What to Do When You Lose your Medicare C...

Your Medicare card is the one thing that helps confirm you have health care coverage. It is one of the most important cards you will carry around. If it becomes lost, damaged, or stolen, you may have difficulty getting the medical help you need until you get a replacement. Fortunately, you can request a replacement card through the Social Security Administration. There are also more options available for obtaining a replacement card if you need one in a hurry. How to Request a Replacement Medicare Card There are several ways to request a replacement for your lost Medicare...

How to Fight a Denied Medicare Advantage...

Medicare Advantage Plans are extremely specific regarding how a claim must be filed in order to be approved for coverage. Many times, a denied claim is simply an error in the way in which the claim was filed. However, if you do not advocate for yourself with your doctor’s office and your health plan, you may never get those errors fixed. As a result, your claim will remain denied, leaving you without coverage for important procedures and medical issues. It is up to you to know your rights and reverse the denial as soon as possible. Understanding Your Medicare Advantage...

How Medicare is Fighting the Opioid Cris...

The number of drug abuse related deaths in the United States continues to increase year after year. In 2017, the total deaths related to drug overdoses was 10% higher than the previous year. Synthetic opioids caused nearly half of those deaths. The rise of opioid abuse in the U.S. has raised concerns with health care officials as experts work together to find a way to prevent the problem before it starts. Medicare plays a significant role in the opioid abuse epidemic than many people realize as the program is responsible for more than a fifth of all prescription opioid...

How to Sign Up for Medicare Advantage af...

If you missed the window to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan or discovered that Original Medicare might not meet all of your needs, you will have another opportunity to change or enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan from January 1, 2019, until March 31, 2019. Medicare Advantage Plans For many people, Original Medicare can be a cumbersome way to receive benefits. Often, it’s recommended that recipients of Medicare purchase a Medicare Supplement Plan to help with the gaps in coverage left by Medicare Parts A and B. A Medicare Part D Plan is also suggested to assist...

What is the Medicare at 55 Act?

Since the advent of the Affordable Care Act and the efforts to repeal it, Congress has discussed the idea of Medicare for All. This program would essentially be a government-run insurance plan for everyone. The government would cover health insurance costs with minimal out-of-pocket expenses for anyone covered under this type of plan. As wonderful as this may sound, it has received much backlash from members of Congress that oppose it. The main issue is costs and the lack of support from the insurance industry. Therefore, Congress is looking to find a solution that may be...