Tag: Medicare

What Is A Medicare Supplement Guaranteed Issue Plan?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I have decided to retire when I turn 65 in January and will need to enroll in Medicare Parts A and...

Is Medicare Or Part D Drug Plan More Important When Retiring?

UNITED STATES—Toni: I am retiring January 1 and am beginning to search for the right Medicare option for me and my wife, who is...

How To Avoid A Medicare Part D Penalty!!

UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I retired in April and had a telemarketing agent help me find a Medicare Supplement which began May 1, 2022. No...

Ins And Outs Of Medicare’s “Lifetime Reserve Days”

UNITED STATES—Toni: Can you explain why a hospital employee from the medical claims division asked my husband Greg to sign a form stating that...

Does Medicare Pay For Diabetic Supplies?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I am diabetic and I order my diabetic supplies from a mail-order program through my employer benefits. Recently, I have been...

What Is a Medicare Special Enrollment Period?

UNITED STATES— Special Enrollment Period (SEP) This is a period when one is given a chance to join or even make changes to his/her Medicare coverage...

How To Keep The Donut Hole From Getting You!!

UNITED STATES—Toni: Last year, my mother got into the “donut hole” in October. I can see from the Part D statement she receives that...

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...