Tag: penalty

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...

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...

Medicare Part D Penalty Costs What??

UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I made a terrible mistake last April when I was no longer covered by my employer group health plan due to...

“Still Working…” Magic Words For Enrolling In Medicare Part B Correctly!!

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I am losing the battle with Social Security about me and my wife enrolling in Medicare Part B since I am...

Should A Veteran Using VA Enroll In Medicare Part B?

UNITED STATES—Toni: My husband is a Korean War Veteran and never enrolled in Medicare Part B because he uses the VA, close to where...

Harsher Penalties Against Illegal Sideshows

SAN FRANCISCO—The city of San Francisco proposed implementing harsher penalties against illegal sideshows in order to crack down on illegal sideshows and implement harsher...

Enrolled In Part B…Receiving Part D Penalty…Why?

UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I turned 65 in August 2018, continued to work full-time with company benefits, until I was laid off on May 10...

Past 65 And Receiving The Medicare Part B Penalty…Why?

UNITED STATES─ Toni: My Medicare Part B enrollment nightmare began when I was laid off from my job on March 10. I was given...

Laid Off…Turn 65 April 30 What Do I Do?

UNITED STATES─Toni: I need your help to enroll in Medicare because I will turn 65 on April 30th. On April 10th, I was laid...