyond, so it can get a little confusing. The program can be broken down as follows:
Source: militaryauthority.com

Military Retireee Benefits (TRICARE)

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Medicare Part D and TRICARE

If TRICARE-Medicare beneficiaries enroll in a prescription drug plan that adds prescription coverage to the original Medicare plan, Medicare is primary and TRICARE, as second payer, will pay their out-of-pocket costs for TRICARE-covered medications and the Medicare deductible and cost shares. When beneficiaries become responsible for 100 percent of the drug costs under the Medicare Part D drug plan, the TRICARE pharmacy benefit becomes primary payer and the beneficiary is responsible for applicable TRICARE pharmacy copays and cost shares. Once the TRICARE catastrophic cap is met, TRICARE pays 100 percent for TRICARE-covered medications.
Source: military.com

Dental Coverage Under Medicare

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For complete dental coverage, you can shop online at www.ehealthinsurance.com to learn about and buy an individual dental insurance plan that fits your personal needs. You may also have group dental insurance available, if either you or your spouse is employed. Be sure to read the plans carefully. Some dental plans require you to stay within a network of dental care providers. The premiums may be a bit higher for this type of plan, but the costs are offset by lower out-of-pocket fees, like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles, mainly because network dentists usually agree to charge discounted rates to members of the dental plan. Other plans let you go to any licensed dental professional, but you may have to pay more at the time of service.
Source: ehealthmedicare.com

Medicare Plan Finder for Health, Prescription Drug and Medigap plans

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Between January 1–February 14, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare. If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you will have until February 14 to also join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to add drug coverage. Your coverage will begin the first day of the month after the plan gets your enrollment form.
Source: medicare.gov

Welcome to Medicare GenerationRx (Employer PDP)

Medicare GenerationRx™ (Employer PDP) is offered nationally in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories. This prescription drug plan is a group plan underwritten by Transamerica Life Insurance Company (Rutland, VT).
Source: medicaregenerationrx.com