Annual Notice of Change Letter Each year Medicare premiums and deductibles change. During the month of September, you should receive a Medicare Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) Letter. What is the Purpose of this Letter? The purpose of the ANOC letter(s) is to describe any changes for the upcoming year. The insurance company providing your [...]
Medicare Supplement Plans A Medicare Supplement insurance plan, also known as Medigap, is an insurance you can buy that helps pay for the out-of-pocket costs Original Medicare doesn’t cover. There are ten different supplemental plans to choose for coverage. Plans are referred to by letters. The three most purchased plans are Plan F, Plan [...]
What is the process of enrolling in Medicare Part B?
2020 Medicare Costs - A brief overview of Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B premiums and costs
Medicare Commercials! When you turn your television on to watch your favorite show or catch the news, you more than likely have viewed commercials featuring Joe Namath and J.J. Walker. These two celebrities can be seen daily advertising products that revolve around Medicare. Both Namath and Walker are encouraging you to call a toll-free number [...]
Medicare Premiums: IRMAA 2023 The Medicare Part B premium will be $164.90 for 2023. That is a slight decrease from the 2022 monthly premium of $170.10. The Part B deductible will also see a decrease. The deductible will drop from $233 to $226. Most Medicare beneficiaries will pay a monthly premium of $164.90 for [...]
Cataract Surgery and MedicareDoes Medicare pay for cataract surgery? The short answer is yes. Medicare generally does not pay for routine eye care, but it will cover certain medically necessary services, such as cataract surgery. If you have Original Medicare, the services are covered under Medicare Part B. Medicare Advantage Plans cover the same services as Original [...]
What are you supposed to do if you need the flu shot?There are many places you can get your flu shot – don’t wait!People who are 65 and older are at high risk of having serious health complications from the flu. Getting the flu shot protects you from getting the flu and keeps you from spreading it [...]