Medicare Q & A | PBS NewsHour

This article addresses many of the common Medicare enrollment questions: Why later enrollment in supplemental Medicare can cause problems | PBS NewsHour I particularly like this advice regarding Medicare supplement plan selection… The best plan for you depends on how much you have to spend and how comprehensive you want your Medigap plan to be. […]

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 Medicare Advantage do-over period lasts until March 31 

From the Colorado Division of Insurance: Consumer Advisory: Medicare Advantage do-over period lasts until March 31 | Department of Regulatory Agencies Allowed Changes: If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan. You can disenroll from your Medicare Advantage Plan and return to Original Medicare. If you choose to […]

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ACA Plans: High Claim Denial Rates

A study from the Kaiser Foundation, not to be confused with Kaiser health insurance, shows an average of 19% of initial in-network claims are denied in the individual market. Very few denials are appealed and only 14% of appeals result in a change in the claim results… In this report, we analyze transparency data released […]

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What does Medicare cover?

There’s an app for that : Medicare’s What’s Covered App Review – iMedicalApps The primary focus for the app is on the common “what’s covered” preventive services questions. For example, the app will give patients rapid answers to whether or not a mammogram is covered and how frequently they can get them. The app contains […]

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Medicare Clients: Beware Genetic Testing Scan

Here is a warning from United Healthcare.

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Resetting Your Connect for Health Password

Can’t access your account at Connect for Health Colorado? They have special options built into their phone tree just for you. Here are the steps: Call Connect for Health at 855.752.6749 Select options #2 (existing customer) Select option #1 (Password reset) Select option #1 for reset using automated system, select option #2 to speak with […]

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Buying Term Life Insurance Buys Peace of Mind

It’s not a lot of fun, but purchasing life insurance should be part of your “adulting” experience.

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Vitamin C breakthrough: The key to controlling Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure could be in your cupboard

Seems like a good cost/benefit tradeoff – Vitamin C breakthrough: The key to controlling Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure could be in your cupboard Deakin University researchers have found 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily can lower elevated blood sugar levels in people with the condition. In a landmark trial that’s been a decade in […]

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Future Parkinson’s Pandemic?

From Science Alert: Scientists Are Warning of a Future Parkinson’s Pandemic, And We Can No Longer Ignore It The growing problem isn’t limited to Parkinson’s disease. Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is also expected to skyrocket with our ageing population, as more of us survive long enough to see our aged bodies burdened with conditions few […]

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As Democrats Talk Single Payer, Private Medicare Advantage Soars

Medicare Advantage popularity continues to increase –  As Democrats Talk Single Payer, Private Medicare Advantage Soars Health insurers are reporting unprecedented growth in the number of seniors flocking to private Medicare Advantage plans amid talk of a single payer government-run approach that could uproot such coverage. Medicare Advantage (MA) plans replace traditional Medicare (typically plus a […]

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