Tag: Medicare

Why Am I Receiving A Medicare Part D Late Enrollment Penalty?

UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I have received a notice from CMS (Medicare) saying they do not have record of me having prescription drug coverage that...

America Get Prepared! Hurricane Season Starts June 1

UNITED STATES—Toni: In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey absolutely devastated my wife. Now, her 84-year-old mother is living in an assisted living facility, and we...

Married Vs. Domestic Partner With Employer Benefits, Delaying Medicare Part B

UNITED STATES—Toni, my problem is different than most couples that I read about in your weekly Medicare column. I am finding out that my...

Rules Of Medicare And Social Security Confuse Even HR Departments

UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I am a HR Manager for a local oil service company and have a question about an employee. He is turning...

Frequently Asked Toni Says Medicare Questions

UNITED STATES—This week’s Toni Says Medicare column has a different twist and consists of frequently asked Medicare questions from Toni Says® readers around the...

Turning 65… Help Me Enroll In Medicare With SSA.gov!!

UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: I am turning 65 in June and am not working full-time with employer benefits. I was surprised when I called Social...

Can A Clinical Trial Prescription Drug Avoid The Donut Hole?

UNITED STATES—Toni: I turn 65 in May and am covered by my wife’s employer group health insurance. I am fighting stage 3 kidney cancer...

Can Mom Qualify For Home Healthcare?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: Help!!! My mother-in-law is 85 and lives in an independent living facility on her own. After a hospitalization in November, she...

Can Enrolling In COBRA Cause A Medicare Penalty?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I lost my job in September 2020 due to COVID layoffs in the oil industry and my wife and I are...

Self-Employed With Retiree Benefits…Why Do I Need Part B??

UNITED STATES—Good day, Toni: We saw your answer about Medicare Part B in an article online and our situation is different. My wife and...