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CMS News – Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Today!

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Today Individuals with Medicare can shop for high quality health and drug plans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the beginning of the Medicare Open Enrollment period where people with Medicare can shop for a Medicare Advantage (MA) or Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) for 2016. The Medicare Open Enrollment period happens every …

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Medicare Drug Plan Enrollees Would Face Average 13 Percent Premium Increase Unless They Switch Plans During Open Enrollment, New Analysis Finds

Second Analysis Finds Modest Shifts in Medicare Advantage Plan Options When Medicare’s 2016 open enrollment begins Oct. 15, current enrollees in stand-alone Medicare Part D plans are projected to face an average 13 percent increase in premiums if they remain in their current plan for 2016, a new analysis finds. Medicare Part D: A First Look at Plan Offerings in …

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Fraud Prevention Toolkit

From Medicare.gov Fraud Prevention Toolkit CMS Fraud Prevention Initiative The federal government has made important strides in reducing fraud, waste and improper payments across the government. Over the last five years, these efforts have resulted in more than $25 billion returned to the Medicare Trust Fund from people who attempted to defraud seniors and taxpayers. The Affordable Care Act provided …

Protect yourself!

Please click this link to watch a video and learn how to protect yourself from Medicare fraud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iByQfda5PMo

Medicare Part D is coming up!

Many people are still working when they’re first eligible for Medicare, and they need to decide if they should get Medicare Part B coverage. Those newly eligible for Medicare who are still working or have employer coverage have important decisions to make. It’s important they understand how and when to enroll, as well as the consequences of not enrolling. Those …

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Medicare Costs the Same in 2016

Medicare Advantage premiums remain stable; enrollment at all-time high Seniors and people with disabilities will have continued access to a wide range of Medicare health and drug plans in 2016 Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Advantage premiums will remain stable and more enrollees will have access to higher quality plans while, for a …

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Go Paperless With “Medicare & You”

Did you know you can read the red, white and blue “Medicare & You handbook” right on your smart phone, computer or tablet? Visit Medicare.gov to find all of the same information online you’re used to seeing in your printed handbook. Learn what’s new, get Medicare costs, and find out what Medicare covers. Even better, we update the handbook information on the …

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Medicare and Medicaid: Keeping Us Healthy for 50 Years It’s easy to forget that before 1966, roughly half of all seniors were uninsured, living in fear that the high cost of health care could propel not only them, but their families, into poverty. . Few of us remember that not that long ago, far too many disabled people, families with …