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

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Medicare Advantage Missouri

In its annual list of top-rated plans, U.S. News & World Report awarded Essence Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans 5/5 stars. But for Medicare Advantage in Missouri, beneficiaries may purchase: HMOs, PPOs, PFFS plans and Medical Savings Account (MSA) plans. Enrollees meeting certain criteria, such as specific chronic conditions, may qualify for Special Needs Plans (SNPs), as well.
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Medicare Supplement Plans

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When you sign up for Medicare and choose a Medicare Supplement plan to help cover your costs, you’ll want to add a separate Part D plan at the same time. Part D is Medicare’s Prescription Drug Coverage. Like Medicare Supplement, you can get Part D directly from us. We offer several prescription drug plans to meet everyone’s needs. So add one to your shopping cart or take a closer look at Medicare Part D
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Medicare Supplement Plans

When you sign up for Medicare and choose a Medicare Supplement plan to help cover your costs, you’ll want to add a separate Part D plan at the same time. Part D is Medicare’s Prescription Drug Coverage. Like Medicare Supplement, you can get Part D directly from us. We offer several prescription drug plans to meet everyone’s needs. So add one to your shopping cart or take a closer look at Medicare Part D
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Anthem Medigap Offers Silver Sneakers

Anthem offers Silver Sneakers Fitness program to its Medicare Supplement (Medigap) enrollees. The Silver Sneakers program is a free to low cost gym membership for Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in Medicare Health plans.
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Anthem Medicare Insurance Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans offer approved Part C alternatives to the entire Original Medicare program that typically provide additional benefits. Plans offered by Anthem cover all your Medicare Part A and Part B benefits plus more, depending on your state and the particular plan you choose. Typical examples of added-value benefits are Anthems extensive preventive care coverage, wellness programs, and prescription drug benefits. These plans come in different formats, including Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), Regional PPOs, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), and HMO Dual Eligible Special Need Plans (D-SNPs). They are predominantly branded as variations of the plan names MediBlue, Medicare Preferred, and Senior Advantage.
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Medicare Claim form (MS014)

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How Original Medicare works

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How Medicare works with other insurance

A conditional payment is a payment Medicare makes for services another payer may be responsible for. Medicare makes this conditional payment so you won’t have to use your own money to pay the bill. The payment is “conditional” because it must be repaid to Medicare if you get a settlement, judgment, award, or other payment later. You’re responsible for making sure Medicare gets repaid from the settlement, judgment, award, or other payment.
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Benefits FAQ: How Does Medicare Work?

Under the Medicare benefits payment system, you get outpatient services the same way you would get them with other types of health insurance. You can receive services from any hospital or community mental health center that participates in the Medicare program.
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Medicare Basics: Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medical Insurance (Part B)

Today Medicare Part A and Part B are called Original Medicare. Medicare Part A is also known as hospital insurance, and its beneficiaries can expect inpatient hospital stays in a semi-private room to be covered (a private room is not covered unless it is deemed medically necessary). In addition, rehabilitation and other skilled nursing services are also covered. Home health care is covered but only if it’s medically necessary, and then only on a part-time, intermittent basis; this includes physical, occupational and speech therapies when conducted by a Medicare-approved health agency. Durable medical equipment (DME) such as walkers and wheelchairs are covered, as are other medical supplies. Finally, Part A covers hospice care for terminally ill patients and includes drugs and support services for treating symptoms and relieving pain.
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Getting started with Medicare

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There are 2 main ways to get your Medicare coverage— Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO). Some people get additional coverage, like Medicare prescription drug coverage or Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap). Learn about these coverage choices and 3 steps to help you decide how to get your coverage.
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Maryland Medicare Part D Plans

Most Medicare drug plans have a “coverage gap” (also known as the “donut hole”). This means that after you and your Medicare drug plan have spent a certain amount of money for your covered drugs, you have to pay all costs out-of-pocket for your prescriptions up to a yearly limit. You must also continue to pay the plan’s monthly premium even while you are in the coverage gap. Not everyone will reach the coverage gap.
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Medicare in North Carolina

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Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, is an option that provides your Original Medicare benefits through insurance companies that contract with Medicare. Many of them include prescription drug coverage; these are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans. Not every Medicare Part C plan may be available in every county in North Carolina. You continue paying your Medicare Part B premium when you have any Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Part D is optional prescription drug coverage available from insurers that contract with Medicare. You can enroll in a stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plan to add to your Part A and Part B coverage, or you can enroll in one Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan to provide all of this coverage. Medicare Supplement plans, also called Medigap plans, are optional insurance policies that may cover certain out-of-pocket costs not covered by Original Medicare. There’s a range of Medigap policies; some may cover deductibles, copayments, and limited foreign travel emergency health care. You must be enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) to qualify for a Medigap plan.
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Medicare Advantage North Carolina

As of 2015, North Carolina had a population of nearly 10.04 million people, ranking ninth among all states. Throughout its 100 counties, there are more than 1.75 million Medicare beneficiaries, including 483,175 with Medicare Advantage plans featuring Part D prescription drug coverage. But residents’ options may increase, as the Greensboro, North Carolina-based Cone Health is considering selling Medicare Advantage policies within the state.
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Find a Medicare Insurance Plan

  Notice: Because of the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew, the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period deadline has been extended to 12/31/16 – plans will go into effect on 1/1/17. If you have yet to make your election you may still have time. For information on Blue Medicare, call us at 1-800-665-8037, 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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North Carolina Medicare Part D Plans

