Serving nearly 50 million people in the United States, Medicare is a health insurance plan for people who are age 65 or older, or who have been disabled for more than 24 months. Managed by the Federal Government through the Department of Health and Human Services within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, this…
Many veterans look at the Veteran's Health Benefit Program as if it is health insurance. The key thing to note is that VA benefits are not considered health insurance. What this means for veterans is that the services that you receive this year may decrease next year.
When you first turn 65, you become eligible for Medicare. At that time you must decide if you should sign up for Medicare Part B. If you elect to sign up for Medicare Part B then you enter into a one-time opportunity; the Medigap Enrollment Period. During that time, seniors can apply for Medigap insurance,…
Connect One Health offers a Calendar of Events for Seniors. These are the important dates of Medicare enrollment periods and for making changes to your Medicare plans.
Connect One Health highlights the upcoming cuts to the Medicare Program for 2015. The focus is about how changes in the Medicare program affect seniors today and retirees who are entering the Medicare Program tomorrow.
Connect One Health expands the argument around the voucher system for Medicare. This is a story about how time affects the cost of healthcare and the fees that seniors pay. Under the current system, Medicare is set up as a fee-for-service system.
Connect One Health reminds seniors that the 2015 Open Enrollment season has begun. This is the time to evaluate your current health insurance plan and also to compare the benefits of other plans.
Every year between October 15 and December 7, the number of senior fraud cases rise dramatically. Those dates are the Medicare Open Enrollment Period and represent a time when seniors are busy choosing health plans. People who target senior, do so all year long, but during the Medicare Open Enrollment period they are especially active.
Each year from October 15 through December 7 is the Medicare Open Enrollment period. This is an important period of time even for those seniors who are perfectly happy with their senior insurance plan. October 31 is the date each year when we are supposed to check the battery in our smoke detectors.
Signing up for Medicare can be a headache. There is just so much information to sort through that it all becomes tangled and messy. However, it does not have to be that way. In fact, the following tips will help you get it all sorted out quickly.