Beginning January 1, 2013 Oregonians with Medicare supplement policies (also known as Medigap policies) will be able to shop for a guaranteed issue (without medical underwriting, and the company must accept you) replacement plan for the first thirty days of your birthday month each year. In the past, beneficiaries typically stayed with the company that [...]
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Posted in Medicare on Nov 29th, 2012
The Medicare Advantage 2013 calendar year Annual Enrollment Period ends on December 7,2012. You can compare plans and enroll online at www.medicare.gov The Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program (SHIBA) has provided these tips for comparing plans: Find your insurance cards: You may need your red, white, and blue Medicare card to review benefit [...]
Medicare Open enrollment starts on November 15th, and the 2011 plan information is available on the www.medicare.gov website now. Oregon 2011 Medicare Fast Facts • 32 Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) available • 85% of people with Medicare have prescription drug coverage (including 64% with Part D) • 27% of people with Part D get [...]
Posted in Medicare on Nov 16th, 2009
It’s that time of year, and it’s more important than ever to review your plan to ensure you are getting the best value and minimizing your total cost based on your specific health care services and prescription drugs used. The Oregonian has a good Oregon Medicare overview and resource guide, courtesy of Brent Hunsberger. You [...]
Plans Change. People Change. Shop and Compare. All people with Medicare should: · Review the 2009 costs for their current drug and health plan. Look at premium, co-pays and deductibles. · Compare the cost and coverage to other plans in their area. Check to see if the plan covers their medicines, works with their pharmacy [...]