Tag: Medicare

Is Medicaid A Good Long Term Care Option?

UNITED STATES—Toni, I have a friend who just received a bill from the state of Texas for his mother's Medicaid nursing home care. No...

MyMedicare.gov Account Is Important To Processing Medicare Claims

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, my husband recently retired from his job and because I’m over 65, I needed to sign up for Medicare. I had...

Does Medicare Pay For At Home Recovery After A Transplant?

UNITED STATES— Reader Alert: This week, I received a shocking text message from one of Toni Says® Medicare Supplement clients that I would like...

Suspended Social Security Account…Can’t Enroll In Medicare Online!

UNITED STATES—Help Toni: I’m turning 65 in July and last week I tried to open a “My Social Security” account to enroll in Medicare...

Bad Medicare Advice From Friends Is Costly!

UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: I met with you in late 2017 for a Toni Says® personalized Medicare consultation. I have a quick question regarding travel...

Which Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Is Right for Me?

UNITED STATES—Toni: I am turning 65 in July and am an insulin dependent diabetic. I take 2 insulins which are rather expensive. I am...

Mom Has to Pay 100 Percent For Skilled Nursing…Why??

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, please explain why my Mom must pay 100 percent for her Skilled Nursing stay. She recently slipped and fractured her back...

Does Medicare Cover Dental Care?

UNITED STATES—Toni, I will be eligible for Medicare in July and am now receiving breast cancer treatment from MD Anderson. I am currently on...

What Is The Part D Late Enrollment Penalty?

UNITED STATES— Hello Toni: I received a notice from CMS (Medicare) saying they do not have record of me having prescription drug coverage that...

Does Medicare Cover Alzheimer Facility Care?

UNITED STATES— Morning, Toni: I read your Medicare column regularly and have never seen you address the issue of paying for an Alzheimer facility...

Losing Retirement Benefits…Help!!

UNITED STATES— Hello Toni, in May, my retiree benefits will be changing, and my husband and I will no longer be covered because we...

Medicare Part A Enrollment When Still Working

UNITED STATES—Hi Toni, I turned 65 in August of 2018 and am still working covered entirely by my large company health plan. My wife...

Clinical Trials And Medicare

UNITED STATES—Toni: I will turn 65 in May and am currently covered by my wife’s employer group health insurance. Currently, I am fighting stage...

Can COBRA Cause A Medicare Part B Penalty?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I lost my job July 2017.  My wife and I have enrolled in Medicare Part B in January 2019 since COBRA’s...

Enrolling In Medicare At 65 Is Stressful!

UNITED STATES—Hi Toni! I will turn 65 on February 14 of this year and want to retire in 3-6 months. I have several questions...

Medicare Supplement Plan F Could Go Away In 2020?

UNITED STATES—Morning Toni: I am concerned about the difference in premiums between many of the Medicare Supplement plans and companies and it seems that...

Should I Enroll In Medicare Part A When Turning 65?

UNITED STATES—Ms. Toni: I believe I have received wrong information from my friends who suggested that I enroll in Medicare Part A which I...

Why Is My Part B Premium Over $500?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I retired from my law firm in December and my Medicare began January 1. Today, my wife and I both received...

Enrolling In Medicare Online Can Be Confusing

UNITED STATES—Toni: Last week, you wrote about how to apply for Medicare online by having to start a “My Social Security” account.  I had...

Medicare’s New Application Confusing Those Turning 65

UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: I am turning 65 in March and called Social Security for help with enrolling in Medicare. I was surprised when Social...
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