Tag: Medicare

Changes To Plan F…Causing Medicare Supplement Renewal Premiums To Rise!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: We have received a 20 percent increase in our Plan F Medicare Supplement. I’m a 70-year-old female in decent health, but my...

Under 65 What Should I Do During Medicare Annual Period?

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UNITED STATES—Toni, I turn 65 next March, and I’m overwhelmed by all of the mail I am getting this year for Medicare Annual Enrollment....

2020 Medicare Part D Changes…Released!

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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!

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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...

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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?

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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

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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??

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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...
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