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Medicare for All

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Medicare News, Medigap Plans, News | Comments Off on Medicare for All

Medicare for All

There is a new Analysis showing that “Medicare for All” can cover everyone; and at the same time cut costs. California’s (SB 562) is showing it would cut back on state spending for healthcare by nearly 20% in a new financial analysis as well as polls showing 7 of 10 voters would support a universal coverage plane. Not only are new polls showing it would be very popular, the California’s single payer bill known as the “The Healthy California Act.”  This bill would also cut costs when providing coverage for all. This was the conclusion...

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Medicare Identity Theft

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Medicare News, Medigap Plans, News | Comments Off on Medicare Identity Theft

Medicare Identity Theft

Finally, Identity Theft Risk is being fixed in Medicare The government continues to use Social Security’s sensitive digits as a main identifier for almost 58 million Medicare recipients. Even though it has been years since these numbers have been used on private health insurance cards or driver’s licenses. Next spring this is going to finally start to change when Medicare is going to start sending out the cards which are to replace Social security numbers with a new number that is randomly generated as your new beneficiary identifier. An...

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How Much Will Medicare Cost in 2018

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Medicare News, Medigap Plans, News | Comments Off on How Much Will Medicare Cost in 2018

How Much Will Medicare Cost in 2018

2018 Medicare premiums are determined by 2016 tax returns. Surcharge for high income are based on next year’s new brackets. As older clients prepare documents to file 2016’s federal income taxes, note that the bottom line should be paid attention too on their tax return. The 2016’s adjusted gross income and tax exempt interest income will determine the following year’s Medicare premiums. Numerous beneficiaries for Medicare will find it surprising that some Medicare premiums surcharges will change for high income retirees in 2018. Basically,...

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Does Medicare Cover Viagra?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Medicare News, Medigap Plans, News | Comments Off on Does Medicare Cover Viagra?

Does Medicare Cover Viagra?

Viagra which was created for treating erectile dysfunction; is something the becomes more common among men as they get older. The fact is that the same age group of men eligible for Medicare is the same age of most men who need Viagra. Medicare does not cover cost for Viagra except for specific situations which is a shame since many men are on a fixed income and Viagra is expensive. However, there are some options for getting help to pay for Viagra and there could be more in the future. Original Medicare Coverage Medicare Part A and Part B by...

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