Tag: Medicare

2020 Medicare Part D Changes…Released!

UNITED STATES—Toni: Last year, the 2019 Medicare and You handbook did not include the 2019 Part D deductibles and “Donut Hole” costs, and I...

Leaving Company Benefits Do I Need Part B When Choosing COBRA?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: When should someone apply for Medicare when enrolling in COBRA? Is it wrong to wait until you are no longer on...

Medicare Annual Enrollment! What Do I Do?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, This is my first Medicare Annual Enrollment and I don't know anything about this process? Which program is good, and which...

Toni Says® Tips For Medicare Open Enrollment

UNITED STATES—Toni: I just received a phone call saying there is a federal law that I change my Medicare during Medicare’s Open Enrollment? The...

Pharmacy Owners Convicted For $35 Million Fraud Scheme

SHERMAN OAKS—Two pharmacy owners from Sherman Oaks were found guilty for their participation in a $35 million health care and money laundering scheme on...

America…Enroll In Medicare Part B At The Right Time!

UNITED STATES—Hello, Toni: My husband, John retired several years ago after turning 65. He enrolled in Medicare Part A, but declined Part B because...

Medicare Supplement Increase?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, I recently received a 15 percent renewal increase starting in September for my Medicare Supplement. Every year, the plans seem to...

9 Medicare Facts Every Baby Boomer Should Know

UNITED STATES—Toni: I am a confused Baby Boomer who needs to make my Medicare decision in November 2019 when I turn 65. I do...

When Do I Enroll In Medicare At 65?

UNITED STATES—Hi Toni! I will turn 65 in September of this year and would like to retire in 3-6 months. I have several questions...

Are Medicare Supplements And Medicare Advantage PPOs The Same?

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: What is the difference between a “Medicare Supplement” and a “Medicare Advantage PPO" plan? I am turning 65 and the marketing...

Will Medicare Pay For Care Overseas For Husband Laid Off As...

UNITED STATES—Toni: My husband, who is turning 65 this September, was laid off from a major oil company this year and the only way...

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...
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