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Preparing for Future Health Care Needs

Apr 29, 2024

You might assume that your family would be able to make your health care decisions for you if you were to become incapacitated. However, this isn’t always the case. Your family may not agree on what’s best, or important decisions could fall to your providers instead. This is why it’s important for you to plan ahead. In this blog, learn about advance directives, living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney to help ensure that decisions made on your behalf meet your needs and preferences.
Appealing End of Care

Jan 24, 2024

If you’re receiving care in a hospital or non-hospital setting, you may be told that your Medicare will no longer pay for your care and that you will be discharged. You have the right to file a fast appeal if you feel that continued care is medically necessary. There are separate processes for hospital and non-hospital appeals. Non-hospital care includes care from a skilled nursing facility, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility, hospice, or home health agency. Be aware that at each level of appeal there is a separate timeframe for when you must file the appeal and when you’ll receive a decision. Make sure to file each appeal in a timely manner or your appeal may not be considered.
Part D Appeals

Nov 21, 2023

Sometimes a Part D plan won’t cover a medication that you need. This blog covers what you can do if this happens.
Protecting Yourself from Marketing Violations

Sep 25, 2023

During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, you will likely experience more marketing from private Medicare plans, like Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D plans. Companies try to reach consumers in various ways, like television commercials, radio ads, events, mailings, phone calls, and texts. The government has rules, though, to protect you from forceful or misleading marketing. Knowing the rules and red flags can help you make the best choices for yourself during Open Enrollment.
Talking to Your Doctor

Mar 24, 2023

It is important to work with your doctor to ensure you get the best health care possible. This blog covers how you can build an effective relationship with your doctor and make the most of your visits.
Medicare Enrollment Periods

Jan 24, 2023

You can only enroll in Medicare or make changes to your Medicare during certain times of the year. In this blog post we review these enrollment periods, so you can make the most of them.
Choosing Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

Aug 1, 2022

It is important to understand your Medicare coverage choices and to pick your coverage carefully. Here we’ll look at one important choice—choosing between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan.
Medicare Grievances, Complaints, and Beneficiary Resources

Mar 28, 2022

Things don’t always go according to plan. When unforeseen challenges or mistakes occur with your Medicare, it is helpful to know where to voice your concerns and who can help.
Troubleshooting Medicare Coverage Problems

Jun 30, 2021

In this blog post, we will discuss helpful strategies to avoid experiencing Medicare issues. We will also review ways to identify and solve the problems that do come up.
Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Appeals

May 28, 2021

In this blog post we discuss how to file an appeal with Original Medicare or your Medicare Advantage Plan.

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