Raising Medicare’s Age of Eligibility to 67 Would Achieve Significant Savings, But Shift Costs To 65

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The study projects that raising the age of Medicare eligibility to age 67 in 2014 would result in $31.1 billion in gross Medicare savings in 2014 because Medicare would no longer be covering 65- and 66-year-olds. The gross savings are estimated to be partially offset by increases in federal spending for individuals who would be covered by Medicaid ($8.9 billion) and for individuals receiving premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies in the exchanges ($9.4 billion). The gross savings also would be offset by a $7 billion reduction in Medicare premium receipts from 65- and 66-year-olds who would no longer be enrolled in the program.
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Blue Medicare PPO and Blue Medicare HMO Providers

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an HMO, PPO, and PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina depends on contract renewal. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, mental or physical disability, health status, claims experience, medical history, genetic information, evidence of insurability or geographic location within the service area. All Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina items and services are available to all eligible beneficiaries in the service area.
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Medicare PPO Blue SaverRx (PPO)

Medicare PPO Blue SaverRx offers a Visitor/Travel Program that includes in-network benefits and cost-sharing when you receive treatment for covered services from participating Blue Medicare Advantage PPO network providers outside of Massachusetts in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
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Medicare PPO Blue PlusRx (PPO)

Medicare PPO Blue PlusRx offers a Visitor/Travel Program that includes in-network benefits and cost-sharing when you receive treatment for covered services from participating Blue Medicare Advantage PPO network providers outside of Massachusetts in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
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Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO) Network Participation

If you are located in Bastrop, Bexar, Burnet, Caldwell, Chambers, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fayette, Fort Bend, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Jefferson, Lee, Liberty, Montgomery, Tarrant, Travis, or Williamson counties, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) would like to extend the opportunity to you for participation as a provider in the Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan.
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Capital Blue Medicare :: Home

For nearly 80 years, Capital BlueCross has provided security and peace of mind to our friends and neighbors in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Along the way, we’ve become more than an insurance company. We’re your partner in health. With our Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, you’ll get more of what you’re looking for – more protection and more savings – all from the hometown company you know and trust.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?

Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and marketplace subsidies: Four health insurance programs — Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace subsidies — together accounted for 25 percent of the budget in 2015, or $938 billion.  Nearly two-thirds of this amount, or $546 billion, went to Medicare, which provides health coverage to around 55 million people who are over age 65 or have disabilities. The rest of this category funds Medicaid, CHIP, and ACA subsidy and exchange costs.  In a typical month, Medicaid and CHIP provide health care or long-term care to about 72 million low-income children, parents, elderly people, and people with disabilities. (Both Medicaid and CHIP require matching payments from the states.)  In 2015, 8 million of the 11 million people enrolled in health insurance exchanges received ACA subsidies, at an estimated cost of about $28 billion.
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Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

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

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2015 Employer Health Benefits Survey

Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $17,545 this year, up 4 percent from last year, with workers on average paying $4,955 towards the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Education Trust 2015 Employer Health Benefits Survey. The 2015 survey includes information on the use of incentive for employer wellness programs, plan cost-sharing as well as firm offer rate. Survey results are released here in a variety of ways, including a full report with downloadable tables on a variety of topics, summary of findings, and an article published in the journal Health Affairs.
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Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?

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Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and marketplace subsidies: Four health insurance programs — Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace subsidies — together accounted for 25 percent of the budget in 2015, or $938 billion.  Nearly two-thirds of this amount, or $546 billion, went to Medicare, which provides health coverage to around 55 million people who are over age 65 or have disabilities. The rest of this category funds Medicaid, CHIP, and ACA subsidy and exchange costs.  In a typical month, Medicaid and CHIP provide health care or long-term care to about 72 million low-income children, parents, elderly people, and people with disabilities. (Both Medicaid and CHIP require matching payments from the states.)  In 2015, 8 million of the 11 million people enrolled in health insurance exchanges received ACA subsidies, at an estimated cost of about $28 billion.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Supplement Insurance Quote Engine

