ConnectiCare VIP Medicare Plan, Medicare Plans for Connecticut Residents

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Starting Jan. 7, 2017, the website you access through this page will only be available to members who were enrolled in 2016 Medicare Advantage plans. This website will only contain historical information on claims and billing prior to 2017.
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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.
Source: medicare.gov

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

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Supplemental Medicare Coverage

All Medigap plans are standardized. The plans available are lettered A-N. The only difference between Plan F with company “A” and Plan F with company “B” is the price. The benefits and coverage are identical. When comparing Medicare supplement plans it almost always only makes sense to go with the best priced company.
Source: supplementalmedicarecoverage.com

AARP® Medicare Supplemental Insurance by United Healthcare

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. If you’re considering a Medicare supplement plan, talking to an agent/producer may offer the direct assistance you’re looking for.
Source: aarpmedicaresupplement.com

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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Medicare Supplemental, Advantage, and Part D Plans

Because of the significant out-of-pocket payments required by traditional Medicare, a booming market of private-sector insurance products has grown up around the government programs. These Medicare-related insurance products are one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. health insurance industry, and they are the part of the market on which a smart consumer should focus his or her attention. Medicare Providers is here to help seniors, and other Medicare eligible individuals, understand these products and provide tools to assist in the decision making process.
Source: medicare-providers.net

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.
Source: ehealthinsurance.com

SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plans Now Available

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SummaCare Medicare has been in northeast Ohio since 1996 and has more than 24,000 members in 41 northern Ohio counties. SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage plans have an extensive network of more than 10,000 providers and 63 hospitals. SummaCare is an HMO and HMO-POS plan with a Medicare contract.  Enrollment in SummaCare is based upon contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits.  Contact the plan for more information.  Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
Source: summahealth.org

SummaCare Medicare Insurance Plans

In addition to Medigap plans to help Medicare beneficiaries supplement Original Medicare, SummaCare also provides access to Medicare Advantage Plans, approved Part C alternatives that include all of the benefits of Original Medicare and more. The Medicare Advantage Plans available through SummaCare are marketed as the SummaCare Medicare Ruby, a Health Maintenance Organization option, and SummaCare Medicare Sapphire, an HMO Point-of-Service Plan. Premiums for the latter are higher, although the Sapphire plan does include the freedom to use any Medicare-approved provider.
Source: medicaresolutions.com

AmeriChoice Medicare Insurance Plans

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Medicare Advantage Plans work separately from Original Medicare to allow beneficiaries to receive coverage through a third-party, private supplier. With a Medicare Advantage Plan, a recipient may receive the same coverage as that of Part A and Part B along with any other offered benefits. AmeriChoice plans come in a variety of formats, including Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), HMO Dual Eligible Special Need Plans (D-SNPs), Regional PPOs, and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs). Specifically, AmeriChoice (through UnitedHealthcare) offers the UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete plan, an HMO SNP that provides benefits including transportation to and from the hospital and pharmacy, dental and footcare coverage, and other treatment options.
Source: medicaresolutions.com

Health Insurance Plans for Individuals & Families, Employers, Medicare

UnitedHealthcare offers health insurance plans to meet the needs of individuals and employers. Plus we offer dental, vision and many other insurance plans to help keep you and your family healthy. 
Source: unitedhealthcare.com

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

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Medicare Supplement Plan G

It’s worth noting that Medigap Plan G covers Part B excess charges, which the majority of Medicare Supplement plans do not cover. Medigap Plan F is the only other Medicare Supplement plan that covers this benefit. Excess charges are additional expenses you may have to pay for health care beyond what Original Medicare covers; it’s the difference between what Medicare pays for a particular medical service and what your doctor or provider charges for it. Normally, the Medicare program has set up approved payment rates (known as the Medicare fee schedule) for covered medical services; this regulates what doctors and providers are allowed to charge you for Medicare-covered services.
Source: ehealthinsurance.com

Medicare Supplement Plan G

* A benefit period begins on the first day you receive services as an inpatient in a hospital and ends after you have been out of the hospital and have not received skilled care in any other facility for 60 days in a row. ** NOTICE: When your Medicare Part A hospital benefits are exhausted, the insurer stands in the place of Medicare and will pay whatever amount Medicare would have paid for up to an additional 365 days as provided in the policy’s “Core Benefits.” During this time the hospital is prohibited from billing you for the balance based on any difference between its billed charges and the amount Medicare would have paid.
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Medicare Supplement Plan G

The majority of Medicare Supplement plans do not cover Part B excess charges. These are additional charges outside of the Medicare-approved charge. For example, Medicare’s allowed charge for a doctor’s appointment could be $100, but the physician could choose not to accept that amount, and instead charge an additional 15% for the appointment. In this example, Medicare will pay 80% of the allowed charge, sending the physician $80. The beneficiary is responsible for paying not only the remaining $20, but also the excess 15% charge, another $15, making the total out-of-pocket cost $35. Medicare Supplement Plan G covers this excess charge.
Source: ehealthmedicare.com

Medicare Supplement Plan G: Costs and Benefits

Plan G is the only Medicare Supplement plan besides Plan F that covers 100% of Part B excess charges. Excess charges occur when doctors and providers do not accept Medicare assignment. When this happens, a doctor may charge more than the Medicare-approved amount. By law, providers can’t charge more than 15% above what Medicare covers. Beneficiaries are then responsible for the difference between the Medicare-approved amount and what the provider charges. Without Medicare Supplement coverage, Medicare patients are responsible paying these excess charges out of pocket; with Medicare Supplement Plan G, these expenses are paid for.
Source: planprescriber.com

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.
Source: medicare.com

Medicare 2017 costs at a glance

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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:
Source: medicare.gov

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.
Source: medicare.gov

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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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.
Source: ghc.org

Care N' Care Medicare Advantage Plan

Whether you are new to Medicare or interested in improving your Medicare coverage, you deserve a Medicare Advantage plan that makes it easy to get the care you need, when you need it. Care N’ Care is a local, doctor-led heath insurance company offering PPO and HMO plans with many benefits; one of them is sure to be right for you.
Source: cnchealthplan.com

Medicare 2017 costs at a glance

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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:
Source: medicare.gov

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

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Medicare Fraud Reporting Center

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Medicare Whistleblowers are typically healthcare professionals who are aware of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, Nursing Homes, Hospices, long term care and other health care facilities that routinely overcharge or seek reimbursement from government programs for medical services not rendered, drugs not used, beds not slept in and ambulance rides not taken. If you have information about a person or a company that is cheating the Medicare program (or any other government run healthcare program), you may be able to collect a large financial reward for reporting it here.
Source: medicarefraudcenter.org

Help fight Medicare fraud

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Medicare Fraud Whistleblowers

In one Medicare whistleblower lawsuit, two former lab employees split a $3.7 million reward for exposing fraudulent Medicare billing practices at Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology, a California-based mobile lab and x-ray provider. The company agreed to pay a total of $17.5 million to settle allegations that it violated federal and state laws by paying kickbacks for referrals of mobile lab and radiology services that were billed to Medicare and Medicaid. Diagnostic Labs allegedly took advantage of Medicare’s different reimbursement system for inpatient and outpatient services by charging Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) discounted rates for inpatient services paid by Medicare in exchange for the facilities’ referral of outpatient business to Diagnostic Labs.
Source: whistleblowerattorneys.com