Tag: Medicare

Owe $64,300 To My Doctor And Rehab Center…Should Have Enrolled In...

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UNITED STATES—Toni, I am having a huge problem with my Medicare because I did not enroll in Part B at the correct time. I am...

Why Is My Medicare Premium An Extra $499?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: My husband, John and I need your guidance because I believe I have made a mistake enrolling in Medicare. Last year, John was...

Why Am I Receiving A Medicare Part D Late Enrollment Penalty?

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

Laid-Off…What Are My Medicare Options?

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: my husband, David, has been laid-off because of what is happening to the economy and rising gas prices. He is 68...

What Are “Patient Rights” For Original Medicare?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I need your help regarding my husband’s parents who are in their late 80s. My mother-in-law has been sick for the...

America Get Prepared! Hurricane Season Starts June 1

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UNITED STATES—Toni: In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey absolutely devastated my wife. Now, her 84-year-old mother is living in an assisted living facility, and we...

Married Vs. Domestic Partner With Employer Benefits, Delaying Medicare Part B

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UNITED STATES—Toni, my problem is different than most couples that I read about in your weekly Medicare column. I am finding out that my...

Rules Of Medicare And Social Security Confuse Even HR Departments

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I am a HR Manager for a local oil service company and have a question about an employee. He is turning...

Is There a Medicare Penalty for Leaving A Rehab Facility Too...

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, 10 days ago, I placed my mother who has Medicare in a "rehab facility" for approximately three weeks, thinking that her...

Losing Employer COBRA With Dental Benefits…What Do I Do?

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

Help…Doctor Is Not Accepting Medicare?

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: This week, I went to see my primary care doctor and his office manager informed me that they are no longer...

Frequently Asked Toni Says Medicare Questions

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UNITED STATES—This week’s Toni Says Medicare column has a different twist and consists of frequently asked Medicare questions from Toni Says® readers around the...

Can Beginning RMDs Raise Your Medicare Premiums 

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I am over 73 and began taking my RMDs (required minimum distributions) from my 401K when I turned 72. Could this have...

Need To Stop My Medicare Part B!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I have just enrolled in Medicare Parts A&B and my Social Security check because I turned 65 in January. I am still...

Turning 65… Help Me Enroll In Medicare With SSA.gov!!

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: I am turning 65 in June and am not working full-time with employer benefits. I was surprised when I called Social...

Can A Clinical Trial Prescription Drug Avoid The Donut Hole?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I turn 65 in May and am covered by my wife’s employer group health insurance. I am fighting stage 3 kidney cancer...

Can Enrolling In COBRA Cause A Medicare Penalty?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I lost my job in September 2020 due to COVID layoffs in the oil industry and my wife and I are...

Self-Employed With Retiree Benefits…Why Do I Need Part B??

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UNITED STATES—Good day, Toni: We saw your answer about Medicare Part B in an article online and our situation is different. My wife and...

Can’t Afford To Pay My Medicare Premium Bill… What Can I...

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UNITED STATES—Toni, my Medicare begins March 1st and I have received my first bill. This bill is for 4 months from March 1st to...

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 am over 65, I needed to sign up for Medicare. I...
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