Retirement Planner: Plan For Your Retirement

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This planner provides detailed information about your Social Security retirement benefits under current law. It also points out things you may want to consider as you prepare for the future. If you are:
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The United States Social Security Administration

On January 23, I became the acting commissioner of Social Security. That makes me responsible for overseeing one of the nation’s largest and most important social insurance programs, providing retirement, survivors, and disability protection…
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Social Security Benefits & Signup Guide

Making the best of your Social Security benefits is a struggle for many Americans, especially those of you who are largely dependent on Social Security for most of your monthly income. Questions like when to begin drawing your benefits, how to best spend them, and what to do if your benefits aren’t enough to survive on weigh on millions of seniors minds every year.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Signing up for Part A & Part B

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When to Apply for Medicare

If you sign up for Medicare prescription drug coverage (whether through a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan), you can avoid late-enrollment penalties by enrolling in this coverage as soon as you’re eligible for Medicare. If you decide to stay with Original Medicare and add a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan, the Medigap plan must accept you if you sign up for Medigap during the 6-month period that begins as soon as you are 65 or older and enrolled in Part B. If you don’t buy a Medigap plan at this time, but decide to get one later, the plan may not have to accept you.
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Your Medicare coverage choices

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There are 2 main ways to get your Medicare coverage— Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C). Some people get additional coverage, like Medicare prescription drug coverage or Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap). Use these steps to help you decide what coverage you want:
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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What is Medicare SELECT? – Go Health Insurance

Medicare SELECT plans offer more affordable supplement coverage. How? SELECT plans negotiate with a provider network of doctors, hospitals, and specialists so they charge less for their medical services. These lower rates keep costs down for the SELECT plan provider, and plan members get lower premiums.
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Medicare SELECT Insurance Policy Benefits

* Plan N requires up to a $20 copayment for an office visit and up to a $50 copayment for an emergency room visit ** There is also a high-deductible Plan F *** Your Medicare SELECT plan pays the Medicare Part A inpatient deductible when you use a network hospital (or if you use a non-network hospital for emergency care). Otherwise, you pay the inpatient deductible.
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Medicare Select Supplement Insurance

If you are 65 or older, have a Medicare SELECT policy and move out of the plan’s service area or network, you have the right to buy a new Medigap plan (a “guaranteed-issue” right). The plans you can choose from depend on where you live and which plans are sold in your area. Some states extend this guaranteed-issue right to people who are under 65.
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Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare supplement insurance companies can only sell you a standardized Medicare supplement policy identified by letters A through N. Each standardized Medicare supplement insurance policy must offer the same basic benefits, no matter which insurance company sells it. Cost and customer service are usually the only difference between Medicare supplement policies sold by different insurance companies.
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Medigap Plan F Vs. Plan F 'Select'

Theresa, If you have Original Medicare and Medigap, you should be able to see any doctor that accepts Medicare assignment (and Medigap F and G will cover your Part B excess charges if you were to see a doctor that did not accept assignment). To help you further we would need to know what type of insurance you currently have (Medicare Advantage, Medigap, job-based insurance, etc). Please call one of our Senior65 licensed independent insurance agents at 800-930-7956. -Chris from https://www.senior65.com/
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NEBRASKA MEDICAID PROGRAM

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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.
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What’s Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?

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Some Medigap policies also offer coverage for services that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, like medical care when you travel outside the U.S. If you have Original Medicare and you buy a Medigap policy, Medicare will pay its share of the Medicare-approved amount for covered health care costs. Then your Medigap policy pays its share.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare: What Are Medigap Plans?

