Medicare Advantage plans (Part C)

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Medicare Part C is an alternative to Medicare Parts A (hospital insurance) and B (medical insurance). Medicare pays a private insurance company to manage Parts A and B. After you enroll, the provider bills the insurance company instead of Original Medicare.
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2017 Medicare Advantage Plans

A couple of decades ago, there weren’t a lot of choices when you reached age 65 and became eligible for Medicare. Most U.S. citizens enrolled in Original Medicare, the health plan that’s provided by the U.S. government. The decision-making process was pretty easy. Read more.
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Nebraska DHHS: Medicaid & Medicare

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NEBRASKA MEDICAID PROGRAM

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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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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Pennsylvania Consumer Assistance

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

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Virginia Easy Access Medicare Benefits

For questions or complaints about the quality of care for a Medicare-covered service, call your local Quality Improvement Organization. Visit Medicare on the web, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get the local telephone number. TTD users should call 1-877-486-2048.
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The Department of Medical Assistance Services. Medicaid for Virginia.

pdf To learn more about the services and people covered by Virginia Medicaid by State House district, please click on this. To learn more about the services and people covered by Virginia Medicaid by State Senate district, please click on this. Note: the average House district has 16% of its district enrolled in Medicaid. The average Senate district has 16% of its district enrolled in Medicaid. These figures are based on the original 2010 census population for Virginia: For more information about Medicaid and FAMIS health insurance coverage in Virginia including how to apply, go to www.coverva.org. You may also call Cover Virginia toll-free at 1-855-242-8282 (TDD 1-888-221-1590) to apply or get more information. In addition, you may contact the Department of Social Services www.dss.virginia.gov in the city or county where you live.
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Medicare in West Virginia

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary in West Virginia, you may be wondering about your Medicare coverage options. You can choose to enroll in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), which is the federally administered program for seniors and certain disabled individuals. Many people qualify for Medicare when they turn 65, but if you qualify by age or having certain conditions (such as Lou Gehrig’s disease or end-stage renal disease), you can get Medicare at any age. You must be an American citizen or have legally and permanently resided in the U.S. for at least five continuous years to be eligible for coverage. If you have Original Medicare, you can also enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to get stand-alone prescription drug benefits.
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Prescription Drug Coverage

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Medicare Plans for Different Needs

When it comes to Medicare, one size definitely does not fit all. What works for your neighbor may not be the best bet for you. Which is why it’s great to have choices. To find plans that may be a good fit for you, enter your ZIP code in the field below and click the "Find plans" button.
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Medicare vs. Medicaid Coverage and Costs

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What is it? A joint federal and state program that helps pay health care costs for certain people and families with limited income and resources. Different programs under the Medicaid umbrella are designed to help specific populations. 
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Health Insurance & Medicare Advantage Plans

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Recent news coverage about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act may have you wondering about your health coverage. At this time there haven’t been any changes announced. Most Americans still need to have health insurance and could pay a tax penalty if they do not have coverage.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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2017 HealthNet Medicare Advantage Plans in Oregon

If you get Medicare due to a disability, you can join during the 7-month period that begins 3 months before your 25th month of entitlement to disability payments, includes your 25th month, and ends 3 months after your 25th month of entitlement to disability payments. Your coverage will begin the first day of the month after you ask to join a plan. If you join during one of the 3 months before you first get Medicare, your coverage will begin the first day of your 25th month of entitlement to disability payments.
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Health Net: Login to the site

Health Net currently offers Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plan with prescription drug coverage (MA-PD) to eligible individuals who want more coverage than what Original Medicare covers. Health Net in conjunction with AHIP’s Insurance Education Department is requiring an on-line certification and annual recertification course, Marketing Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Plans: Understanding Medicare Basics, Plan Types, Marketing and Enrollment Requirements to new and already contracted producers. This on-line certification and annual recertification program provides the information needed to:
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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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Supplements & other insurance

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Medicare Supplement Plans

To be eligible to enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan, you must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B. A good time to enroll in a plan is generally during the Medigap Open Enrollment Period, which begins on the first day of the month that you are both age 65 or older and enrolled in Part B, and lasts for six months. During this period, you have the guaranteed-issue right to join any Medicare Supplement plan available where you live. You may not be denied coverage based on any pre-existing conditions during this enrollment period (although a waiting period may apply). If you miss this enrollment period and attempt to enroll in the future, you may be denied coverage or charged a higher premium based on your medical history.
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State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

Our certified SHIP volunteer counselors offer information, assistance, counseling, and referrals for Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and other related aging and disabilities health insurance options. Presentations are also offered for community organizations, senior clubs, and other interested groups.
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Hawaii Medicare Supplemental Insurance

