4 Things to Consider When Comparing Medicare Plans

Comparing Medicare health and prescription drug plans can be complicated. Keep in mind these 4 things to make your plan choice easier with the Medicare Plan Finder. Total cost for care. It’s important to think about your total out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, maximums, and drug costs, that you’ll pay with a Medicare health or drug plan. When you compare plans with Medicare Plan Finder, …

These Free State Programs Help Millions of Seniors Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment Each year

By Rachel Christian Last Modified: October 16, 2020 7 min read time This page features9 Cited Research Articles Each year from October 15 to December 7, current Medicare recipients get a chance to evaluate and make changes to their health care and drug coverage. This annual opportunity is known as the open enrollment period. But navigating this process without guidance can be complicated, …

Governor Whitmer Announces $1 Million Investment to Contact 1 Million Michiganders and Help Those Who May Have Lost Health Insurance in 2020 Get Covered

Media Contact: Laura Hall, (517) 290-3779, halll17@michigan.gov Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442, Michigan.gov/DIFS complaints   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2020 (LANSING, MI) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the state is investing more than $1 million and will contact more than 1 million Michiganders to help those who may have lost health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic get covered. There are a …

Avoid the Part D late enrollment penalty-keep creditable prescription drug coverage

Do you have creditable prescription drug coverage? It’s drug coverage that’s expected to pay, on average, at least as much as Medicare’s standard prescription drug coverage. It could be drug coverage you get from a current or former employer or union, or from TRICARE, the Indian Health Service, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you don’t have creditable coverage, …

Medicare Open Enrollment

Now is the time to shop for your Medicare 2021 Prescription Plan… Save money and get the best coverage! If you have Medicare, you can choose a new plan during open enrollment. Coverage begins January 1 Open Enrollment October 15 – December 7 It’s worth it to take the time to compare A local MMAP Counselor can: • Help you …

Get All Your Federal Benefit Payments in One Account Using Direct Payment

Posted on September 3, 2020 by Joanne Gasparini, Associate Commissioner of the Office of Financial Policy and Operations Direct deposit is the safest and most convenient way to receive your benefit payment. In 2013, the Department of the Treasury issued a mandate to move away from checks as a method to deliver federal benefit payments. Since then, almost 99 percent …

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Period October 15 • December 7 During this open enrollment period, Medicare health and drug plan options may be reviewed. A local MMAP Counselor can help you sign up for a new Medicare Plan. Explore Medicare options with a MMAP counselor. You can speak to a MMAP counselor via phone or video chat. For more information and …

Medicare open enrollment is coming up. Three steps to save money this fall

Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans and Part D prescription coverage starts on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. • Resist the temptation to automatically reenroll in the plan you have. Doctors and networks can change. Failure to keep up with these changes could lead to higher costs. • Every September, plans send out an “annual notice of change” …

Make sure you’re protected from hepatitis

Hepatitis viruses cause more than 5,000 deaths each year in the U.S., and that number keeps growing. Fortunately, Medicare coverage can help keep you protected from Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, the most common types of hepatitis in the United States. Hepatitis B and C viruses spread through contact with blood or other body fluids of an infected person. These …

Help fight Medicare fraud

Note: Stay alert for fraud during the coronavirus national emergency. Con artists like to take advantage of people when they’re distracted. Con artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. Medicare fraud results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone. Protect yourself from Medicare fraud. …