Only 6 Days Left to Enroll for Medicare

Only 6 Days Left to Enroll for Medicare Don’t Miss Out on Your Coverage! If you’re eligible for Medicare, you have only 6 days left to enroll in Part B and Part D coverage. This is the final chance to enroll in these plans for 2024. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait…

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Cigma & Humana Merger

Cigma & Humana Merger Cigna and Humana are two of the largest health insurance companies in the United States. In December 2022, they announced plans to merge, creating a company with over 150 million members and $200 billion in annual revenue. The merger is expected to close in 2023, pending regulatory approval. Benefits of the…

Ozempic Could Face Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

Ozempic Could Face Medicare Drug Price Negotiations Ozempic, a popular injectable medication for type 2 diabetes, is likely to be subject to Medicare drug price negotiations in the near future. The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in 2022, empowered the federal government to negotiate the prices of up to 10 high-cost Medicare Part B drugs starting…

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Medicare Must-Do Before the Holidays

Medicare Must-Do Before the Holidays The holidays are a time for family, friends, and good cheer. But they can also be a time of stress, especially for those on Medicare. With so many things to do, it can be easy to forget about your Medicare coverage. That’s why it’s important to take some time before…

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The History of Medicare

The History of Medicare Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people aged 65 and over, as well as people with certain disabilities. It was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Medicare is the largest health insurance program in the United States, covering over 63 million people. The History of…

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Group Medicare: An Alternative to Traditional Medicare

Group Medicare: An Alternative to Traditional Medicare Medicare is a health insurance program for people ages 65 and older, as well as people with certain disabilities. It is a federal program, but it is administered by private insurance companies. There are two main parts of Medicare: Part A: Hospital insurance Part B: Medical insurance Medicare also offers…

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Medicare’s Exclusion Of Weight-Loss Drug Coverage

Medicare’s Exclusion Of Weight-Loss Drug Coverage For many individuals struggling with obesity, weight loss drugs have emerged as a beacon of hope, offering a potential pathway to improved health and well-being. However, for Medicare beneficiaries, accessing these medications can be an uphill battle, as Medicare’s Part D prescription drug coverage explicitly excludes weight-loss drugs. Unraveling…

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Embracing the Holiday Spirit: Medicare Leave Of Absence

Embracing the Holiday Spirit: Medicare Leave Of Absence The holiday season is a time for cherished traditions, family gatherings, and creating lasting memories. For many older adults residing in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), the festive spirit can evoke a desire to participate in these heartwarming celebrations. Fortunately, Medicare, the federal health insurance program for individuals…

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New To Medicare?

New to Medicare? If you are new to Medicare, there are a few things you need to know. Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 and older, and people with certain disabilities. It is important to sign up for Medicare on time to avoid late enrollment penalties. Here are some steps you…