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

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Medicare Part D Coverage & Enrollment

Coverage gap, or “donut hole”: After you and your plan have spent a certain amount on covered medications (including the deductible), you may enter the coverage gap, which is a temporary increase in your out-of-pocket prescription drug costs. In the past, beneficiaries paid for all prescription costs once they entered the coverage gap; however, recent health-care legislation created discounts on your costs for covered brand name and generic drugs in the coverage gap. Once you have paid up to a certain amount out of pocket, you’re out of the coverage gap and your Medicare plan begins catastrophic coverage, during which you pay only a small copayment or coinsurance for covered prescription drugs for the rest of the year, while your plan covers the rest of the costs. Health-care reform lowers your costs in the “donut hole” every year until 2020, when the coverage gap is closed.
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2017 Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans: Overview by State

Choose your State from the list below for an overview of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans available in 2017. Select your state below or choose from one of these links to other tools available to review 2017 Medicare Part D Plans:
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Part D Prescriber Enrollment

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Compare Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans

Keep in mind that just as costs can vary by plan, Medicare plans that include prescription drug coverage may also vary when it comes to the specific prescription drugs they cover. An easy way to make sure that your current medications are covered is to check the plan’s formulary (list of covered medications) before enrolling in a Medicare plan that includes prescription drug coverage. Keep in mind that formularies are subject to change. Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan will notify you if necessary.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program)

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See a full list of benefits and co-payments in the Health First Colorado Benefits & Services Overview and learn more about your coverage and how to use it in the latest Health First Colorado Member Handbook.
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Colorado Medicaid Application

Colorado Medicaid has simple eligibility criteria. Individuals and families looking to apply for the program will have to meet financial requirements in addition to general requirements. Applicants qualifying for the Medicaid program will receive comprehensive medical and health services. These services will remain available as long as the beneficiary meets program requirements.
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Colorado Medicaid: eligibility, enrollment and benefits

One of the Affordable Care Act’s primary strategies for reducing the uninsured rate is Medicaid expansion to cover low-income, non-elderly adults without dependent children. Medicaid expansion was a required element of the ACA as originally written. However, a coalition of states challenged Medicaid expansion and several other provisions of the ACA, and the case ended up before the Supreme Court in 2012. While the Court rejected most of the challenges, it did rule that Medicaid expansion was optional.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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

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Medicare.gov: el sitio oficial del gobierno de EE. UU. para Medicare

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

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

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What Clinton and Trump propose for Social Security and Medicare

It provides little cause for optimism that we would be able to afford expanded senior benefits. Right now, federal deficits are running at about 3 percent of our gross domestic product, which is a commonly accepted way of viewing our fiscal condition. Government spending totals 21 percent of GDP, with Social Security (4.9 percent) and health care (5.5 percent) accounting for half of all spending. Their share of future spending is, however, trending higher due to the aging of society and the prospect for above-trend future increases in health care expenses.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Blue Choice Optimum 2016

Network Coverage Information – With our Medicare Advantage Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans you must use plan providers except in emergency or urgent care situations or for out-of-area renal dialysis or other services. If you obtain routine care from Out-of-Network providers neither Medicare nor Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will be responsible for the costs. The Point-of-Service (POS) benefit gives extra flexibility to receive some covered services from providers that are not in our network without having to pay the entire cost yourself. The POS benefit has a coverage limit. Once your costs go above this limit, you will be responsible for 100% of the remaining costs for the out-of-network services. For information on how to request reimbursement for Out-of-Network claims, the Point-of-Service (POS) benefit, Out-of-Network Coverage, or Coverage Determinations and Appeals call Customer Care at 1-877-883-9577, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; From October 1 through February 14, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week (TTY/TDD 1-800-421-1220). Or, see the Evidence of Coverage using the link above. The Formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
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Things to know about Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans have a yearly limit on your out-of-pocket costs for medical services. Once you reach this limit, you’ll pay nothing for covered services. This limit may be different between Medicare Advantage Plans and can change each year. You should consider this when choosing a plan.
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2011 Medicare Advantage Plans Available to Residents of Texas

SeniorCare Sr Select – Basic Rx (Cost) – Monthly Premium: $75.00 HumanaChoice H4520-006 (PPO) – Monthly Premium: $58.00 Humana Gold Choice H8145-084 (PFFS) – Monthly Premium: $76.00 Texas Community Care – Plus (HMO) – Monthly Premium: $0.00 Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage (PPO) – Monthly Premium: $9.00 Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage (Regional PPO) – Monthly Premium: $47.00
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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7 Tips To Help You Pick The Best Medicare Advantage Plan

2-If you have developed a serious illness or chronic condition, it may be better to quit your Medicare Advantage plan and return to original Medicare. Under original Medicare, you have coverage for any doctor or hospital participating in the Medicare program. This means you can see any primary care doctor, any specialist, and receive treatment at any medical center specializing in your ailment or condition. You will pay more under original Medicare, for Part B doctor coverage, Part D drug coverage, and Medi-gap supplemental coverage for your co-payments and deductible charges, than you have been paying for the Medicare Advantage plan. But you now have access to a bigger array of doctors and hospitals, an important tool in dealing with your new and challenging medical condition.
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2017 Medicare Part D Plans

Medicare Part D plans will change again in 2017. The question for Medicare Part D recipients is – Do the changes to my plan affect me? Part D 2017 was created with expert assistance from the Senior Advisors Group. Our Part D plan website will assist in Part D selection and help seniors navigate the Medicare Part D Drug plans for 2017. After consulting Medicare Insurance specialist with over 25 years of Medicare and Insurance expertise from the Senior Advisors Group, we have assembled several methods for individual to search and get assistance on Medicare Part D and Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans. Our goal is to help seniors find the right Part D plan, and the most cost effective supplemental insurance or Medicare advantage plans.
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