No matter where you live in Hawaii, you also do not want to have to hassle with going from provider to provider looking for your coverage. If you shop for supplemental insurance online, you will not have to do that. Everything you need to know about supplemental insurance and where to purchase it will be presented to you in one place online. You will have the opportunity to search through the different quotes that you are offered until you find the one that is the most affordable to you. Affordable Hawaii Medicare supplemental insurance is only a few clicks away when you search for it online.
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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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Costs in the coverage gap

If you think you’ve reached the coverage gap and you don’t get a discount when you pay for your brand-name prescription, review your next “Explanation of Benefits” (EOB). If the discount doesn’t appear on the EOB, contact your drug plan to make sure that your prescription records are correct and up-to-date. Get your plan’s contact information from a Personalized Search (under General Search), or search by plan name. If your drug plan doesn’t agree that you’re owed a discount, you can file an appeal.
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Medicare: What Are Medigap Plans?

However, you may have to wait up to six months for coverage if you have a pre-existing health condition. The insurer through which you buy your Medigap policy can refuse to cover out-of-pocket costs for pre-existing conditions during that period. After six months, the Medigap policy must cover the pre-existing condition. The exception to this rule is if you buy a Medigap policy during your open enrollment period and have had continuous “creditable coverage,” or a health insurance policy for the six months before buying a policy. The Medigap insurance company cannot withhold coverage for a pre-existing condition in that case.
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About the Medicare Coverage Gap

The Medicare coverage gap is the phase of your Medicare Part D benefit when there is a gap in prescription drug coverage. During this phase, you will have to pay more for your drugs, until you reach the catastrophic coverage phase. Most Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans have a coverage gap, or “donut hole.” The coverage gap is reached when your total drug costs (what you and your plan pay) reach a certain amount. You then pay for your prescriptions out of pocket until entering the plan’s catastrophic coverage phase. This is when your total out-of-pocket costs, including the annual deductible and copayments/coinsurance, reach $4,850 in 2016.
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How to Choose the Best Medigap Plan

Medigap health plans are basically bookkeeping operations. Unlike Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans don’t make any decisions about what to cover. They don’t have networks of doctors or hospitals. All they do is pick up a specified share of your medical bills that Medicare doesn’t pay, such as Part A or Part B deductibles or co-pays. If Medicare paid for it and you still owe a part of the bill, Medigap will pay it, no questions asked.
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How to Get the Most out of Medicare

Your first big decision after enrolling in Medicare will be whether to stick with original Medicare plus a Medigap supplemental plan—or get your Medicare benefits through a private Medicare Advantage plan. We lay out the advantages and disadvantages of both options so you can choose the right one for you.
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Texas Medicare Supplement Plans

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A Medicare Supplement plan covers costs associated with Original Medicare, including copayments, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses. These plans are designed to work in combination with Original Medicare and cannot be used as stand-alone health coverage. Medicare Supplement plans do not include prescription drug coverage, but beneficiaries can choose to have prescription drug coverage by enrolling in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.
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What’s Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?

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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Texas Medicare Supplements

Enrollment in Medicare is handled in two ways: either you are automatically enrolled or you must apply. If you are getting Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits before you turn 65, you are automatically enrolled and your Medicare card will be mailed to you about three months before your 65th birthday. If you are not receiving retirement benefits, you must apply by contacting a Social Security Administration office or, if appropriate, the Railroad Retirement Board. You should apply three months before your 65th birthday to avoid a possible delay in the start of your coverage. If you have been a disabled beneficiary under Social Security or Railroad Retirement for 24 months, you will automatically get a Medicare card in the mail.
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Medicare Supplement Options

* Network restrictions apply. ** Policy forms UWMSP(A)-2010, UWMSP(F)-2010, UWMSP(F-HD)-2010, UWMSP(G)-2010, UWMSP(K)-2010, UWMSP(L)-2010, UWMSP(N)-2010, UWMSP-SEL(F)-2010, UWMSP-SEL(G)-2010, UWMSP-SEL(K)-2010, UWMSP-SEL(L)-2010, UWMSP-SEL(N)-2010.
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Texas Medicare Supplement (Medigap)

As a Texas Medicare beneficiary, you can apply for a Medicare Supplement policy from any insurance company that is licensed to sell one in the state of Texas. However, not all companies necessarily offer all 10 standardized plans. Insurance companies have the option to choose which Medicare Supplement plans to offer; however, they must at least offer Plan A. If an insurance company wants to offer more Medicare Supplement plans, the company must offer Plan C or Plan F in addition to any other Medigap plans. For the most part, enrollment in standardized Medicare Supplement is denied for individuals under the age of 65; however, Texas requires insurance companies to offer at least one kind of Medicare Supplement policy to Medicare beneficiaries under age 65.
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Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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Medicare Supplement of Texas

Like any other insurance program, Medicare was never designed to cover ALL medical expenses for its beneficiaries. There are costly co-payments and deductibles on everything from office visits and hospitalizations to home health care and much more.
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