Medicare beneficiaries may be eligible for the federal Extra Help low income subsidy program if they have limited income and resources. The Extra Help program can increase cost savings by paying for all or part of the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and provide lower prescription co-payments under a Medicare prescription drug plan. To qualify for Extra help the annual income must be limited to $16,335 for an individual ($22,065 for a married couple living together). Your resources/assets must not be more than $12,640 for an individual ($25,260 for a married couple living together). The assets/resources do not include a primary residence or a vehicle. If you believe someone you know may qualify for the Extra Help program, please encourage them to apply on-line at www.socialsecurity.gov or contact our office at 800-443-9354 (toll free in N.C.), and we may assist them with completing the on-line application process or send them a paper application.
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Medicare in North Carolina

This website and its contents are for informational purposes only. Nothing on the website should ever be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult with your medical provider regarding diagnosis or treatment for a health condition, including decisions about the correct medication for your condition, as well as prior to undertaking any specific exercise or dietary routine.
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Windsor Medicare Insurance Plans

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As part of the WellCare group, Windsor Medicare offers a variety of different Medicare plan options. A benefit of enrolling in Medicare coverage through a local, private insurance company is the increase in quality of customer service and localized plan coverage. Medicare plans provided through private companies generally offer more coverage than Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) offered through the federal government. These plans aim to fill in the gaps in cost and coverage left behind by Original Medicare while keeping plan premiums affordable.
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Windsor Medicare Insurance Plans

As part of the WellCare group, Windsor Medicare offers a variety of different Medicare plan options. A benefit of enrolling in Medicare coverage through a local, private insurance company is the increase in quality of customer service and localized plan coverage. Medicare plans provided through private companies generally offer more coverage than Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) offered through the federal government. These plans aim to fill in the gaps in cost and coverage left behind by Original Medicare while keeping plan premiums affordable.
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Windsor: Assisted living and skilled nursing in North Canton, Ohio

On May 1, 2012, the Windsor had a ground breaking ceremony to begin the addition of approximately 20,000 square feet that will be dedicated to a brand new skilled care nursing unit. The building will boast 41 premier state of the art private suites, each with a full bath. Its previous skilled care nursing section will be completely remodeled to allow for new physical therapy areas, as well as providing space for an Adult Day Care (Social Center), which has not been available in the past. In addition, Home Health Care services will soon be offered. The Colonies, the assisted living section of Windsor, will remain intact. However, expansion of The Colonies is projected in the next 2 to 3 years.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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2011 Medicare Advantage Plan Benefit Details

Or select your state below to browse the Medicare Advantage Plans (also known as Medicare Health Plans) available AK  AL  AR  AZ  CA  CO  CT  DC  DE  FL  GA  HI  IA  ID  IL  IN  KS  KY  LA  MA  MD  ME  MI  MN  MO  MS  MT  NC  ND  NE  NH  NJ  NM  NV  NY  OH  OK  OR  PA  RI  SC  SD  TN  TX  UT  VA  VT  WA  WI  WV  WY
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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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Medicare Advantage Applications

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The Affordable Care Act & Medicare

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You can save money on brand-name drugs. If you’re in the donut hole, you’ll also get a 55% discount when buying Part D-covered brand-name prescription drugs (60% in 2017). The discount is applied automatically at the counter of your pharmacy—you don’t have to do anything to get it. The donut hole will be closed completely by 2020.
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Changes to Medicare With the Affordable Care Act

You can get most screening services without additional cost. Screenings are medical tests to find illnesses early, when they’re easier to treat. For instance, a mammogram is a screening for breast cancer. A colonoscopy checks for colon cancer. You can also be checked for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
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Medicare Reform: How Soon Will Donald Trump Take Action?

House Speaker Paul Ryan is eager to overhaul Medicare, the federal insurance program for 56 million Americans ages 65-plus and younger people with certain disabilities. He has said that any effort to repeal Obamacare would have to include changes to Medicare. His proposal would transition Medicare to a program of “premium support,” whereby beneficiaries would get a fixed contribution from the government toward their care. This would likely mean that beneficiaries who choose the most comprehensive coverage would have to shoulder a higher portion of the cost themselves.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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ObamaCare Medicare: ObamaCare and Medicare

ObamaCare now requires that Advantage plans cannot charge enrollees more than traditional Medicare for chemotherapy administration, skilled nursing home care and other specialized services. Starting in 2014, Medicare Advantage plans cannot spend more than 15 % of their Medicare payment on administrative costs, insurance company profits and non-healthcare related items. These cost cutting measures are estimated to bring in $1,000 in savings to CMS per Advantage Plan member without reducing any benefits. This is expected to help decrease Medicare part B payments, especially for low income seniors. Remember: Medicare Advantage Plans must provide at a minimum what Original Medicare covers.
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How to compare Medigap policies

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

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Medicare Supplement Plans

Some states may offer Medigap plan options to beneficiaries under 65 who qualify for Medicare because of disability or certain conditions (such as end-stage renal disease). Federal law doesn’t require states to sell Medicare Supplement insurance to beneficiaries under 65. However, depending on where you live, some states may offer Medigap coverage to beneficiaries under 65; eligibility and the specific available options may vary by state. If you’re a Medicare beneficiary under 65 and interested in purchasing Medicare Supplement insurance, contact your state insurance department to learn if you’re eligible for Medigap coverage in your state.
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Compare Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans and Rates in Your Area

"Times have changed since my mother had an AARP J plan and I was totally confused by the options available. Stan walked me through the process in a very educational, methodical, friendly way, and I feel secure now that we’re making the correct decision to provide the best possible coverage for my husband." – Pat K.
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