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CMS & Insurers Announce Part C and D COVID-19 Coverage

News about the coronavirus — officially called the SARS-CoV02, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 — has been everywhere lately. As of writing this article (March 12, 2020), there are more than 124,000 cases confirmed worldwide and more than 4,600 deaths. The potential strain this may put on the health care system in the United States, […]

CMS 2021 Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage & Part D Programs

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a few major changes to the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Part D programs that could influence the way beneficiaries choose and purchase their Medicare coverage and prescription drugs. The goal of these initiatives is to make Medicare Advantage and Part D coverage […]

How to Prepare for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is right around the corner, making now the best time for those with Medicare to prepare. Whether you’re planning on sticking with your same plan or not, it’s always a good idea to explore your options each year. It can help you to save money and ensure you have the […]

CMS Announces Lower Average Premiums for Medicare Advantage and Part D in 2020

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their expectation that premiums will drop for both Medicare Advantage in 2020. These lowered premiums are anticipated despite growing options and benefits, ensuring seniors have more options at often affordable prices. This news follows on the heels of CMS’ announcement of anticipated average Medicare […]

Does Medicare Cover Cancer Treatment?

Cancer is a terrifying diagnosis that can, and often does, affect the entire family. And, this fear is entirely reasonable. In 2019 alone, it’s estimated over 1.7 million new cases will be diagnosed and over 600,000 people will die from a form of cancer. Unfortunately, there are more concerns with a cancer diagnosis than just […]