Tag: Medicare

Does Medicare Card Arrive in the Mail When Turning 65?

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UNITED STATES─Hello Toni: I turned 65 in December and have not received my Medicare card. I am working full-time with company benefits and not...

Am I An Inpatient Or Outpatient During A Hospital Stay?

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UNITED STATES─Toni: Yesterday, my wife was ambulanced to the hospital after falling and breaking her leg. Now the hospital billing department had me sign...

Turning 65 In March, Unable To Apply For Medicare Supplement Plan...

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UNITED STATES─Morning Toni: I am turning 65 in March and am searching for the right Medicare Supplement to cover my health needs. I have...

Why Is My Medicare Part B Costing $704?

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UNITED STATES─Toni: My Medicare began on November 1st and on December 16th I received my first bill which is $704.80 for my Medicare Part...

What!! Medicare Part B Or D Penalty Is Forever?

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UNITED STATES─ Toni: I am a 67-year-old female who never enrolled in Medicare Part B or D because I believe in holistic medicine and...

Medicare Is Federal…Local Congress Office Can Help Solve Issues

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UNITED STATES─Toni: My Medicare and Social Security nightmare began when I retired from my job, July of last year and enrolled in COBRA so...

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...
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