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Medicare News 3/13/20 Medicare-related insurance and COVID-19

By Elie Harriett   |  March 13, 2020

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.

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Q&A: Things I learned in AEP: Part 4 of 4: Costs are shifting

By Elie Harriett   |  January 21, 2019

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.

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Q&A: Things I learned this AEP Part 3 of 4: People are enrolling wrong

By Elie Harriett   |  January 11, 2019

In part 3, we discuss the ways people are having difficulty enrolling themselves.

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Q&A: Things I learned this AEP: (2/4) The Telemarketing is getting out of control!

By Elie Harriett   |  January 2, 2019

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.

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Q&A: Things I Learned This AEP (1 of 4): The Messaging is confusing

By Elie Harriett   |  December 26, 2018

First of four videos about things I learned this year. Things you will find interesting.

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News 5/14/18: Gets a Redesign

By Elie Harriett   |  May 14, 2018

Some news today says you Medicare is redesigning its plan finder.

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Can an Insurance Company Reject Me for Coverage?

By Elie Harriett   |  May 1, 2018

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.

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Q&A: Who has the best coverage for the lowest price?

By Elie Harriett   |  March 17, 2018

Another common question. Probably the #1 question asked. At least, if they aren't asking, they're thinking about it.

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Medicare News: 3/13/18: You're Getting A New Card!!

By Elie Harriett   |  March 13, 2018

In news this week: Medicare gets ready to roll out new Medicare Cards for All!!

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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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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 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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Your Medicare Number: What Do Those Letters Mean?

By Elie Harriett   |  February 4, 2016

One of the things that perplex our clients most are the letters on a client's Medicare card. Here's a brief description of the most common Medicare numbers and what the letters mean.

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Some Projected Medicare Costs for 2016: A Moment of Clarity and Sanity

By Elie Harriett   |  August 6, 2015

The Medicare Trustee Report was recently published and shows some high increases for several Medicare costs going into 2016. This explains what the costs are projected to be at this time, and who it might affect. And why most people shouldn't panic.

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