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In addition to Medicare supplement insurance, we are pleased to be participating in the Medicare Advantage market. The Medicare Advantage policy is a low cost alternative to a Medicare supplement policy and is especially advantageous for those less than 65 years old. The Private Fee For Service (PFFS) is a type of Advantage plan that allows Medicare recipient to visit any doctor, any hospital, anywhere. Therefore, many Medicare recipients are well served by the lower cost Private Fee For Service plan.
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Medicare Information, Help, and Plan Enrollment

Humana is a Medicare Advantage [HMO, PPO and PFFS] organization and a stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. [Benefits, premiums and/or member cost-share] may change on January 1 of each year. The [Formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network] may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
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Medicare Supplement Insurance

To help consumers understand and compare Medicare Supplement insurance plans (Medigap plans), the 10 available policies were standardized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). These standards can be found in NAIC’s Medicare Supplement Insurance Minimum Standards Model Act. The 10 Medigap plans have letter designations ranging from A to N, each with a set of basic and extra benefits. The combination of benefits in each plan may not be altered by insurers, nor may the letter designations be changed. Three states – Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are referred to as waiver states because they are permitted by statute to have different standardized Medigap plans.
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Instant Quotes on Medicare Supplement Health Insurance Plans

Disclaimer: Medigap Advisors is not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the federal Medicare program. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed the information contained on this website. This is not a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE or consult www.medicare.gov (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
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Fidelis Care Online Medicare Application

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Unknown Error At this time, Fidelis Care does not offer any Medicare plans in the chosen county. You must select a plan before you can continue. You must select a month to begin coverage. “First Name” is required. “Last Name” is required. “Title” is required. “Birth Date” must be in a valid format. “Birth Date” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Gender” is required “Home Phone No.” is required. “Home Phone No.” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Email Address” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Street Address” is required. “City” is required. “State” is required. “Zip Code” is required. “Emergency Email Address” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Emergency Phone No.” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Medicare Name” is required. “Medicare Claim No.” is required. “Medicare Claim No.” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Medicare Gender” is required. “Medicare Hospital (Part A)” must be in a valid format. “Medicare Hospital (Part A)” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Medicare Medical (Part B)” must be in a valid format. “Medicare Medical (Part B)” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Medicare Drug (Part D)” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Zip Code” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Mailing Zip Code” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. “Social Security No.” is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. You must select a premium payment option. You must read the disclaimer and check the email confirmation box. Question 1 is required. Question 2 is required. You must enter name, ID number and group number for any addtional drug coverage. (Question 2) Question 3 is required. Unfortunately you are ineligible for Medicare Advantage and cannot proceed with the application. For more information, please call 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547). You have selected Dual Advantage Flex, this requires you to be enrolled in a State Medicaid Program. Question 4 is required. You must enter Medicaid number. (Question 4) Medicaid number is invalid. Please verify the information entered and correct any mistakes. Question 5 is required. You must make a choice on choosing a provider. Please choose one of the three provided options. Provider information is required. Please use the search tool to locate a provider. No plans available for the chosen year. Thank you! Your application has been submitted. Here is your confirmation number: You must choose one of the senarios that best describes your situation. You must provide a description for your situation. Name is required Phone Number is required Relationship to Enrollee is required Address is required City is required State is required Zip is required Sales Rep. is required. Please select at least one option from the reasons for enrollment. Please enter a valid date for all fields requiring one.
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Fidelis Care > Products > Medicare Advantage and Dual Advantage > Overview

or those that reside in the following counties: Albany, Allegany, Bronx, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga,  Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Kings, Lewis,  Montgomery, Nassau,  New York, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orleans, Otsego, Oswego, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Tioga, Warren, Washington, Wyoming, and Yates Counties.
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Fidelis Care Health Insurance

Fidelis offers health plans for individuals, Medicare eligible beneficiaries and Medicaid eligible people. They provide free or low-cost health insurance through a variety of health programs that help cover preventive care, prenatal care, labs and immunizations, emergency care, and more.
Source: healthplanone.com

Fidelis Care Jobs, Employment

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

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

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