Category Archives: Oregon Senior Health & Life Insurance

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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Medicare Part D Premiums Expected to Drop Again in 2019

For the second year in a row, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services anticipates that Medicare Part D premiums will decrease. CMS recently published their 2019 Average Basic Premiums Projection, which has some good news for Part D plan … Continue reading

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Your Rights and Protections Under Medicare

Knowing your rights and protections regarding Medicare is important to ensuring you’re an informed advocate for your coverage and health care. This is what you’re guaranteed through Medicare. Read More: Your Rights and Protections Under Medicare

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Falling can change your life: How to prevent it

One minute you’re going about your business and the next — boom — you’re down. None of us plan on slipping in the bathtub or tumbling down a flight of stairs but it happens. Source: International Council on Active Aging®

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Turn 65, Retire, Sign Up for Medicare…or Not 

Turn 65, Retire, Sign Up for Medicare…or Not The popular perception is that your 65th birthday marks the milestone in your life when you hang up your spurs, kick back, and reap the fruits of your labor as you enjoy … Continue reading

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By Law, Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is ‘Observation’ Only | Kaiser Health News

Under a new federal law, hospitals across the country must now alert Medicare patients when they are getting observation care and why they were not admitted — even if they stay in the hospital a few nights. For years, seniors often … Continue reading

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Medicare should warn enrollees on steep late sign-up penalties

For many Americans entering retirement, it comes as an unwelcome surprise: Medicare premiums become much more expensive if you do not sign up on time. The program tacks on a 10 percent penalty on monthly Part B premiums for each … Continue reading

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