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Being overweight puts extra strain on your heart, increasing the risk for developing high blood pressure and damage to your blood vessels that can lead to serious health threats. But did you know that changing your lifestyle and losing as little as 5 to 10 pounds may help lower your blood pressure? READ MORE >>

Check out some of the changes that are being made to standard Medicare Part D plans moving forward from 2019 to 2020 Initial Deductible: Will be increased by $20 to $435 in 2020. Initial Coverage Limit (ICL): Will increase from $3,820 in 2019 to $4,020 in 2020. Out-of-Pocket Threshold READ MORE >>

For Medicare Advantage plans, out of pocket costs will depend on the following factors: Whether the plan charges a monthly premium. Some plans have no premium. Whether the plan pays any of your monthly Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) premium. Some plans may pay part or all of your Part B premium. READ MORE >>

Medicare Changes in 2020   Starting in 2020, there will be no more first-dollar coverage plans available to those who are considered Medicare eligible after 2020. First-dollar coverage plans are Medicare Supplement Plans that leave you with zero out of pocket costs, such as plan C and plan F which are going to be eliminated. READ MORE >>

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Good news is that the Medicare part B deductible is only going up from $183 to $185, and the part A deductible has only increased $24 from $1340 to $1364. Medicare has also announced that in 2019 the average premiums for Medicare Advantage plans will drop by $1. READ MORE >>

MEDICARE CHANGES FOR 2020 MACRA EXPLAINED On Jan. 1, 2020, newly-eligible Medicare beneficiaries won’t be able to purchase Medicare supplement plans that cover the Part B deductible. This includes Medicare supplement Plans C, F, High-Deductible F. READ MORE >>

MEDICARE FOR ALL AND SINGLE PAYER EXPLANATION This is a non-political view from an agent that has dedicated most of his life to work with Medicare insurance and the senior community. Most of the people that will be reading this article have been my clients for many years, and some for over a ... READ MORE >>

Medicare Advantage plans provide great additional benefits that original Medicare does not provide including drug plan benefits. Some of the unique Medicare Advantage plans benefits include dental benefits which in some cases are very robust including dentures, root canals, crowns, and basic serv... READ MORE >>

Medicare Advantage plans work different than Medicare Supplement plans, and they are divided in to 2 major groups, HMO's and PPO's. Although very similar in features and benefits, the mechanics of how this plans work are very different than Medigap plans. READ MORE >>

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