|•|| What does the letter after my Medicare number mean?
March 2018 Update - Medicare Cards are Changing - New Card, Same BenefitsThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing new Medicare cards starting April 2018 and continuing through A ...
|•|| 2018 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (FPL): 2018 LIS Qualifications and Benefits
The 2018 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines determine the income level requirements for people applying for the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program, also known as the "Extra Help" pro ...
|•|| 2017 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (FPL): 2017-2018 LIS Qualifications and Benefits
Note: The 2018 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (FPL): 2018 LIS Qualifications and Benefits are now available. The 2017 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines determine the income level requirement ...
|•|| Understanding the 2018 Medicare Part D Coverage Gap or Donut Hole
The Donut Hole or Coverage Gap is a term used to describe a gap or pause in your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan coverage where, prior to 2011, you were 100% respon ...
|•|| 2018 State Low-Income Subsidy Benchmark Premium Amounts - with a comparison of benchmark changes since 2006
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 low-income premium subsidy amounts (or Benchmark) for Medicare Part D plans on July 31, 2017, and in 2018, forty (40) states will ...
|•|| 2018 IRMAA: 35% to 58% Medicare Part D IRMAA payment increases for individual earning incomes between $133,500 - $214,000 and couples earning $267,000 - $428,000.
Since 2011, people with Medicare who earn over $85,000 have been paying an additional monthly premium or Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) for their Medicare Part D prescription drug p ...
|•|| SilverScript Medicare Part D Pharmacy and Formulary Search
Question: What drug stores accept the SilverScript Medicare Part D prescription drug plans? Most Medicare Part D plans are accepted by over 50,000+ pharmacies across the country. However, if you ...
|•|| Does Medicare cover Vitamin B-12 injections (B-12 shots)?
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans usually do not provide coverage for vitamins. However, in specific cases - or for specific conditions, Medicare will cover Vitamin B-12 injections. ...
|•|| Medicare Advantage plan and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan Special Enrollment Periods(SEP)
In certain situations, people with Medicare may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) allowing them to join a Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Part D prescription drug plan , or switch ...
|•|| WellCare Medicare Plan 2017 Medicare Pharmacy and Healthcare Provider Search Tools
You can find the WellCare Medicare Part D (PDP) pharmacy search and Medicare Advantage plan provider search tool at: https://www.wellcare.com/Find-a-Provider#/Search. You can also start at:(1)&n ...
|•|| CMS Tip Sheet - Calculating the Late Enrollment Penalty (2018 Revision)
What is the Part D late enrollment penalty? The late enrollment penalty is an amount that may be added to a person's monthly Part D premium. A person enrolled in a Medicare drug plan may owe a late e ...
|•|| Changes are coming for 2019 Medicare Part D plans: A few highlights from the 2019 final CMS Call Letter and Final Rule
Seniors, Medicare plan providers, and caregivers can expect a few changes in the 2019 Medicare Part D program. Below are a few highlights from the final 2019 Call Letter and a 1,156 page Medic ...
|•|| Looking toward 2019: CMS finalizes 2019 Medicare Part D standard drug plan coverage parameters
On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Rate Announcement and Call Letter that includes the finalized defined standard benefits for 2019 Medicare Pa ...
|•|| Why don't more people take advantage of the "5-Star" Medicare plan Special Enrollment Period in 2018?
Limited plan availability. "5 Star" Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans are available in only a few areas across the country. Currently, "5 Star" stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug ...
|•|| More than 6 million people can take advantage of the 2018 "5-Star" Medicare plan Special Enrollment Period.
More than 6 million people have access to 2018 Medicare Part D plans and Medicare Advantage plans with a 5-Star quality rating - and this means these people have the option of using a once-a-year Spec ...
|•|| Star Ratings for the 2018 Medicare Advantage Plans by Health Plan Type
Medicare uses information from member satisfaction surveys, plans, and health care providers to give overall performance star ratings to Medicare Advantage plans. These ratings are an incentive for Me ...
|•|| What is the 2018 standard Initial Coverage Limit and how does the ICL work?
The 2018 standard Initial Coverage Limit (ICL) is $3,750. The Initial Coverage Limit is the measured by the retail cost of your drug purchases and is used to determine when you leave your Medicare ...
|•|| What happens after the 2018 Out of Pocket Threshold (True Out of Pocket Cost or TrOOP limit) of $5,000 has been met?
This phase of your Medicare Part D coverage is called the Catastrophic Coverage phase and has the same cost-sharing for every Medicare Part D plan. For generics or preferred brand drugs tha ...
|•|| Your New Medicare Card: What you need to know!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing new Medicare cards to all 57.7 million Medicare beneficiaries starting April 2018 and continuing through April 2019*. As noted by CMS ...
|•|| How much money could I possibly save with the 2018 Donut Hole Discount?
About $2,809 - maybe even a little more depending on your Medicare Part D plan. However, your actual savings in the 2018 Donut Hole will depend on several things including: (1) How much you ...
|Selecting your Medicare plan|
|Star Ratings & Plan Quality|
|Annual Medicare plan changes|
|Late Enrollment Penalty|
|Your Formulary (Drug List)|
|Monthly formulary changes|
|Your Medicare plan coverage|
|Pharmacies & Providers|
|Changing Medicare plans|
|Special Enrollment Periods SEP|
|The Donut Hole or Coverage Gap|
|Donut Hole discounts|
|Straddle Claims and high costs|
|Out of Pocket: TrOOP and MOOP|
|Medicaid, LIS, & Extra Help|
|IRMAA - for Higher Incomes|
|Medicare Advantage plans MAPD|
|Medicare Supplements - Medigap|
|Medicare plan providers|
|Marketing Medicare products|
|General Medicare Part D PDP|
|Diabetes and Diabetic coverage|
|Your Health & Wellness|