If you are going to buy a Medigap plan, the open enrollment period is six months from the first day of the month of your 65th birthday — as long as you are also signed up for Medicare Part B — or within six months of signing up for Medicare Part B. During this time, you can buy any Medigap policy at the same price a person in good health pays. If you try to buy a Medigap policy outside this window, there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to get coverage. If you do get covered, your rates might be higher.
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Guide to Medigap policies

If you are confused about Medigaps, how to enroll, or what policy is best for you, contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). You can find the number for your SHIP by visiting www.shiptacenter.org. For additional information on Medigap policies in your state, you can also contact your State Department of Insurance.
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DMEPOS Competitive Bidding

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Under the program, a competition among suppliers who operate in a particular competitive bidding area is conducted. Suppliers are required to submit a bid for selected products. Not all products or items are subject to competitive bidding. Bids are submitted electronically through a web-based application process. Bids are evaluated based on the supplier’s eligibility, its financial stability and the bid price. Contracts are awarded to the Medicare suppliers who offer the best price and meet applicable quality and financial standards. Contract suppliers must agree to accept assignment on all claims for bid items and will be paid the single payment amount. The amount is derived from the median of all winning bids for an item.
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Competitive Bidding Program areas

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The competitive bidding demonstration

If you are already renting equipment when the competitive bidding program starts in your area, you can keep using your current supplier if it becomes a contract supplier or if it chooses to become a grandfathered supplier. Grandfathered suppliers are non-contract suppliers who agree to continue renting you equipment until your rental period ends. Like contract suppliers, they cannot charge you more than the 20%
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Latest News and Announcements

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Cost Reports by Fiscal Year

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Medicare 2017 costs at a glance

The standard Part B premium amount in 2017 is $134 (or higher depending on your income). However, most people who get Social Security benefits pay less than this amount. This is because the Part B premium increased more than the cost-of-living increase for 2017 Social Security benefits. If you pay your Part B premium through your monthly Social Security benefit, you’ll pay less ($109 on average). Social Security will tell you the exact amount you’ll pay for Part B in 2017. You’ll pay the standard premium amount if:
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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

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).
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Highmark: Your Health Care Partner

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Highmark Inc. is a national, diversified health care partner serving members through its businesses in health insurance, dental insurance, vision care and reinsurance. Our mission is to make high-quality health care readily available, easily understandable and truly affordable in the communities we serve.
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Highmark Direct :: Medicare Information

Highmark is a registered mark of Highmark Inc. Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Senior Health Company and Highmark Senior Solutions Company are Medicare Advantage plans with a Medicare contract. HM Health Insurance Company is a PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Senior Health Company, Highmark Senior Solutions Company and HM Health Insurance Company depends on contract renewal. Highmark Senior Health Company, Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Senior Solutions Company and HM Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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Highmark Direct Health Insurance Stores :: Home

Visit your local Highmark Direct insurance store and a knowledgeable associate can help you find an in-network doctor that’s right for you. Plus, they can help you transfer your records and make appointments.
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Health Insurance, Medicare Insurance and Dental Insurance

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At Humana, we go beyond insurance. We help provide a roadmap to a healthier you. By taking a personalized look at your life and your health, we can help you find the perfect plan and achieve your goals. Start becoming your best you. Start with healthy.
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Health Insurance, Medical Insurance, Free Online Insurance Quotes, Affordable Individual, Group, Family Plans

HealthInsurance.com offers a wide variety of health plans including individual and family health insurance, group health insurance, HMOs, PPOs, POS, Indemnity plans, short-term health insurance plans, dental health insurance, and international travel health insurance. Popular health insurance companies such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Anthem, Aetna, Humana, Golden Rule Insurance Company, HealthNet, Assurant, Celtic, Unicare, Kaiser and PacifiCare Life and Health Insurance Company offer the plans we feature.
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Things to know about Medicare Advantage Plans

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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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What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

If you have health coverage from your union or current or former employer when you become eligible for Medicare, you may automatically be enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan that they sponsor. You have the choice to stay with this plan, switch to Original Medicare, or enroll in a different Medicare Advantage Plan. Be aware that if you switch to Original Medicare or enroll in a different Medicare Advantage Plan, your employer or union could terminate or reduce your health benefits, the health benefits of your dependents, and any other benefits you get from your company. Talk to your employer/union and your plan before making changes to find out how your health benefits and other benefits may be affected.
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Beware Medicare Advantage Plans

The problem, according to the report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, is that the size and composition of hospital networks varies greatly among plans, yet that isn’t always apparent to those shopping for coverage. Plan directories contain incorrect, confusing or outdated information about which hospitals and specialty institutes are included in networks, the study found, and the directories can be difficult to navigate. One directory featured 600 pages without a table of contents or index, it said.
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