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Medicare News 2/16/18: Cost of Combo Drugs has Gone Up. What to do.

By Elie Harriett   |  February 16, 2018

A new feature: Medicare news and some commentary on how you can protect yourselves. This one is about an article that a combo drug has gone up by 2000% and the things you can do to protect yourselves.

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Q&A: Can My Doctor Leave My Insurance Network?

By Elie Harriett   |  February 5, 2018

Can a doctor change their network or drop your insurance? Find out here!

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Q&A: My insurance company was just bought out. Is my coverage affected?

By Elie Harriett   |  January 22, 2018

A question we never expected to get. But due to some industry changes, we got it a number of times this year. Here is the answer we gave whenever we were asked about it.

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Q&A: What is "Preventative Dental?" What is "Comprehensive Dental?" What does Medicare cover?

By Elie Harriett   |  January 8, 2018

Our first video of 2018 is an answer to a frequent question we received last year. Dental: Preventative? Comprehensive? What's the difference?

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Q&A: What are some things I can do on my own to resolve prescription drug payment issues?

By Elie Harriett   |  September 11, 2017

What to do to resolve some prescription drug costs when they are unexpected.

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Why didn't my supplement pay this bill?

By Elie Harriett   |  August 11, 2017

In this video, we go over the basic steps to getting a billing issue resolved. We all get bills we were not expecting and this is the start of our process of how to resolve them.

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Q&A: How do I Know If or When I Enter the Donut Hole?

By Elie Harriett   |  July 14, 2017

In this video, we discuss how you find out of you have entered the coverage gap of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans or if there are other areas of concern to check out.

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Q&A: How do I pay my Medicare Premiums?

By Elie Harriett   |  June 21, 2017

This week, we discuss the methods for paying your premiums. All premiums, including Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare advantage, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part D, and even the IRMAA.

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Q&A: What is Medicare SELECT?

By Elie Harriett   |  June 12, 2017

What is Medicare SELECT? In this video, we talk about the differences between a Medicare Supplement and Medicare SELECT.

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Q&A: What is YOUR role? What do you do?

By Elie Harriett   |  May 30, 2017

What's my job? Why do I have it? Do you need to use me, or any other agent? If not, why should you consider it?

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Q&A: How hard is it to change insurance later on?

By Elie Harriett   |  May 15, 2017

In this video, we answer the question of whether you can change insurance after you make your first choice.

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Q&A: Can I keep my gym membership if I change insurance?

By Elie Harriett   |  May 5, 2017

Can you keep your gym membership if you change insurance?

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Q&A: What are some things I can do to reduce the cost of drugs?

By Elie Harriett   |  April 21, 2017

What to do if the drug prices, even with a prescription drug plan, are too high.

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Q&A: Why am I paying so much for insurance?

By Elie Harriett   |  April 3, 2017

This is a very sensitive question and I did my best to answer it.

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Website Q&A: My employer is providing retirement medical coverage. What are some things to look for?

By Elie Harriett   |  March 22, 2017

Our monthly bonus question: What are some things to consider when comparing employer coverage to individual coverage for retirement medical plans?

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Q&A: What's the difference between a deductible, co-insurance, and co-payment?

By Elie Harriett   |  March 7, 2017

In this week's Q&A, we discuss what a deductible, co-insurance, and co-payment is. And we also answer the question why they are in your insurance.

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Q&A: Do Brands Matter

By Elie Harriett   |  March 1, 2017

Does the name of the insurance company matter when picking a medicare supplement? Here we go into the details.

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Q&A: What is Medicare's Recovery Options?

By Elie Harriett   |  February 20, 2017

If you need to recover, what does Medicare pay for?

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Q&A: Will my insurance work if I am out of state visiting my children?

By Elie Harriett   |  February 6, 2017

Here's a question we get asked a lot: what happens when you leave the state. Will your health insurance work or not?

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Q&A: Why pay for a supplement when there are $0 options and I only see a doctor once a year?

By Elie Harriett   |  January 12, 2017

Another question from our ever evolving line of Q&A's.

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Reminder: Annual Election Period Begins Today

By Elie Harriett   |  October 1, 2016

Just a quick reminder to all our readers that the time to begin looking for new Medicare begins today. Contact us for assistance in learning about the plans available to you for next year.

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Do I Change My Insurance? A Guide for Surviving This Year's Enrollment Period

By Elie Harriett   |  September 23, 2016

Every year, Medicare gives you the opportunity to change certain insurance plans. But do you need to act? Here's a handy guide on what you should look at this year.

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Medicare's Coverage of Preventative Services

By Elie Harriett   |  August 17, 2016

Brief description of how Medicare covers some commonly requested preventative services.

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Drug Costs Too High?

August 3, 2016

Some ways you can reduce your Prescription Drug costs.

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Diabetes and Medicare: What is Covered and How?

By Elie Harriett   |  July 20, 2016

One of the most expensive diseases affecting older Americans today is diabetes. Learn about what Medicare pays for and how to get more information.

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Medicare and Health Insurance: The Traveller's Dilemma

By Elie Harriett   |  June 29, 2016

Will your insurance work when you travel? Good question. Here's the ins and outs of using your insurance when you go out of town.

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Medicare and the ACA's "Minimum Essential Coverage"

By Elie Harriett   |  June 20, 2016

How does Medicare meet the ACA's requirement of Minimum Essential Coverage? This brief article explains.

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Find a Doc

By Elie Harriett   |  June 2, 2016

When you are sick, the key to getting better is having a great doctor. Here is some information on selecting a doctor based on the insurance you have.

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