Tag: Medicare

Is At Home Recovery After A Transplant Covered by Medicare?

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

Why Are Medicare Part D Rules So Confusing?

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I received my payment invoice from the Medicare Part D plan I recently enrolled in, and I am simply confused.  It...

Need A Medicare Supplement Guaranteed Issue Plan?

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I have decided to retire when I turn 65 in June and will need to enroll in Medicare Parts A and...

Social Security Account Suspended…Need To Enroll Medicare Online!!

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

Medicare Supplement Rate Increase Is Outrageous!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: We have received a 20 percent increase for our Plan F Medicare Supplement that is effective May 1. I am a 70-year-old...

Mom Has To Pay 100% For Skilled Nursing Stay…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...

“Still Working…” Magic Words For Enrolling In Medicare Part B Correctly!!

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UNITED STATES—Dear Toni: I am losing the battle with Social Security about me and my wife enrolling in Medicare Part B since I am...

Enrolling In Medicare Made Simple

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: My husband, David, has been laid off because of what is happening to the economy due to COVID-19. He is 68...

Medicare Prescription Drug Penalty Confusion!!

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I turned 65 in August 2018, continued to work full-time with an HSA that has a $3000.00 deductible before any prescriptions...

Should A Veteran Using VA Enroll In Medicare Part B?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: My husband is a Korean War Veteran and never enrolled in Medicare Part B because he uses the VA, close to where...

Cancer Treatment Not Covered By Employer Health Insurance…

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UNITED STATES—Help Toni! I have developed a rare form of cancer that requires the use of proton therapy and my problem is that my...

Stress Changing Medicare Plan

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UNITED STATES—Morning Toni: When I first got Medicare, I picked a Medicare supplement plan F. Two years ago, I was approached by a telemarking...

Does Medicare Pay For A Long-Term Care Need?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: Recently my older sister had a stroke and needs extra care at home. I was told from friends at church that Medicare...

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Mistake Postponed My Hip Surgery!

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UNITED STATES—Toni: I made a terrible mistake during the current Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period and changed to a Medicare Advantage HMO plan because I...

President Trump Signs Pandemic Relief Bill

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UNITED STATES−On Sunday, December 27, President Donald Trump signed the coronavirus relief package with Americans receiving payments of $600 for individuals with an adjusted...

Does Medicare Approve Clinical Trial Prescription Drug Programs?

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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...

2021 Medicare Premiums And Costs Released

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UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I have recently enrolled in Medicare and received my 2020 Medicare and You handbook and cannot find what the 2021 Medicare...

Does Medicare Cover Alzheimer Facility Care?

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

Has Hospital-Inpatient Medicare Rule Affected Medicare Advantage Plans?

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UNITED STATES—Toni: Last week you wrote about how the MOON (Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice) rule affects “Original Medicare”.  My husband has enrolled in a...

How To Apply For Medicare Online When Turning 65!

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UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: I am turning 65 in March 2021 and I was surprised when Social Security told me to go online to sign...
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