Category Archives: Oregon Senior Health & Life Insurance

How to Request a Medicare Replacement Card

With AEP coming up in October, this could be an issue for some consumers now that new cards have been sent out over the past several months. Just look over the information below for a helpful guide on what to … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Hospital Networks: How Much Do They Vary?

This report takes an in-depth look at Medicare Advantage plans’ hospital networks. The analysis draws upon data from 409 Medicare Advantage plans serving beneficiaries in 20 diverse counties that … Source: Medicare Advantage Hospital Networks: How Much Do They Vary?

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Why some medicare beneficiaries may pay more with MACRA

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) changes the way Medicare calculates payment models and helps streamline systems. These changes affect many aspects of the Medicare system, including the Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). Since 2007, IRMAA … Continue reading

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What you need to know about MACRA and Medicare

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, is impacting Medicare beneficiaries, doctors, and hospitals. Although MACRA has several components, the most important is its establishment of new ways to pay physicians who work with Medicare beneficiaries.  … Continue reading

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P&C Agents and Financial Advisors. How can you assist your clients with Medicare coverage?

Planning for Financial & Property coverage concerns involves much more than making smart choices among stocks and mutual funds and the type of policy you need to cover your client’s important assets. Your clients need to organize their financial and … Continue reading

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What your Medicare agent should do for you

Given that Medicare can seem like a confusing web of options, it’s no wonder that many consumers rely on licensed professionals for help. If you’re among those who turn to an agent or broker, it’s worthwhile making sure the person … Continue reading

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Medicare and Employer Coverage

Medicare and Employer Coverage Medicare coordinates benefits with your employer coverage If you are 65 + (or turning 65 soon) and will have both Medicare and Employer Coverage too because you are still actively working, you have a number of … Continue reading

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Are Medicare Doctors Taking New Patients

Medicare doctors are everywhere! Perhaps you’ve been feeling fearful about Medicare and wondering: Are Medicare doctors taking new patients? Fortunately, there are over 800,000 doctors who accept Medicare. In recent years there has been a lot of hype about doctors … Continue reading

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In Grandma’s Stocking: An Apple Watch To Monitor Falls, Track Heart Rhythms

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been the annual must-have holiday gift for the tech-savvy. That raises the question: Is the newest Apple Watch on your list — either to give … Continue reading

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Medicare Donut Hole Going Away in 2019 | 

Medicare Donut Hole Going Away in 2019 Great News: Medicare Donut Hole Ending in 2019 Bye-Bye Donut Hole! Ever since Medicare Part D rolled out in 2006, beneficiaries with high drug expenses have dreaded the donut hole. While we have … Continue reading

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