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Medicare News 3/13/20 Medicare-related insurance and COVID-19
Not much to say here. Watch the video for important and timely info about how Medicare will be paying for this as well as other insurances in Ohio.
How Your Travel Plans Might Affect Your Medicare Decisions
If you are planning on traveling during retirement there may be things to consider about your Medicare coverage. Get the facts and be prepared by reading more about this topic here.
How to Budget for Healthcare after Retirement
Don’t overlook the importance of budgeting for healthcare after retirement. Here are some tips to ensure paying for healthcare is low on your list of concerns.
What Happens to My Medicare Supplement in 2020?
Changes coming to Medicare in 2020 could affect your supplement plan. Find out which new (and possibly old) supplement plans you're eligible for.
Medicare Fake News: Fishing Out the Scammers
Outsmart the scammers and shady sales agents that exist in the Medicare world! Classic Insurance & Financial Services tells you how.
What You Need to Know about Your Drug Plan and Advantage Plan for Next Year
If you collect the right information, you’ll know exactly which Medicare prescription drug plan and which Advantage Plan will be the right choices for you in 2020. Classic Insurance & Financial Services spells out the information you need to have in hand.
How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Medicare Eligibility
If you take the right steps, pre-existing conditions won't prevent you from being eligible for a Medicare supplement insurance plan. Classic Insurance & Financial Services shares the steps you need to take.
5 Things to Do BEFORE Announcing Your Retirement
Ready to retire? Make sure you take these important steps before you announce your retirement.
Q&A: Things I learned in AEP: Part 4 of 4: Costs are shifting
The last video in our series of things I learned: Costs are shifting, and not necessarily for the benefit of the client. And they aren't going down either.
Q&A: Things I learned this AEP Part 3 of 4: People are enrolling wrong
In part 3, we discuss the ways people are having difficulty enrolling themselves.
Q&A: Things I learned this AEP: (2/4) The Telemarketing is getting out of control!
For the second thing I learned, it is robocalling is getting INSANE! No one should be calling or robocalling you for Medicare advantage or Prescription Drug Plans. And if you are in Ohio, no one should be calling you about Medicare supplement insurance.
Q&A: Things I Learned This AEP (1 of 4): The Messaging is confusing
First of four videos about things I learned this year. Things you will find interesting.
News 5/14/18: Medicare.gov Gets a Redesign
Some news today says you Medicare is redesigning its Medicare.gov plan finder.
Can an Insurance Company Reject Me for Coverage?
This question stems from confusion over what Medicare's rules are and what the ACA's rules are. Hopefully this can address some of the confusion.
Q&A: Can I change my supplement mid-year?
It is a common misconception that in the states we serve, you must wait until the end of the calendar year to change your Medicare Supplemental Insurance. Here's what you need to know about when and how you can change this important coverage.
Q&A: What are some other examples of supplemental benefits
A new Q&A is up! This one is a fairly new question. But we are happy to answer it.
Q&A: Who has the best coverage for the lowest price?
Another common question. Probably the #1 question asked. At least, if they aren't asking, they're thinking about it.
Medicare News: 3/13/18: You're Getting A New Card!!
In news this week: Medicare gets ready to roll out new Medicare Cards for All!!
Q&A: My Pharmacy is Leaving the Network. How Can I Get my Drugs?
A question we were asked in one particular area during the last enrollment period. We wanted to put this out for all to see in case it comes up again.
Medicare News 2/16/18: Cost of Combo Drugs has Gone Up. What to do.
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.
Q&A: Can My Doctor Leave My Insurance Network?
Can a doctor change their network or drop your insurance? Find out here!
Q&A: My insurance company was just bought out. Is my coverage affected?
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.
Q&A: What is "Preventative Dental?" What is "Comprehensive Dental?" What does Medicare cover?
Our first video of 2018 is an answer to a frequent question we received last year. Dental: Preventative? Comprehensive? What's the difference?
Q&A: What are some things I can do on my own to resolve prescription drug payment issues?
What to do to resolve some prescription drug costs when they are unexpected.
Why didn't my supplement pay this bill?
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.
Q&A: How do I Know If or When I Enter the Donut Hole?
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.
Q&A: How do I pay my Medicare Premiums?
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.
Q&A: What is Medicare SELECT?
What is Medicare SELECT? In this video, we talk about the differences between a Medicare Supplement and Medicare SELECT.
Q&A: What is YOUR role? What do you do?
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?
Q&A: How hard is it to change insurance later on?
In this video, we answer the question of whether you can change insurance after you make your first choice.