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Elevance BubbleMassage Rising Wall Bath with Included Right-Hand Drain and Installed Grab Bar | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Medicare Supplement F

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Medicare Supplement F | Medigap Info | Scoop.it
If you answer yes to any of the five questions below, Medicare Supplement F, could be beneficial to you.

Do you anticipate the need to see your physician more than two or three times a year?
Will you have a need for ongoing treatments or medication regimens?
It is important for you to be able to budget for any potential health expenses in a given year?
Do you favor the idea of having no co-payments or deductibles to satisfy?
Are you using a physician that you're comfortable with and would prefer to continue using?

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The Top Ten Worst Things in Obamacare

The Top Ten Worst Things in Obamacare | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

6. Medicare payment cuts. $575 billion in payment reductions to Medicare providers and Medicare Advantage plans will cause more and more physicians to stop seeing Medicare patients, exacerbating access problems.

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Obamacare, SCOTUS and Medicare Part D

Part of Obamacare requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide a 50% discount on brand name prescriptions...

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President Obama's Abuse Of Power - Forbes

President Obama's Abuse Of Power - Forbes | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

As a consequence, the Congressional Budget Office estimates the nearly 5 million senior citizens will be forced to switch from Medicare Advantage to Medigap plans. As the nation’s largest provider of Medigap policies, AARP will benefit directly.

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Archived-Articles: AARP's ObamaCare Endgame Revealed

Archived-Articles: AARP's ObamaCare Endgame Revealed | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

We now have a clear picture of the treachery in which AARP has engaged since President Obama took office. The Daily Caller reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted Medigap policy sellers, including the American Association of Retired Persons, exemption from ObamaCare-mandated federal supervision of insurance premium hikes.

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How Does Obamacare Affect Medicare Supplement Insurance?

How Does Obamacare Affect Medicare Supplement Insurance? | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

During the first 6 months of eligibility for Medicare, each person is guaranteed approval of a Medigap policy regardless of their health. That is called your Initial Enrollment Period. If you enroll in Medigap during this period, not only is your acceptance guaranteed, the insurance company is required to waive any pre-existing condition clauses.

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Medigap Medicare Supplement Health Insurance Plans

Medigap Medicare Supplement Health Insurance Plans | Medigap Info | Scoop.it
The primary qualification requirement for Medigap plans is that the covered individual must already be enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A and B). Medigap plans are not available for seniors in Medicare Advantage programs.

Medigap is a Medicare Supplemental health insurance policy sold by private insurance companies, designed to fill in the gaps that original Medicare won’t cover. How much and which services are determined by the type of policy you’ve chosen.

There are a dozen different Medigap plans available, including the new Plan N. All plans have different coverage for gap items, but all Medigap plans must provide the minimum coverage established by Medicare.

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5 Medigap Myths You Don’t Want To Fall For » Medicare Solutions Blog

5 Medigap Myths You Don’t Want To Fall For » Medicare Solutions Blog | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

Many people are unsure how Medigap plans work in conjunction with original Medicare and there are certainly a few myths that have been created as a result.

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Medigap Plans - A Few Things You Might Not Know

Can you switch plans?  Will rates increase?  What will it pay for?  Am I eligible?

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AARP Betrays Members and Supports Obamacare in Return for Political Favors | Baby Boomer Gold

AARP Betrays Members and Supports Obamacare in Return for Political Favors | Baby Boomer Gold | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

AARP has been given an exemption by the federal government, in exchange for promoting Obama’s healthcare reform. The exemption allows AARP to increase the rates for Medigap insurance policies without rate reviews.

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Please Stop Confusing Medicare Advantage with Medigap: Plus, Neither is Affected by Obamacare | Thom Hartmann - News & info from the #1 progressive radio show

Please Stop Confusing Medicare Advantage with Medigap: Plus, Neither is Affected by Obamacare | Thom Hartmann - News & info from the #1 progressive radio show | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

I just got off the phone with Medicare.

Upshot:

 

1. Obamacare has no provisions, now or in the future, to assist seniors with either Medicare Advantage plans or Medigap plans.

 

2. Medicare Advantage plans are not the same thing as Medigap plans.

 

Medigap plans are supplemental insurance plans to pay the 20% of medical bills Medicare doesn't pick up.

 

With Medicare Advantage, by contrast, Medicare beneficiaries have "the option to receive their Medicare benefits through private health insurance plans, instead of through the original Medicare plan (Parts A and B).

 

There's a big difference between the two. But Thom continually confuses Medicare Advantage with Medigap. In any case, according to my Medicare agent, Obamacare will not affect either plan.

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AARP's Hidden Agenda--Boost MediGap Insurance

AARP's Hidden Agenda--Boost MediGap Insurance | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

While AARP wants to be known as an advocacy group for older people, it is first and foremost an insurance vendor. Members might be surprised that in fact their fees constitute but a small fraction of AARP’s income. In 2009, AARP took in just under $1.4 billion in revenues; membership dues contributed only $246 million of the total.

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Obamacare doesn’t stop Medigap providers, AARP partners from discriminating against seniors

Obamacare doesn’t stop Medigap providers, AARP partners from discriminating against seniors | Medigap Info | Scoop.it
The Daily Caller has learned that Democratic lawmakers omitted a section of Obamacare in the summer of 2009 that would have stopped Medigap plan providers, including American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) partners, from discriminating against seniors with pre-existing conditions.

 

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Medicare Premiums - A Crock or a Lock?

Medicare Premiums - A Crock or a Lock? | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

You are wrong because my wife and I both pay separate Medicare premiums based on our joint AGI and we are paying more (at least for this year) per month than we were paying under the employer’s coverage which was a group plan.

 

Factor that also into all the Medicare premiums that we have been paying over the years that we have been employed and that we are really not at this point in time big users of health care.

 

My point stands, the well off pay much more into Medicare and are likely not big beneficiaries.

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High Deductible Medicare Supplement Plan F

High Deductible Medicare Supplement Plan F | Medigap Info | Scoop.it

A sometimes forgotten alternative to the plan F is the High Deductible Plan F. The high F provides the exact same benefits as a standard F plan except it has a $2076 dollar yearly deductible. The High F plan can be a less costly alternative for individuals that are in good health.

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