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Your Medicare Costs in 2020
Monday, Dec 16, 2019

As we head into the new year, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare premiums, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs will be in 2020. Each year, Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payment rates are adjusted according to the Social Security Act. For 2020, the Medicare Part B monthly...

Medicare: Get Free Help
Friday, Oct 14, 2016

When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take time to fix. However, it’s sometimes a Medicare beneficiary who found my number somewhere and called for some basic help in understanding their coverage....

Review Your Medicare Coverage
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

Sometime in late October, I’ll host the 12th Annual Friends of Elaine Kortzeborn Medicare Open Enrollment Party. Every year since 2005, I’ve helped a dozen or so my mom’s buddies review their Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance and make sure it still works for them. At first, I ran into...

Your Medicare Rights
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal. An appeal is the action you can take if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision by Medicare or your Medicare health plan. For example, you can appeal if Medicare or your plan denies: * A request for a health...

Healthcare for End of Life
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. Because I work in healthcare, I have an all-too-vivid recognition of the perils that can befall someone in her situation. So, posted on her kitchen bulletin board is a bright pink sheet of paper...

Finding a Nursing Home
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Are you looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one? People go to nursing homes for different reasons. They may be sick or hurt and require ongoing nursing care. They may have had surgery and need time to recuperate. Or they may have chronic care needs or disabilities that make long-term nursing...

Welcome to Medicare
Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Have you recently enrolled in Medicare, or will you do so in the near future? If so, let me be the first to say, welcome! What should your first step be as a new Medicare beneficiary? I recommend taking advantage of the “Welcome to Medicare” preventive-care benefit. During the first 12 months that...

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